The Canadian Anti-Doping Program

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 Powerlifting Union (CPU) has adopted the CADP. The SPA, as a member of CPU, adheres to 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 SPA and CPU’s anti-doping policies and code of conduct reflect and support the CADP.

While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation. Learn more about the International Powerlifting Federation’s anti-doping policies and procedures. (

As a member of the SPA, the CADP applies to you! It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by the SPA, you may be selected for doping control.

Important Information
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:

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 World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. (
  • Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information. (
  • 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. (
Report Doping
The SPA and the CCES need your help to eliminate doping! To report doping activity, call the hotline at 1-800-710-CCES or fill in the online form. (
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES: