Born out of a landmark merger between the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport and Fair Play Canada, the CCES is founded on the principles of fair play and drug-free sport. We have built upon the solid foundation of these internationally recognized pioneering organizations to create and promote the kind of sport environment Canadians desire and deserve.
As a not-for-profit organization independent from sport organizations and government, the CCES receives its funding from a variety of sources, including Sport Canada, fee-for-service revenues and grants. The CCES audited financial statements are available in our Annual Report.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.
The new World Anti-Doping Code was formally accepted by the Centre in November 2008. The Code results in better anti-doping programs for the athletes against whom Canadians compete internationally.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is one of Canada’s early leaders in the True Sport Movement – Canada’s social movement for sport and community. True Sport extends from the playground to the podium, ranging from simple pick-up games to community and school-based sport leagues to elite high-performance competition. The goal of True Sport is to help sport live up to its full potential as a public asset for Canadians.
True Sport makes a significant contribution to the healthy development of youth, the health and well-being of individuals, and the quality of life in Canadian communities. At the heart of True Sport are four core values: fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun (www.truesport.ca).
One of the cornerstones of True Sport is the importance of doping-free sport. Doping is not healthy or fair – doping undermines True Sport.