The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) and PacificSport Interior BC endorse a Food First philosophy towards supplements. Consult with a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for a complete diet analysis prior to engaging in any supplement regimen.
Read more about the CSI Supplement Policy – Full [PDF] & CSI Supplement Policy – Athlete Version [PDF] and learn more regarding the risks behind sport supplements.
CANADIAN ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program; 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.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they do not 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.
- Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Checklist & Application [PDF]
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk.
- Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes.
WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA)
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.
WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.
ATTENTION SUPPORT PERSONNEL (Coaches, Trainers, Doctors/Practitioners): WADA Code was amended in 2015 to also place accountability on Athlete Support Personnel who may have a role in a doping violation by an athlete, intentionally or unintentionally. It is YOUR responsibility to know the rules if working with high performance athletes.
With any product under the supplement banner (sports foods, health supplements or ergogenic aids such as caffeine), there is potential risk that use may result in an anti-doping violation either due to intentional contamination or cross-contamination during the manufacturing processes.
Informed-Choice is a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities. The program certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed-Choice logo have been tested for banned substances by the world class sports anti-doping lab, LGC.
NSF CERTIFIED FOR SPORT®
NSF International is a public health and safety company who makes it easy for athletes and coaches to identify nutritional supplements that do not contain any banned substances. A key component of this program is an NSF Mark on each product label, to show athletes, coaches and consumers that a sports supplement has met NSF's comprehensive Certified for Sport® program guidelines.
- Search for NSF CERTIFIED PRODUCTS here
- Download the NSF APP for FREE- available at the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.
Other Supplement Resources:
- Should I Take A Supplement? [PDF]
- Evidence for Supplements [PDF]
- 3 Steps for Recording Supplements [PDF]
Watch this video to see a brief overview of the risks surrounding sports supplements and how these can be solved.
CANNABIS IN SPORT EDUCATION KIT
Learn more from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) at cces.ca/cannabis. More CCES information can also be found under the following links:
For additional information about prohibition, medical exemptions, and other substance-related inquiries, email email@example.com.
For additional information about the Education Kit or anything on this page, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.
- CHECK ALL MEDICATIONS at the GLOBAL DRO (Drug Resource Online) - providing athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA 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.
- FREE WADA Coach Anti-Doping course 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.
For more information, please contact the CCES: