CKA eNewsletter - Spring 2020
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2020 Spring CKA eNewletter
Vol. 4 no.1

Dear affiliates, partners, and community,

The evolution of the COVID-19 situation took us all by surprise. We are currently living in an exceptional situation which is a source of deep uncertainty. In the coming weeks, the CKA is ready to assist you to get through the crisis.

The CKA team continues to be operational remotely. We will strive to maintain the flow of information to Kinesiologists and PKAs. We have the experience and the best tools to communicate and collaborate. In these difficult times, we are available to share tools, information, advise you and help you continue your activities.

Being confined to their homes, Kins may think about how they could change their business model to include Online Services; some of you may have time to take on online continuing education seminars or to advance projects which are constantly postponed for lack of time.

Finally, I invite you to stay informed on this crisis and its management as daily news could bring solutions or ideas for you. 

The CKA team is committed to assist you in difficult time.

Be careful, be safe and take good care of yourself.

France A. Martin, MBA, BScKin,
CKA Executive Director | Directrice générale

Latest news

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Recently the CKA has issued two eAnnouncements to Affiliated Kinesiologists on the Coronavirus. If you have missed them, consult the following:

Special COVID-19 Information and more

March 23rd 2020

This eAnnouncement included subjects such as:

  1. Insurance coverage confirmed
  2. Online Services vs. Insurance & Scope
  3. Guidelines for Online Services
  4. Governments Financial Support
  5. Website links to Provincial & Federal Resources

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Suggestions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

March 17th 2020

This eAnnouncement included subjects such as:

  1. Providing urgent Kinesiology services
  2. Clients of 70 years and over
  3. Suggestions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
  4. Infection Control Reminder
  5. Novel coronavirus web page of ministry of health in your province for more information.
  6. What health professionals need to know
  7. From the College of Kinesiology of Ontario: Practice Standard- Infection Control.

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A message from


We are living through an unpredictable time across the country, and the world, as we try to reconcile the new reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last week alone, governments have asked businesses, and entire societies, to shut down—and unfortunately, no one is certain how long these measures will be enforced.

We all know that we must do whatever we can to #flattenthecurve and protect the most vulnerable in our society.

Still, no matter if you are a business owner, independently employed, or an employee, it is understandable that you may be concerned about the future of your practice and your finances. And, as a healthcare professional, you also have to consider an added complexity: the continuity of care for your patients or clients.

To help you navigate the current landscape, we've put together this risk management guide to address the following topics:

1. Providing Continuity of Care (Virtual Care Services);
2. Ensuring Your Financial Resilience (Navigating Government Programs);
3. Understanding the Role of Your CKA Insurance. 


This is a challenging time for all of us. If you have questions or concerns about your business, your continuity planning, or your health or travel insurance, please connect with us. We are only a call or an email away.

Take care,



Should you wish to begin offering your services online, here are guidelines, concent forms and a video from BCAK and a webinar from Hexfit/FKQ. We greatly appreciate that PKAs are sharing these with the Kinesiology community across Canada.

Guideline for Telehealth Services
Telehealth Consent Form

Note: In BC, online services are called Telehealth services; not to be confused with the same term used differently in Ontario.

From FKQ
Guideline for Télésanté or Téléreadaptation


Note: In QC, online services are called Télésanté relating to remote health services or Téléreadaptation relating to rehabilitation.

CKA #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan

What is THE CKA working on ?

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The CKA/ACK is very pleased to report that the wheels are in motion, and picking up speed, as we head towards achieving the 3rd year of the #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan 2019 to do list. In January the Communications Committee, and Research and Development Committee, drafted their action plans in keeping with the goals of the #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan . Ad Hoc Committees were formed to provide  in-depth work, which led to a new CKA Organizational Chart. In 2020, the CKA will be working on:

  • Mental Health Events : Bell Let's Talk, Mental Health Week and 2020 NKW
  • Conferences and Tradeshows : HRAP2020, CHLIA 2020, Congrès RH
  • Kinesiology – Mental Health – Social Media Campaign
  • Legislation : Guidelines
  • Webinar and University Tour
  • Two new membership categories and reviewing of core competency list
  • Producing material/articles for: CKA Blog, Podcasts, eNewsletter, SM accounts (FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram)
  • NHO Relations: Continuing: EIMC, CCUPEKA, CLHIA, Canadian Mental Health Association, PaticipACTION
  • Seeking/Researching Government funding (grants, etc.)
  • Creating and sending Survey to Kins on the practice, their employment conditions, sponsors, opinion on an eventual annual Canadian Kinesiology conference, how to ensure Kins use the CKA Boutique, etc.
  • Boutique: New partnerships, new products and services
  • Visiting insurance companies
  • Website development: One stop shopping to include link with Prolink's platform and small PKA website solutions
  • And many more

CKA Board of Directors at work

Your CKA Board of Directors works with passion and efficiency to advance Kinesiology in Canada! For the first time, all  10 provinces were represented at the CKA Board of Directors Face-to-Face Meeting held late January 2020 in Montreal, QC.

Here is the traditional picture from West to East.


New CKA Coordinator

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Earlier this month, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance announced  the arrival of Ms. Brooke Hamilton as the CKA Coordinator of  the University Tour KinStartUpKit Seminar/Webinar project. She will also assist with membership and continuing education programs.

Brooke Hamilton studied Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and is now a Registered Kinesiologist in Hamilton, Ontario. She attended the 2020 KinGames at Brock University in the Niagara Area. Brooke can be reached via email:

The CKA is looking forward to working with her, please join us in welcoming her as she takes on this new challenge.


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How to Differentiate CKA/Kinesiology from CSEP/Exercise Physiologists

New Guideline

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) and the Provincial Kinesiology Associations (PKAs) understand how confusing it may be to try to differentiate between the services of kinesiology, the CKA and exercise physiology and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). This document attempts to explain the differences in scope, insurance and benefits of each of these associations. See below for answers to frequently asked questions:

  1. How do CKA and CSEP organizations compare?
  2. If I am a kinesiologist with the CKA do I have to maintain my CSEP certification? Do I have to pay double contribution: membership fees, insurance fees, etc.?
  3. What is the difference in scope of practice? Why does CSEP not cover the entire scope of Kinesiology?
  4. What is the difference in Professional Liability Insurance (PLI)? Does CKA/PKA insurance fully cover you?
  5. As a CKA Kinesiologist can I work with the same clientele as a CSEP CEP? Will my professional judgment as a CEP be lost if I do not renew my certification?
  6. What are the benefits to becoming member of PKA/CKA?

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How are Alternative Therapies related to the Kinesiology Scope of Practice?

New Guideline

The practice of kinesiology is growing as new treatments, complementary therapies, and alternative therapies are made available. The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) and the Provincial Kinesiology Associations (PKAs) wish to assist Kinesiologists when considering the use of new treatments/therapies. This document will provide information for Kinesiologists who may recommend or provide complementary therapies, and alternative therapies, in conjunction with their practice of conventional kinesiology, or may have clients seeking or receiving these therapies in addition to conventional kinesiology treatment.

When Kinesiologists are considering using new treatments, complementary therapies and alternative therapies, we suggest that one considers:

  • What is meant by conventional therapies, complementary therapies or alternative therapies?
  • What are the expectations for practice?
  • What are the specific expectations when providing complementary therapies or alternative therapies?
  • What are the specific expectations of patients requesting or receiving complementary therapies or alternative therapies?
  • What else must be considered before providing some therapies (e.g. insurance, scope)?

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Mental Health Campaign
An early kick-off leading to November's 2020 NKW

With this year's promotional theme being mental health, the CKA strives to significantly raise awareness of the profession by inviting Kins to join in four events linked to this theme: Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan 29th, Mental Health Week – May 4th to 10th 2020 and the National Health & Fitness Day (NHFD) – June 6th 2020, leading finally to the 2020 National Kinesiology Week in November. The success of raising awareness depends on the number of people we can all collectively reach by participating. That's why the CKA invites Kinesiologists to engage in their community, online through social media or in their workplace to encourage dialogue about mental health.  



