The CCES Announces Enhancements to Report Doping Program

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 12, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) encourages athletes to use the upgraded Report Doping portal and accompanying app. The toll-free phone line is also available.

“A secure and anonymous reporting system is integral to protecting the integrity of sport,” said Paul Melia, CCES President and CEO. “It takes courage to report doping. We’ve made the reporting process safer and simpler for anyone who wants to share information about suspicious activities and provided a means for us to request follow-up information.”

The CCES contracted Danish software developer Got Ethics A/S to provide the enhancements that support anonymous conversations with CCES staff via secure, SSL-encrypted mailboxes. Additionally, a new app is available for Apple or Android products which allows people to upload images, video or audio to support their report. Got Ethics A/S is a leading international provider of software solutions to fight unethical behaviour. They have successfully provided similar services to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and other national anti-doping organizations.

Since the launch of the Report Doping hotline in November 2013, the CCES has received almost 400 reports and has used that information to establish multiple anti-doping rule violations across a range of sports. Reports to the hotline are evaluated and can lead to investigations and targeted testing. Relevant information may also be shared with other anti-doping or sporting organizations to support their test planning.  

Personal data collected via the app or website is safeguarded by the developer, Got Ethics A/S, according to European laws for data protection and by CCES pursuant to WADA’s International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI).

Go to www.cces.ca/reportdoping to learn more.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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. 

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca