CKA eNewsletter - Fall 2020
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2020 Fall CKA eNewletter
Vol. 4 no.3


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Changes in leadership / New CKA Board Members

Further to the resignation of Ms. Hardip (Happy) Jhaj from the CKA Board of Directors, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance announces the election of Mrs. Kathie Sharkey, R.Kin (ON), as its Board Chair-President. Mrs. Angelie Carter (PEI) has also been elected as Vice-President and Chair of the Governance Committee.

Currently, Happy is involved in numerous projects and wants to put forth all of her efforts into them. Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all, and Happy performed with dedication and tenacity as a judicious steward of our organization. We thank Happy for her skill in handling the CKA/ACK representation to the EIMC and for gaining more recognition for  Kinesiologists. Over the past 5 years, she has contributed greatly to the CKA/ACK with her knowledge and by volunteering so much of her time. We would not have been able to accomplish as much as we have without her wise counsel and patient advice.

We thank Happy tremendously and wish her the best in her future endeavours.

New PKA Representatives

The OKA has announced its new representative to the CKA Board of Directors, namely Jaime Glassman R.Kin, as the position was vacated when Kathie Sharkey R.Kin took on the CKA/ACK presidency.

The NLKA has named an interim representative, Kayla Rector, as its representative to the CKA Board of Directors as Mr. Des Martin has resigned, after having held this position for the last five years, to take on new projects. Des has been involved with the CKA/ACK for many years; he previously held the same position years earlier in another mandate. Des also leaves the chair of the CKA R&D Committee where he contributed to expanding new partnerships and seeking new business development ideas to help Kins progress in their practice. The CKA thanks him for the time, devotion and passion he brought to the CKA/ACK.

Governance Assessment

The CKA/ACK has invited proposals from consulting firms to provide a Governance Assessment of the CKA/ACK's structure, policy & procedures, governance, and operations. The desired outcome is to produce a comprehensive diagnostic report to guide the current Board of Directors (BOD), and Executive Director (ED), in how to strengthen the organisation's governance. This project will start in November or December 2020, and terminate with presentation of Phase 1 – in time for the Board of Directors meeting in late January 2021, and with presentation of Phase 2 – Report and Intervention Plan at the Board of Directors meeting in early March 2021. The CKA believes it is important to evaluate one's governance processes to seek a better and stronger future.

Fall Plan Review to align with 2021's action plans

Time flies! The CKA/ACK will undertake the process of planning for 2021 as we have passed the halfway point of our CKA/ACK Strategic Plan #KinVision2022!

The CKA/ACK proudly launched its #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan in 2018 and has followed this guide for two full years; this roadmap has guided the destiny of the kinesiology profession in Canada for the past two years. 2020 was a pivotal year as it is the mid-point of the plan. In 2021, and onwards, the CKA/ACK will strive to continue developing action plans inspired by the bold strategic plan that is #KinVision2022.

The results of the past two years have put Kinesiologists, and the profession of Kinesiology, at the forefront of many mainstream and current issues in the eyes of the NHOs, government agencies and the public. Many Kinesiologists have used the promotional tools now offered by the CKA/ACK and we are very proud to see that this has helped enhance the image and reputation of kinesiology across the country.

The results are outstanding: we have a record of over 4200 CKA affiliated Kinesiologists; reached over 6.5M people during the National Kinesiology Week with its very popular promotional videos, social media ad campaign, and PR campaign; and attracted 10 times more visitors to the CKA Website. The CKA/ACK continues to help the PKAs to develop and grow their:

  • plan to legislation
  • advocacy,
  • visibility at events (e.g. for insurers)

The CKA also helps students at the KinGames, and promotes the KinStartUpKit to help students start their career with key information on how kinesiology is practiced throughout Canada.

In September of 2017, the input and participation of all that were involved in the strategic planning initiative was very important to kinesiology in Canada, Kinesiologists and the CKA/ACK, and it remains important for the CKA/ACK as it undertakes an evaluation of the plan as it nears its end date. The CKA will continue to strive to advance kinesiology in Canada. Stay tuned!


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Survey on Impact of COVID-19

We are reaching out to you because we need your help!

Please take a moment to find out more about these events offered exclusively to CKA members:

Have you completed the National Kinesiology Survey yet? More than 1500 Kins have.

Do you have opinions, ideas, or statistics to share?

The CKA members' survey has been distributed to all CKA members and awaits your response. This survey compiles information concerning the working situation of Kins, as well as details on Kins' demographics, background, and experiences, for the purpose of advocating to governments, the media and the public.

Your response is confidential and anonymous.

Take a few minutes to complete
this survey
by October 15th.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated for the advancement of our profession.


Complete the Survey Here!




2020 Covid-19 Survey

Measuring the IMPACT of COVID-19 on Kinesiologists

In order to better target our marketing and government lobbying, the CKA needed to know more about the employment  situation of Kins during the pandemic. Affiliated Kinesiologists were invited complete the COVID-19 Impact Survey between May 15th -July 15th, 2020.


  • 63% of Kins surveyed continued to offer services during the 1st COVID-19 wave
  • 44% of Kins surveyed are offering telehealth services
  • 82% of Kins surveyed are offering rehab services
  • 65% of Kins have been able to receive CERB/PUC
  • 57% of Kins surveyed have found something to be positive about in the pandemic
  • 40% of Kins that reported an income loss have indicated that their personal income losses are between $1-5k; 57% between $1-10k$
  • 42% of Kins surveyed indicated they have experienced a significant decrease in their salary
  • 42% of Kins lost between 10-30 clients; 13% lost more than 100 clients
  • 26% of Kins lost between 10-30 appointments; 20% more than 100 appointments

Respondent demographics: 39% ON, 30% BC, 20% QC, 8% AB, 2% NB


Read comments provided on four subjects:

  • How Are Services Being Offered?
  • Estimated Losses
  • Services offered
  • Positive Impacts of The Pandemic

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New Standard Competencies for 2022

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) has now established a new set of competencies to promote as the standards of the profession across Canada. These competencies are deemed necessary to practice kinesiology in Canada. The competency list will serve in decision-making such as in membership/affiliation registration requirements and in continuing education credit requirements.

This competency list was established to include as many university programs as possible to maximize access to membership.

These new standards will become effective as of January 2022.

We invite students of programs that do not meet the standard requirements to consult the new CKA competency list and choose the requisite courses now to earn the expected competencies for affiliation in 2022.

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2 New Membership Categories


In spring, the CKA announced the creation of two new CKA affiliation categories: Academics and Corporations

In light of the consequences of COVID-19 and the financial burden that many Kins and clinics are experiencing, the CKA Board of Directors has decided to postpone the implementation of the new membership categories until 2022.


Legislation updates – BC healthcare colleges restructuring

B.C. moves towards overhaul of the regulation of health professions

In BC, a steering committee made up of the provincial political parties released its final report on how their recommendations to overhaul the way B.C.'s health-care professions are regulated. The most significant change would see the province's 20 regulatory colleges being reduced to six. It was suggested that the science-based professions such as doctors, nurses, physiotherapists in one group, and massage therapists into another— reduced to six. The changes would also create a new oversight body tasked with setting standards across colleges and acting as a disciplinary authority. Some of the changes, including the amalgamation of colleges, can begin immediately, while others will require legislative changes

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Announcing the Arrival of
Two Interns

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance announces the arrival of Ms. Chloe Edgar and Ms. Sara Matsuba as interns from Western University.

They will be working on the following projects/tasks:
1. National Survey
2. National Kinesiology Conference & Canadian Kinesiology Awards
3. National Kinesiology Week
4. Review and edit all 3 CKA websites including research for new up-to-date material (,,

The CKA is looking forward to working with them, please join me in welcoming them as they take on this challenge.


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in support of Mental Health

November 23rd to 29th 2020 

Kins, Get ready to participate!

This year,

Activities for Kins:

  1. A Day in the Life of a Kin – Post interesting moments of your day on CKA's FB Page
    Seeking interesting Kins  - Contact
  2. All you want to know about Kin/CKA – Lunch-hour Facebook Live via Zoom with the CKA's President and Executive Director! Get answers to your questions!
  3. Contest – for Kins who have organized events or taken on initiatives (in-person or virtually)

Activities for the public to promote Kin services

  1. eMentalFitChallenge : seeking articles and testimonies - Contact
  2. MoveBetter, LiveBetter Challenge: people will again be invited to:
    • Record your training minutes and/or kilometers
    • Undertake the Week Overview
    • Start a training program
    • Attend an event organized by a Kin!
  3. Contest – for participants who registered their score in both challenges


Start thinking about how you will promote, participate in, or organise activities in your community. In preparation for the 2020 National Kinesiology Week, presented by HexFit, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reminds Kins to reserve the dates of November 23rd to 29th 2020 in their calendars.