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Associations of Muscle Mass and Strength with All-Cause Mortality among US Older Adults

Li R1,1, Xia J1, Zhang XI1, Gathirua-Mwangi WG1,1, Guo J1, Li Y1, McKenzie S1, Song Y1.

PubMed – NCBI Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Mar;50(3):458-467

Recent studies suggested that muscle mass and muscle strength may independently or synergistically affect aging-related health outcomes in older adults; however, prospective data on mortality in the general population are sparse.

In the method, they aimed to prospectively examine individual and joint associations of low muscle mass and low muscle strength with all-cause mortality in a nationally representative sample. This study included 4449 participants age 50 yr and older from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2002 with public use 2011 linked mortality files. Weighted multivariable logistic regression models were adjusted for age, sex, race, body mass index (BMI), smoking, alcohol use, education, leisure time physical activity, sedentary time, and comorbid diseases.


Does Strength-Promoting Exercise Confer Unique Health Benefits?

Emmanuel StamatakisI -Min LeeJason BennieJonathan FreestonMark HamerGary O'DonovanDing DingAdrian BaumanYorgi Mavros

American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 187, Issue 5, May 2018, Pages 1102–1112

Public health guidance includes recommendations to engage in strength-promoting exercise (SPE), but there is little evidence on its links with mortality. Using data from the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health Survey from 1994–2008, we examined the associations between SPE (gym-based and own-body-weight strength activities) and all-cause, cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality. Multivariable-adjusted Cox regression was used to examine the associations between SPE (any, low-/high-volume, and adherence to the SPE guideline (2 sessions/week)) and mortality. The core sample comprised 80,306 adults aged 30 years, corresponding to 5,763 any-cause deaths (736,463 person-years). Following exclusions for prevalent disease/events occurring in the first 24 months, participation in any SPE was …

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Amount and Intensity of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Lower Cancer Risk

Charles E. Matthews, PhD1; Steven C. Moore, PhD1; Hannah Arem, PhD2; Michael B. Cook, PhD1; Britton Trabert, PhD1; Niclas Håkansson, PhD3;

Journal of Clinical Oncology

To determine whether recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity (ie, 7.5-15 metabolic equivalent task [MET] hours/week) are associated with lower cancer risk, describe the shape of the dose-response relationship, and explore associations with moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity. The method used included data from 9 prospective cohorts with self-reported leisure-time physical activity and follow-up for cancer incidence were pooled. Multivariable Cox regression was used to estimate adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs of the relationships between physical activity with incidence of 15 types of cancer. Dose-response relationships were modeled with restricted cubic spline functions that compared 7.5, 15.0, 22.5, and 30.0 MET hours/week to no leisure-time physical activity, and statistically significant associations were determined using tests for trend (P 

Read Results & Conclusion

Got arthritis? Keep moving

Caitlin Dow

Nutrition Action, July 4 2018.

Research shows that regular physical activity is essential to slowing arthritis progression and maintaining mobility as you age. "Physicians used to tell people with osteoarthritis to sit down and take it easy," says Stephen Messier, director of the J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory at Wake Forest University. "We've moved past that."

Messier's team has shown that regular exercise—by itself or combined with weight loss—improves pain and function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. In one study, 365 adults were assigned to either a control group or one of two exercise groups—walking or strength training—that exercised for an hour three times a week. After 18 months, people in both exercise groups reported less knee pain and demonstrated better function than people in the control group.

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Current Issues In Legislation

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PEI Kins recognition by WCB

Kinesiologists who are affiliated with the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance and working under the supervision of a provincially regulated health care provider can provide services through the Workers Compensation Board of PEI. 

Kinesiologists are one of just 6 un-regulated professions in PEI to be allowed to provide service through the Workers Compensation Board of PEI.

Full policy here

Ontario - Free Healthcare for Mental Health

The Ontario government will spend $20-million to increase access to publicly funded talk therapy, the latest signal that provinces are recognizing the growing need for free access to an effective treatment for mental illness.

The province is rolling out a new program – the first of its kind in Canada – designed to deliver free cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), online, by phone and in person to individuals, families and youth age 10 and up, depending on their need.

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PKAs' effort to have kinesiology legislated in their province

As PKAs aim for  legislation, the CKA would like to inform Kinesiologists of their progress. In general, the small PKAs (NL, PEI, NS, NB, MN) have not yet begun their process as they are focused on increasing membership to acquire enough numbers to become recognised by the general public; on defining basic documents such as scope, standards, etc.; on working with Universities to get support from the most stakeholders as possible.

In BC, the BCAK had their first meeting with government to begin their process; contacted Universities to convince them to adopt core competencies to create professional kinesiologists.

In AB, AKA is focusing on defining documents aligned with BCAK, CKO on standards, etc.; on increasing membership to reach significant numbers; on creating a financial document (economic impact, etc.) and budget for a legislation strategy before presenting anything to their government.

In ON, OKA has had no additional information on their government's decision on a possible change in  Regulation structure (from a one profession college, to a super college of multiple professions). OKA was active in parliament to raise awareness of the profession, this time with their Chronic Disease Alliance at  a luncheon where they spoke to 30 MPP and admin for a total of 55 attendees. OKA is also regularly in contact with the Speaker of the House to monitor any changes in legislation.

In QC, FKQ recently had a meeting with their government representative to finalize last-minute changes to documents in order for them to comply with legal language. The government has indicated to positively accept to legislate kinesiology. FKQ is also waiting to see what structure will be proposed. In QC, there are no new professional orders created, which means that kinesiology may be associated with others in order health professions to share administrative cost while having different scopes, etc. or may become authorized acts to an existing order. To be continued…

News from CKO

The Truth About Specialties

The College of Kinesiology of Ontario (CKO) is aware of misinformation circulating about its consideration of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association's request for a specialty within the College for athletic therapists. As the regulatory body for the kinesiology profession in Ontario, they do not comment on current matters between various organizations. They exist to protect the public and our focus is the public's interest. However, given the persistent misinformation circulating, they published this fact sheet to clarify where we are in this process.

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OKA launched the Kinesiology Evidence and Engagement Network (KEEN) in 2019 as a living laboratory, also known as a practice-based research network, to serve as a hub to support collaboration between front-line Kinesiologists and academic researchers.

Working in collaboration, front-line Kinesiologists and researchers can uncover which treatments and interventions are working, which work better than others, and which new treatment strategies might further enhance the prevention, management or performance related goals of patients and clients seeking Kinesiology services.

Branches of KEEN were launched in January 2020…

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A case study by Hexfit

Hexfit met with the Kinelite team to discuss their experience with the software. In this short case study, you will be able to see how the Kinelite training centers have been able to grow effectively using the Hexfit software! At this meeting, it emerged that their main challenge was the growth of their business. They were looking for software that would continually adapt to their strong growth. Continue reading this case study to see how to grow effectively with tracking software!

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Extended Professional Insurance Program

Inquiries were made as to possibly include, in the National Insurance Program provided by PROLINK/Trisura, an extension of insurance for a member that does not renew their insurance (e.g. for a member who is retiring, returning to school or going on parental leave for a year). This would remove the liability (risk factor) from the CKA or PKAs in the event a member has a claim after they have left the associations related to a previous incident when they were an active member with insurance and they counter claim against the CKA/PKA that either of them didn't adequately inform the member of the availability of the extended reporting period, if the member failed to activate it. 

Further to negotiations, the CKA successfully concluded an agreement with PROLINK/Trisura to include the automatic Extended Reporting Period ("ERP") coverage for all CKA member, effective for 2021. The ERP coverage will automatically be provided to any CKA member who does not renew their E&O coverage. This makes the process simple and offers great value to the members. Trisura has agreed in principal to provide 6 years of ERP in every policy for all CKA members. This provides more protection than CATA and CSEP.

First Line Education Inc.
A New CKA Partner

The CKA is pleased to announce its new partnership with First Line Education Inc. within the CKA/PKA Affinity Program. First Line Education Inc. is a provider of a wide range of continuing education for all movement therapists including Kinesiologists. Assessments and therapeutic exercise courses have been found quite valuable for the promotion of kinesiology careers.

The CKA invites Kinesiologists to consider First Line Education Inc.'s 90 Day Clinical Practice Mentorship program and other courses to complete their continuing education credits. The 90 Day Clinical Practice Mentorship is an entirely online experience with 9 modules, each containing four lessons. There are three 'Implementation Weeks' to help integrate new knowledge into businesses and professional practices.

A 15% discount is offered
to Affiliated Kinesiologists

Use the promotional code: CKA15. More information on CKA Boutique


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HRPA 2020

The CKA met the HR manager of health benefit plans at HRPA 2020 in January, and requested that  Kinesiology services be included in employee benefit plans, and reimbursed as such. At this large conference, although not many delegates visited the tradeshow, busy attending concurrent seminars,  two interesting pieces of information were gathered:

  • For the HR Manager to add kinesiology services to their list of professionals, it could increase the cost of their health benefit program or another professional would have to be taken off the list to add Kinesiologists. This is true for some health benefit programs. Other programs are based on packages paid at a fixed amount for which anyone can choose from a list of professionals.
  • In some cases  an HR Manager can only add Kinesiology services to their list whenever their benefit plan is renewed, that is to say maybe 2,3,5 years from now. This is not the majority of cases.


Hardip Jhaj represented the CKA at EIMC's last meeting in February. She reports that Global has learnt that the US now has 3 tiered levels while others have 2 levels, that is, Level 1: PT and CEPT with a 2yr university degree, and Level 2: Physio, Kins, CEP with 4yr university degree. Global will seek clarification from the US to understand the purpose and see if changes should also be made in Canada. EIMC is also working on other projects.

They are looking for course providers for Level 1 now that CSEP will no longer be involved. They are working on finalizing the restructuration by fall 2020 and are awaiting the results of a feasibility study.

2019 was a record year!
4235 Affiliated Kinesiologists
mobilized to strengthen the profession
Thank you!


'MOVING THE BODY, HEALING THE MIND' will be the theme of the workshop to be held at CHLIA 2020 in May 2020 in Windsor, ON. The OKA, in collaboration with the CKA and PKA Partners will be talking about exploring the science and clinical practice of exercise in mental health. Mental health claims are dramatically increasing in Canada and other countries - and yet, nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental health disorder never seek help from a professional, according to the WHO. But there's strong evidence for the role exercise and physical activity can play in treating conditions like depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  The rise in mental health concerns among university students has led to an increased demand for counseling services. This increase drives demand for additional resources. Researchers at the University of Windsor recently analyzed the effects of a six-week physical activity intervention on students' mental health. They found that physical activity (is) an effective method to improve university students' mental health and quality of life, which may reduce their need for counseling services.

In addition, mental health conditions often come with significant co-morbidities, like COPD, diabetes and heart disease. Poor health and chronic disease are up to three times more likely among people who report significant emotional distress. Here, too, physical activity can help. The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified over 25 chronic conditions that physical activity and exercise can help reduce the risks associated with the conditions.  

Insurers will learn about the science behind how exercise positively affects our mental health, and the practical application by researchers and Registered Kinesiologists working in the field to bring the benefits of exercise and physical activity to help the mind as well as the body.


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Bell Let's Talk – Mental Health

In January, the CKA invited Kins to promote their services on Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29th 2020. Promotional materials were prepared for Kins to use and a Social Media Campaign was accomplished. This promotion reached 72 000 people. The lead message was to begin exercising in January with Bell Let's Talk Day and continue throughout the year until the 2020 NKW in November.

We all, as professionals, support evidence that exercise can boost mood. Millions of Canadians are affected by mental health illnesses and more are diagnosed each year. It is therefore important to make every effort to reduce the stigma, talk about it and provide solutions to those struggling. To help and support them, research studies recommend getting professional support with aerobic and resistance exercise training. In conjunction with Bell Let's Talk Day, Kinesiologists across Canada have begun a conversation about Canada's mental health. Millions of Canadians, including Kinesiologists, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas through physical activities and exercises for those struggling. The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance has reminded Canadians affected by mental illness, that Kinesiologists, as part of a professional health team, can help them to move better and live better. Kinesiologists can help! Start now in January with Bell Let's Talk and join us from November 23 to 29th with National Kinesiology Week in support of Mental Health. Canadians were invited to take on the MoveBetterChallenge to find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle

KinGames 2020

The CKA, in partnership with PKAs, attended the KinGames 2020 at Brock University. As part of the 2020 KinGames scheduled to be held from March 11th to 14th in Ontario's Brock University, the CKA attended for a fifth year as sponsors of the Academic Challenge with , a website dedicated to helping students of Kinesiology and Physical Activity as they are to enter the work force or to continue studies in specialties. Although the CKA, together with its partner Hexfit Solutions, invited students to take the time to better understand how Kinesiology is practiced in Canada and thus help students achieve their career goals, the KinGames 2020 were cancelled on its second day because of school closures due to government instructions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The CKA wishes to congratulate the organizing committee for an amazing job in the past year to prepare for this event. Unfortunately, in 2020, there is no winning team.

Thank you to CKA Partners: Hexfit, Human Kinetics, and RockTape


Reserve the dates!

2020 CKA AGM – May 7th 2020 at 20h (ET)

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance/Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 7th 2020 at 20hET. 

The Nomination Committee have finalized a slate for the 2020-21 Board of Directors and the PKAs have confirmed their representative. The Notice of meeting and agenda will be sent to all Kinesiologists on April 10th 2020. This year, in addition to the regular business of the AGM, there will be a motion to bring a Bylaw change to add two new membership categories: Academic and Corporations (Clinics, etc).  The 2019 Annual Report will be available on the website. Everyone is welcome to attend via teleconference. More details coming soon. 

Two Promotional Opportunities for Kins

In conjunction with Mental Health Week – May 4th to 10th 2020 and National Health & Fitness Day (NHFD) – June 6th 2020, the CKA invites Kinesiologists to reserve these dates to promote their services. The CKA will create promotional material for Kins to use and the CKA will launch a  Social Media Campaign. The key message will be the same: Start exercising and  continue throughout the year until the 2020 NKW in November.

National Kinesiology Week – Seeking Ambassadors

The CKA is seeking Ambassadors, a KIN and a client, to help promote mental health at the 2020 NKW. This initiative began last year and was very successful.

As an  ambassador we request  that you speak on how KINS use exercise and physical activity to help people struggling with mental health. You must be available for interviews (phone) and to produce a short introduction video. Anyone interested can contact the CKA at


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Sharing Information


BCAK recognizes the stress kinesiologists across Canada are under during the health pandemic and is working to ensure its members, and those of the other provincial kinesiology associations, have access to the best resources possible through collaboration, to guide members through these difficult times. With an emphasis on continuing education, BCAK is working on increasing the availability of free member educational videos and will keep the CKA and other PKAs informed of resources made available across Canada.

 Considering government restrictions on gatherings, and in keeping with the social distancing guidelines by the Federal and Provincial Health officers across Canada, BCAK has postponed its May 2nd,  2020 Annual General Meeting and Professional Development event pending further notice. Its Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities course offerings have also been postponed until at least the fall of 2020.

 The BCAK continues to focus on building relationships with post-secondary institutions to provide input to curriculum development and to focus on connecting with all levels of government in BC with the overarching goal of professional regulation and greater respect for the skills and knowledge its members provide to society. 

