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Incident Report | Help
For any confidential communication regarding an incident between an athlete with another athlete, or a coach or a member of the mission staff (therapist, interpreters, etc.) during a competition, a trip or a camp for Team Canada organized by CDSA, please contact:
Alain Turpin, CDSA Executive Director
The Canadian Sport Helpline is also available.
Provincial Deaf Sports Associations
- British Columbia | Contact
- Alberta | Contact
- Saskatchewan | Contact
- Manitoba | Contact
- Ontario | Contact
- Quebec | Contact
- Newfoundland and Labrador | Contact
- Other provinces and territories | Contact
Long-Term Athlete Development Model (developed by CDSA)
Information – Cannabis Act
The Cannabis Act will be in force on October 17th, 2018.
Proposed restrictions on promotion are intended to protect youth from being persuaded through marketing or advertising to consume cannabis. At the same time, consumers need access to clear, objective information on which they can make informed decisions about consumption.
Of particular interest for sport organizations and athletes are restrictions on several types of promotional activities (s.16-24 of the Cannabis Act, such as:
- Promotion considered appealing to youth;
- Promotion through sponsorship, testimonials, or endorsements; and
- Promotion using the depictions of persons, celebrities, characters, or animals.
It is important to note that cannabis (natural and synthetic cannabinoids) remains on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List for in competition use.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has developed educational information for athletes and support personnel to navigate the cannabis legislation and its impact on sport. This includes a downloadable educational kit and information on the use of cannabis related products including medical marijuana.