The Government of Canada plans to legalize cannabis as early as fall 2018. Athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does not affect the status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction. For information on Cannabis in Sport visit:
CCES Cannabis in Sport toolkit
U SPORTS Central
This is a major U SPORTS initiative that will allow our organization to better understand our student-athletes and be better informed when making decisions that affect them. U SPORTS Central will eventually streamline processes relating to athletic and academic awards, student-athlete and member communications, letters of intent, international programs, Athletic Financial Awards, CCES anti-doping education, and more. The site will be used to gather information and improve U SPORTS’ understanding of its current student-athletes and to track and monitor the football recruiting process for prospective U SPORTS student-athletes.
Go to U SPORTS CENTRAL
U SPORTS Letter of Intent Program and Registry
The Letter of Intent (LOI) is a national initiative that is designed to reduce and limit the recruiting pressures on prospective student-athletes, to educate prospective student-athletes on the most applicable U SPORTS regulations, and to assist coaches in their recruiting efforts.
The Letter of Intent should not be confused with a letter of admission from a university, as the Letter of Intent is related only to a prospect’s expressed intention to participate at a specific university in U SPORTS. It should also be noted that a prospect does not need to sign a Letter of Intent if they wish to play a U SPORTS sport. The Letter of Intent is a voluntary system that a prospect can choose to enter into and that is respected by all U SPORTS member schools.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Letter of Intent: (PDF)
To review the full text of the rules and forms regarding Eligibility click here.
Part of the Letter of Intent program is the Letter of Intent Registry, which lists the name, school, and sport of all prospective student-athletes who have signed a Letter of Intent. Although the Registry is primarily a reference for university coaches and administrators to review prior to recruiting a prospective student-athlete, it also serves as a reference to other prospects, parents, and fans of university sport.