The AKA  held their AGM on March 14th with an hour presentation on courses to be offered; also present were OT, PT etc. They are creating financial documents on economic impact of kinesiology services. Representatives will travel to universities south of the province to represent AKA, recruit and reach out to them in a face-to-face meeting.


SK is not currently one of the 9 PKA's, but now has representation on the CKA Board of Directors and is exploring the exciting possibility of becoming the 10th PKA, making representation truly national. SK is in the information gathering stage and working with its current provincial organization (Sask Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association - SKESA), and government partners to become more Kinesiology focused/based. SK is connecting with other PKA's as well as the CKA executive and board members who are providing assistance with information pertaining to structure, bylaws and anything that would help lead SK down the PKA path.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, SK is exploring alternative methods of hosting their annual SKESA Education Day and AGM that is scheduled for May 2, and has an exercise and ageing theme.

The MKA is currently focused on reviving our organization which had been dormant in the last few years. We have recently appointed a new Board of Directors who is dedicated to bringing awareness of the MKA and is working on building our membership

Happy to report that the new CRM and new website have improved process of renewals and retention; ever since they have implemented a free student application, membership numbers have increased significantly and hopefully will retain them when they're finished university; KEEN initiative has been delayed in launching. It will be eventually made available to other PKAs; working on the CLHIA Conference; Keeping an eye on CKO's decision on AT specialization because OKA will wish to participate in the consultation process to be held for 60 days.

Now that they have a significant number of seminars available, FKQ is looking for more seminars or webinars in English. FKQ has asked other PKAs  to share their seminars. NBKA, or anyone wishing to have a seminar in French, are welcome to contact Valerie; English Universities (in Quebec) are joining the FKQ instead of CSEP.

NBKA held a series of seminars on March 19th in Moncton University for continuing education credit and networking.

KANS is preparing its AGM on April 1st and restructuring their Board of Directors; striving to increase membership

KPEI is creating documents to improve its structure and align with standards based on CKO; evaluating a possible entry exam as prerequisite to becoming a member; KPEI's AGM will be held in fall

NLKA is organizing events, speaker sessions with Memorial University of Newfoundland, working with local business for NKW, will hold a Round Table in June and July with other NHOs on "How to work together", a survey to members will be sent this weekend re: what is their practice vs school, etc


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A word from CKA partners


The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance is proud to announce a partnership with continuing education provider First Line Education Inc.

Since 2007, the First Line team has been helping movement therapists across Canada explore a wide range of clinical assessment skills and create innovative therapeutic exercise programs for many kinds of clients.

April Courses – ALL online!

April 4 & 5 – Assessment Level 2 – Functional Testing For The Upper & Lower Body

April 18 – Introduction To Therapeutic Exercise – Building The Basics From Your Assessment

April 19 – Building Therapeutic Exercise Progressions For The Upper & Lower Body

April 25 – Movement Day

April 26 – Case Study Day

For more information and to download course outlines - click here.

On May 4, First Line Education is excited to announce launch of the second 90 Day Clinical Practice Mentorship program. This 90 Day experience will help movement therapists improve the quality of their clinical practice, add a side hustle to their current employment situation, or launch and grow their own movement therapy business.

Looking for a bridge between your kinesiology degree and clinical practice? Feel like you have all the ingredients to up level your business - but need a recipe to follow to put it all together? Want to attract a new client base or start working with clients online? The 90 Day Clinical Practice Mentorship program is your flexible practical answer!

Registration opens on April 4. For more information and to download a program outline - click here.


Our online courses are live!!
More dates to come
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Get trained from leading experts in the movement industry. Movement is key to all healing, regardless if you are working with an elite athlete or someone suffering from a car crash.


Our live FMT courses will be cancelled for the next couple of weekends, at minimum. At this time; we are unsure when our live classes will start up again. We will keep you updated when we are LIVE again!  

We will be Moving to virtual FMT classrooms (live webcasts) for the next couples of weeks.  

Virtual Classes will start March 28, 29th and are discounted at 50% off normal registration fees.  You are welcome to change your registration from a live course to a virtual course and get a refund. 









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