Anti-doping Information

Orienteering & Anti-doping

Orienteering Canada is committed to building drug-free sport and is unequivocally opposed, on ethical, medical, and legal grounds, to the practice of doping in sport. Orienteering Canada fully supports the position of Sport Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) against the use of banned substances and methods.

The 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.

Orienteering Canada endorses and has adopted the CADP, which means orienteering is part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Orienteering Canada’s anti-doping policy reflects and supports the CADP in that no athlete, official, coach or volunteer shall take prohibited substances, nor should any team official or parent recommend or condone the use of prohibited substances.

Orienteering Canada expects all members of the orienteering community to abide by CADP to preserve the integrity of sport. Any sanction by the CCES shall be enforced by Orienteering Canada.

In addition, all Team Canada athletes are added to our National Athlete Pool (NAP). Athletes in the NAP are subject to the specifically bound Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and must individually sign on to the CADP.  They shall be bound by all the anti-doping rules and responsibilities contained in the CADP, including completing an e-learning anti-doping education module. 

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.

Orienteering Canada 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.

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 Orienteering Federation’s Anti-Doping policies and procedures.

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 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 

Various other resources can be found on the CCES’ resource page.

For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES