Summer Celebration Series: The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sports


Introducing our NEW summer series …

Here at OTUS Group we get to support so many amazing organizations, and we wanted to share some of them with you.

You may have noticed the 2018 FIFA World Cup is currently underway, it’s almost impossible to miss. Sporting events like these often receive global attention – and while many eyes are focused on the games, there are many organizations hard at work ensuring the players are clean and the games are fair.   This week we are celebrating The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES).

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport serves to elevate the conscience of sport in Canada. 


What does this mean?


They work for, and on behalf of athletes, players, coaches, parents, officials and administrators.  The CCES operates at the intersection of individual values, the shared values of society and the values of sport.  They serve as a strong voice regarding ethics in Canadian sport.


The Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics in 2010 were a watershed for sport in Canada. It’s cool to win – and cool to be part of Canadian sport. This hard-earned pride deserves to be protected and cherished. It’s easy to forget how quickly a nation’s sporting reputation can be tarnished – the CCES does not forget. The CCES is nothing less than a focal point and catalyst for the shared conscience of Canadian sport.



The CCES is founded on the principles of fair play and drug-free sport. Born out of a merger between the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport and Fair Play Canada. They built upon the existing foundation of these organizations, now the CCES creates and promotes the kind of sport environment Canadians desire and deserve.


Here are 4 facts we want to share with you about the CCES ….


  1. The CCES is an ISO certified organization responsible for the implementation and management of Canada’s Anti-Doping Program. The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code was ratified by the CCES in November 2013 and became effective January 1, 2015. The Code results in better anti-doping programs for the athletes against whom Canadians compete internationally.
  2. The CCES is a proud member of True Sport working to activate a values-based and principle driven sport system. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference. The seven True Sport Principles provide a foundation for good sport to happen and they can be brought to life in any sport at any level, from playground to podium. The goal of True Sport is to instill character in our kids, strengthen our communities and increase our opportunities for excellence.
  3. The CCES has partnered with the Coaching Association of Canada to create the Responsible Coaching Movement, a multi-phase, Canada-wide initiative. The Responsible Coaching Movement wants coaches to consider how they coach, and not just what they coach. This can be the difference between just a safe sport environment and a sport environment that is safe, yet also fosters positive growth and personal development. Learn More.
  4. The CCES has an “athlete zone” on their website which is one stop shop for athletes to learn about their requirements, medical exemptions, cannabis use, drug-testing, advisories and much more.

To learn more about all of the work that the CCES is involved with for sport in Canada, please visit



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