As a member of Water Polo Canada (WPC), or as a participant in WPC sport, the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) applies to you. It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by WPC, you are subject to the CADP and, accordingly, may be selected for doping control.
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.
WPC 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. WPC's code of conduct reflects and supports the CADP. See more: WPC's Code of Conduct with Disciplinary Procedure
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) . Learn more about FINA'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:
Review the sample collection procedures.
Know your anti-doping rights and responsibilities.
Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control.
Prohibited Substances & Methods
Report doping activity. Call the hotline at 1-800-710-CCES or fill in the online form .
Additional Resources and Information
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES:
On October 17, 2018, the Government of Canada has officially legalized cannabis in Canada. Athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does not affect the status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance, and a positive test can still result in a sanction.
The CADP adheres to WADA’s Prohibited List, which is an international standard under the World Anti-Doping Code. Despite Canada’s position on cannabis, the global anti-doping community has maintained cannabis on the Prohibited List.
Given the position of WADA and CADP, Water Polo Canada recommends abstaining from cannabis use in order to avoid sanction.