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. Nova Scotia Powerlifting (NSPL), 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. NSPL’s 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. CPU Anti-Doping Click Here

As a member of NSPL, the CADP applies to you! It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by NSPL, 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:

• Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping. Rights and Responsibilities Click Here
• Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control. Collection Procedures Click Here
• Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned. Medication Checklist Click Here
• Verify your medical exemption requirements. Medical Exemptions Click Here
• Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk. Supplements Click Here
• Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes. CCES Subsciptions Click Here

Additional Resources and Information

• The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel. Athlete Zone Click Here
• 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. Global DRO Click Here
• Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information. Doc Zone Click Here
• Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program CDAP Click Here
• The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.WADA Click Here
• 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. True Sport Movement Click Here

Report Doping

NSPL 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. Report Doping Here
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES:
• Email:
• Call toll-free: 1-800-672-7775
• Online: