As a Canada Soccer National Youth Club License holder and League1 Ontario license holder, North Toronto Soccer Club adheres to Canada Soccer’s anti-doping policy which has been created in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). North Toronto Soccer Club requires all players, and parents of all players under 18, upon registration each season to agree to abide by this policy. The message is reinforced during team and staff meetings.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP); the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
The Canadian Soccer Association has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. The Canadian Soccer Association’s anti-doping policy reflects and supports the CADP.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
- Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping.
- Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control.
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned.
- Verify your medical exemption requirements.
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk.m
Additional resources and information
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.
- The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List.
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program.
- The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.
- The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement – a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference.
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES
Report doping via the Report Doping Hotline
Call toll-free: 1-800-710-CCES