Over the years, the CCES has commissioned public opinion research in an effort to better understand how Canadians view the ethical issues facing sport and to determine if sport is living up to its potential. The results provide us with a snapshot of Canadian sport at all levels and shed light on the public’s thoughts on anti-doping and values-based sport. Survey results also have the power to help shape our work by exposing areas in which sport is underserved or is underperforming. 

Power of Sport: The True Sport Report 2022

Power of Sport: The True Sport Report 2022 explores how community sport generates social capital, creating benefits across a broad spectrum of societal priorities for all Canadians. The report builds on the first True Sport Report published in 2008 and includes additional sport-based research on...

Canadian Attitudes Toward Sport

Jenkins Research Inc. has conducted three online surveys on behalf of the CCES to determine how Canadians feel about sport and whether it is living up to their expectations. The surveys are representative of the Canadian population. The survey questions have remained consistent year over year, though language has been adjusted to accommodate trends and questions regarding current issues have been included.

Youth and Performance-Enhancing Substances Survey (Leger - 2014)

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In 2014, Leger conducted a survey on 2,997 Canadians between the ages of 10 and 18. Using advanced analytics techniques, the sample of Canadian youth was subdivided into four groups, based on their admitted or suspected performance-enhancing substance use and their potential predicted behaviour. It...

Performance Enhancing Drugs Pose a Significant Health Risk for Athletes, Children and Youth (2011)

Final Report of the Task Force on the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Football

Canadians favour tough doping penalties (Nanos Research - 2009)

Between November 7 and 10, 2009, Nanos Research conducted a random telephone survey of 1,005 Canadians 18 years and older. The CCES would like to thank Nanos Research for permission to publish this survey.

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]

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...