Sport is one of Canada’s greatest collective passions. When sport is ethical, it enables all stakeholders to achieve their full potential and to enjoy the many benefits associated with being involved in a positive sport experience. Ethical sport also serves to protect all stakeholders from the negative effects and harms associated with unethical behaviours, including doping, maltreatment, exclusion, violence, competition manipulation, and various forms of corruption.

The CCES monitors emerging ethical issues that are threats to Canadian sport, and supports stakeholders to respond and develop solutions that address the issues.

The following programs and initiatives are available to support sport organizations working to address ethical issues in sport

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True Sport

True Sport is designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles.


Competition Manipulation

In response to the growing threat of match manipulation in Canada, the CCES is working with trusted partners to protect the integrity of sport in Canada and bolster our role on the international stage.


Governance Essentials

This comprehensive e-learning course enhances the knowledge of Directors who volunteer on Boards, so they feel more confident in their role as fiduciaries of a sport organization.

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Diversity and Inclusion

These templates, reports and other resources support sport organizations that seek to improve their policies and practices to reflect the changing demographics of their memberships.

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This valuable resource is being updated for 2022! It will be re-launched as an e-learning course that helps athletes and coaches understand what puts athletes at risk for body image issues, disordered eating, and what can be done to reduce those risks. 

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Risk Management

Our suite of risk management workshops help enhance the effectiveness of decision-making among sport leaders using a consistent, sport-specific, and integrated risk management process.

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Responsible Coaching Movement

Take the RCM pledge to show your commitment to safe, smart and secure sport.

Values-Based Coaching: A True Sport Approach

Values-Based Coaching: A True Sport Approach

An interactive e-learning course that provides coaches with True Sport information, tools, and approaches to support the delivery of values-based programing.  

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Abuse-Free Sport Helpline

This national toll-free helpline offers help to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination in a sport environment.


See Also...

What Sport Can Do: The True Sport Report (2008)

The “What Sport Can Do: The True Sport Report” provides conclusive proof of how good sport can be used intentionally to positively influence a wide range of societal goals, including child and youth development, crime prevention, education, social inclusion and economic and environmental...

Reasons to Believe Survey (Strategic Counsel - 2005)

The Strategic Counsel presents the findings from a survey of Canadians on values in sport. [1 MB PDF]

The Sport We Want Final Report

(January 2004) The Sport We Want Symposium was held to begin discussion among Canadians about the values we want our community sport system to promote and model. This report describes the output of the two days in September 2003.

Canadian Public Opinion Survey on Youth and Sport (Decima - 2002)

A survey by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) revealed that almost all Canadians (92%) believe that community level sport can have a positive influence on the personal and moral development of youth. However, fewer than one in five Canadians feel very confident that this potential is...