Make a complaint in complete security and confidentiality

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, or for help, please contact the Independant Third Party.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Athletes: When Dreams Become Reality 

When we interviewed our Deaf & hard of hearing athletes and asked them why they chose to participate with the CDSA and what our impact has been on their sports career, the answers were unanimous. When reading the following stories of four (4) Deaf or hard of hearing athletes, you’ll see it for yourself. There are 6 main reasons to believe that dreams can be possible with the CDSA.

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Provincial Deaf Sports Associations

Long-Term Athlete Development Model (developed by CDSA)

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Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) would like to insist on reminding how to obtain the TUE Certificate and when it should be done.

ICSD Anti-Doping Rules

The World Anti-Doping Agency published its 2020 list of prohibited substances and methods.

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.