Lacrosse and Anti-Doping

Lacrosse Canada and all Member Associations (MAs) are committed to building drug-free sport and are unequivocally opposed, on ethical, medical, and legal grounds, to the practice of doping in sport. Lacrosse Canada and MAs fully support the position of Sport Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) against the use of banned substances and methods. 

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), (link to: 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 (link to: and all of its associated International Standards. The 2021 CADP is currently in effect.


Lacrosse Canada has adopted the CADP, which means you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Lacrosse Canada’s anti-doping policy (link to NSO anti-doping policy) and code of conduct (link to NSO’s code of conduct) reflect and support the CADP.


As a member of Lacrosse Canada, the CADP applies to you, and athletes participating in Lacrosse Canada-sanctioned activities may be selected for doping control. The CADP also applies to athlete support personnel.

While athletes and support personnel should be familiar with the rules of the CADP and the Code, they should also know how to practice clean sport, which can be achieved by following these guidelines:

Anti-Doping Resources

Check your medications

Know your exemption requirements

Question supplements

While some supplements can correct nutritional deficiencies, promote recovery, or help achieve peak performance, supplements present a significant risk of inadvertent doping. Avoid supplements if you can.

If you and your medical support personnel agree that you have a need for a supplement:

Know the rules

Be cannabis smart

Be aware of cannabis’ prohibited status in sport, including the possibility of positive tests as a result of using CBD medications which contain THC. Special protocols are in place for athletes who use medical cannabis - see information about medical exemptions. (link to: Be cannabis smart. (link to:  

Live your values

True Sport is an initiative of the CCES that is designed to give people, communities, and organizations the means to leverage the benefits of good sport, from a platform of shared values and principles. As the values-based sport network leader, the CCES believes that activating the True Sport Principles (link to:, on and off the field of play, will contribute to a positive shift in Canadian sport culture. Learn more at (link to:

Competition manipulation

Competition manipulation is recognized as a major threat to the integrity of sport on a global scale and without measures in place to manage sport betting and corruption, it will continue to grow. The CCES is working with trusted partners to protect the integrity of Canadian sport and to educate the sport community about the risks associated with such activities. For more information, complete Understanding Competition Manipulation, a 15-minute primer course. (link to:  


Complete your education

Athletes in the national athlete pool (NAP) and designated athlete support personnel must complete online education annually. To access courses, log into the CCES online education portal (link to: If you have questions about your education requirements, refer to “Which course should I take?” in this online learning FAQ (link to: or email

Report Doping
The CCES needs your help to eliminate doping. Together we can protect sport and create a fair and ethical Canadian sport community. You do not have to include your name or contact details. You may provide information anonymously.

Lacrosse Canada's Anti-Doping Education Program

In order to be eligible to compete at a Lacrosse Canada National Championship, all athletes and team personnel members (e.g. coaches, trainers, managers, etc.) on the roster are required to complete the CCES True Sport Clean 101 (Untracked) online education course and submit the electronic declaration form. These requirements are in place for the following age categories:
  • Box Lacrosse: Senior A, Senior B, Junior A, Junior B, Junior Women
  • Field Lacrosse: Senior Men, Junior Men, Senior Women, Junior Women
All athletes and team personnel members must complete the online course no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start of their respective Lacrosse Canada National Championship. Those that do not complete it prior to their event deadline will be charged a $50 administration fee (to be charged to the MA that the athlete or team personnel member is representing).
If you've already completed a CCES or Lacrosse Canada online anti-doping education course in a previous year, and appear on the confirmation list, you have complied with this policy and will not be required to complete this new version.

The new course was created by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and will ensure that our members are provided with the most accurate anti-doping information available. The content is more comprehensive than the previous Lacrosse Canada anti-doping course, so it will require athletes and coaches to put in a little more time and effort to complete it and successfully pass the quiz.
The course is comprised of eight (8) modules and one (1) quiz. It will take roughly one (1) hour to complete.
How do I complete the online anti-doping education course?
  1. Access the course.
  2. Complete the course modules.
    • The modules can be completed in any order and don't all have to be done at once.
    • If you leave the module before it's completed, your progress will not be saved.
    • Some of the modules are interactive, so be sure to follow the on-screen instructions and click around.
    • Each module has a few questions at the end and those answers may be helpful when completing the final quiz, so pay attention. 
  3. Complete the True Sport Clean Quiz.
    • Before you start the final quiz, be sure to input your full name and your Member Association in the corresponding boxes.
    • There are six (6) sections to the quiz. You need to get 100% on each section to pass.
    • If you don't not pass one of the sections on your first attempt, you can re-do that quiz immediately.
  4. Save an electronic copy of your course certificate.
    • Once you pass the True Sport Clean Quiz, follow the instructions to print and/or save a copy of your certificate.
    • You can either take a screen shot of your certificate and save it as a photo file or print the webpage and save it to PDF.
    • Without the certificate, there is no way for Lacrosse Canada to know that you've successfully completed the course, so don't close the page until the certificate is saved.
  5. Send a copy of your course certificate to Lacrosse Canada.
    • Visit to access the online form.
    • Enter your personal information and upload a screenshot or PDF version of your certificate.
    • Submit the form and keep the confirmation email in your records.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
  • If you want to know if you have to complete this anti-doping education course, please contact your Member Association.
  • If you are having technical difficulties with the online course or quiz, please contact
  • If you are having trouble submitting your certificate, please contact

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