This year, KinWeek will be held in support of Mental Health. Promote yourself, your services, and connect with your community. Send your event information to CKA or upload it on A new Marketing Tool Kit will be provided to help you reach health professionals and the general public: new videos will show, and demystify, what a Kin can do for them. The event also promotes the importance of using a Kinesiologist in one's pursuit of an active lifestyle.

Stay tuned on October 16th as the CKA makes the Marketing Tool Kit, and the videos, available to you. Check your emails regularly.

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance used Bell Let's Talk Day in January and Mental Health Week in May to create a buzz about Mental Health. The CKA invited people struggling with mental health to the eMentalFitChallenge. Join us in November for National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, in support of Mental Health from November 23rd to 29th. The CKA will remind Canadians affected by mental illness that Kinesiologists, as part of a professional health team, can help them to move better, live better. Kinesiologists can help!

Last year, KinWeek reached 6.5 million people in support of Diabetes Awareness. We believe that the CKA offers Kinesiologists a great opportunity to reach clients. Get involved!

Thank you to Gabriel Shaw and Marie-Eve Corriveau for accepting to be our 2020 NKW Ambassadors!

The 2020 National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, is in support of mental health, and in collaboration with nine provincial associations: BCAK, AKA, MKA, OKA, FKQ, NBKA, NLKA, KANS and KPEI.

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance
invites you to the

A National Virtual Kinesiology Conference
Nov. 28th & 29th, 2020

Join us in the exploration of
Science and Profession: Challenges in the future
at the first national virtual kinesiology event
The Kin Can Conference 

You will have the opportunity to grow and network, from the comfort of your home, with world-class specialists.


Already over 201 participants registered!



Deadline Oct. 31st 2020

The Canadian Kinesiology Awards are awarded for outstanding achievement in Canada's kinesiology industry. The inaugural Canadian Kinesiology Awards were established as a platform for kinesiology professionals to be recognized and celebrated for their talent, hard work, and success. Submit a nominee today!

Awards will be granted for outstanding achievement in the following categories:


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Comparing Associations

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 other associations and their certifications. The CKA's first attempt to explain the differences in scope of practice, insurance, and benefits of each of these associations was created in a document that went through a thorough consultation process in the kinesiology community.

A revised document will be available in October. It has been revisited to compare many associations rather than one specific organization. In this document, the CKA attempts to explain the difference between being a Kinesiologist (with the CKA) and having a membership to another exercise-based association (e.g. in job title, scope of practice, prerequisites and eligibility, membership and dues, certifications, training, insurance and benefits):

  1. CKA – Canadian Kinesiology Alliance -  Kinesiologists
  2. CSEP – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology -  Exercise Physiologists
  3. CATA – Canadian Athletic Therapists Association – Athletic Therapists
  4. ACE – Association of Canadian Ergonomists - Ergonomists
  5. CAOT - Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – Occupational Therapists
  6. NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association

Other associations that represent professions similar to kinesiology include ACSM, EIMC and ACE. We invite you to read more by visiting their websites: ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine, EIMC - Exercise is Medicine Canada, ACE- American Council on Exercise

In reading the entire document, one will find answers to frequently asked questions.

In the summary provided, one can easily relate to what a Kinesiologist is, compared to an Exercise Physiologist, or Athletic Therapist.

As kinesiology is now well represented in most provinces, the CKA is looking forward to working with all National Health Organizations (NHOs) and PKAs to raise awareness of the profession of kinesiology, kinesiology services, and to provide the best care to the Canadian public.

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The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance proudly announces a partnership with ParticipACTION 

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with ParticipACTION, a national non-profit organization helping Canadians move more through innovative engagement initiatives and through leadership. The CKA / ACK, in collaboration with Kinesiologists, will provide ParticipACTION with content through guest article series consisting of 10 articles per year to be posted in ParticipACTION's App and promoted through their various communication channels.

