CCES, CAAWS and AthletesCAN Very Concerned with the CAS Ruling on IAAF’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 2, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and AthletesCAN are voicing their disagreement with the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification that pertains to female athletes with differences of sex development (DSD).


AthletesCAN and University of Toronto researchers work towards evidence based recommendations to address abuse in sport

Baseline prevalence study to measure athlete experience with all forms of maltreatment

OTTAWA, ON (March 7th, 2019) - AthletesCAN, in partnership with University of Toronto, and with the support of the Government of Canada, is pleased to announce a baseline prevalence study will be carried out in the coming weeks to provide a snapshot of Canada’s national team athletes’ experiences with abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport. 


AthletesCAN Statement on CBC Investigation into Abuse in Sport

February 11, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) - As the collective voice of Canada’s national team athletes, we know firsthand that sport is a force for good in our country and across the globe. We also understand a hidden culture of abuse exists to an alarming extent, because we’ve experienced it – some of us directly and some indirectly. Some of us experienced abuse as children, and some as adults. Abuse does not discriminate – not in sport, not anywhere.


AthletesCAN urges Calgary City Council to save Calgary 2026 bid and continue process to plebiscite

October 30, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) - AthletesCAN is extremely disappointed to hear the assessment committee’s motion to end the bid process for the Calgary 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and cancel the November 13th plebiscite after the three levels of government were unable to reach a successful outcome to funding negotiations on Monday. We urge the City Council members to reconsider the opportunity and continue with the upcoming plebiscite.



(Ottawa, Ontario – October 18, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and AthletesCAN have serious concerns about alleged bullying behaviour by members of the World Anti-Doing Agency (WADA) Executive Committee brought forward by Olympic Champion and Chair of the WADA Athlete Committee, Beckie Scott. Together, the two organizations call on WADA to commission an independent review of Ms. Scott’s allegations, as well as the practices and norms surrounding the WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board’s operations.



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