Wheelchair Basketball Canada works with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport [CCES] to protect athletes' rights to fair and ethical competition, as well as help ensure the integrity of our sport in accordance with the [Canadian Anti Doping Control] - the set of rules that govern doping control in Canada.
The Canadian Anti-Doping Program, which is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, is intended to deter and detect the use of prohibited substances and prohibited methods, and therefore protect athletes' rights to fair and ethical competition, as well as help to ensure the integrity of amateur sport.
As administrators of Canada's Anti-Doping Program,CCES operates in compliance with the mandatory elements of the World Anti-Doping Program, which includes the World Anti-Doping Code, International Standard for Testing and Therapeutic Use Exemption Standard. The domestic doping control program meets all of the stringent criteria and quality requirements specified in the ISO 9001:2000 quality management standard. Canada was one of the first countries in the world to achieve ISO certification for the management of a domestic doping control program. This achievement confirms the quality of our program and contributes to increased accountability, transparency and confidence in the doping control process.
The CCES domestic doping control program consists of all aspects of the doping control process. The doping control process is outlined in Section 6.0, Doping Control Rules in the Canadian Anti-Doping Program and includes:
- Test distribution planning: The CCES plans and implements an effective number of In-Competition and Out-of-Competition tests.
- Sample collection: CCES doping control officers across the nation follow our stringent doping control procedures in full compliance with the Canadian Doping Control Rules as outlined in Section 6.0 of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program and the CCES quality system requirements.
- Results management: This includes anti-doping rule violations, consequences and appeal systems that are in place to protect athletes' rights.
In addition to managing the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, the CCES conducts testing at many Major Games held in Canada and on a fee-for-service basis to event organizers who choose to conduct sample collection.