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 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.
Lacrosse Canada endorses and has adopted the CADP, which means lacrosse is 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 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.
Lacrosse Canada expects all members of the lacrosse community to abide by CADP to preserve the integrity of sport. Any sanction by the CCES shall be enforced by Lacrosse Canada.

Anti-Doping Resources

Check Your Medications
Some prescription and over-the-counter medications are prohibited in sport. Medications can be prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, or in particular sports. Carefully check the status of any medication you consume to ensure that it won’t result in a positive test.
Cannabis In Sport
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reminds athletes that cannabis will remain prohibited in sport, no matter its legal status in Canada. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction. Please consult the CCES Cannabis In Sport webpage for more information.
Medical Exemptions
Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List, an approved medical exemption (TUE) will provide the athlete authorization to take the medication.
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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