ParticipACTION will actively work with the CKA / ACK to grow awareness of the kinesiology practice and the important role it can play to support ParticipACTION's vision of a Canada where physical activity is a vital part of everyday life. The CKA / ACK encourages Kinesiologists to promote kinesiology services by using ParticipACTION's App.

Seeking writers for articles – Contact


University Seminar/Webinar Tour

Presenting the New Introduction Video

Already 15 bookings in only 2 weeks! As you probably know, the CKA plans to present the #KinStartUpKit (KSUK) to as many university students as possible in collaboration with PKAs and university liaisons. The goal is to inform students (who are about to finish their degree in Kinesiology) on how to:

  • transition from academia to practice,
  • decide whether to pursue post-graduate studies,
  • start a career or a business,
  • follow another path.

Even in the face of COVID-19 restrictions and universities reopening "virtually", Brooke Hamilton, CKA KinStartUpKit Coordinator, is scheduling live virtual presentations or providing the Webinar Presentation Video to use on university portals. She is reaching out to Professors, Assistant Professors, Deans, student unions/societies, and Career Liaisons/Coordinators. Many have scheduled presentations and others are working hard to make this happen. There has been great cooperation among the universities!

Would you like to bring the KSUK presentation to your school or virtual classroom? If you teach, or work with, kin students please contact Brooke to book a presentation:


2021 Kin Games

When Covid19 hit Canada in March 2020, the KinGames organizers from Brock University had to make the hard decision to cancel the event after its first day. The same team is back working to find a new formula that would respect the health restrictions yet allow students to compete virtually. The concept is still in the design stage but the CKA will participate in guiding the student team to finding a solution. The decision to hold or postpone the 2021 KinGames will be announced in January 2021.


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How Can Exercise Training Benefit Older Adults?

This Is An Excerpt From Practical Guide To Exercise Physiology-2nd Edition By Robert Murray & W. Larry Kenney.

Older women and men respond to training similarly to younger people, increasing performance capacity along with physiological and metabolic function. For that reason, it is not unusual for 60-year-old athletes to have performance capacities that are greater than the capacities in people half their age. The ability to maintain impressive performance capacities occurs despite the fact that maximum cardiac output declines with age because both maximum heart rate and maximum stroke volume fall with age, as does blood flow to the arms and legs.

One of the challenges in establishing the effects of aging on physical fitness and performance is that it is difficult for scientists to separate the effects of aging from the effects of decades of relative inactivity in sedentary individuals. The same complication is true with older adults who have remained active but have reduced training intensity and duration over the years. Regardless, the good news is that proper training clearly improves all facets of physical capacity, including muscle mass, strength, endurance, aerobic capacity, agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, and anaerobic capacity.

After age 60, the failure rate for opening the lid on a jar rises substantially. Loss of strength and muscle mass are due to decreased anabolic signaling, increased muscle catabolism, reduced physical activity, and inadequate protein intake.

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Inactive individuals need to engage in physical activity to improve well-being.

Lesser and Nienhuis (12 May 2020) reviewed the impact of COVID-19 on physical activity behaviour and the wellbeing of Canadians. During April and May 2020, which corresponded to the strictest period of public health restrictions in Canada, an online survey assessed participant physical activity, exposure to nature, well-being, and anxiety levels.

A total of 1098 Canadian residents, over the age of 19, completed the survey, which was distributed by social media, and national news networks. The threshold for active individuals was >150 min of moderate-vigorous physical activity per week, and the threshold for inactive individuals was less than 149.9 min of moderate-vigorous physical activity per week.

Survey findings showed that public health recommendations during COVID-19 affected Canadians differently. Of note, 40.5% of inactive individuals, became less active, compared with 22.4% who became less active among the active individuals. Among inactive participants, those who spent more time engaged in outdoor physical activity had lower anxiety, compared to those who spent less time in outdoor physical activity. Inactive participants also scored significantly lower on the mental health continuum than active participants (p=0.031).

The survey findings identified a need to direct health promotion measures towards inactive individuals to improve well-being. In particular, opportunities to participate in physical activities outdoors appears to offer protective benefits for the well-being of Canadians.

Reference: I.A. Lesser and C.P. Nienhuis, The Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity

Behavior and Well-Being of Canadians. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3899;doi:10.3390/ijerph17113899

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Physical activity is particularly important during this time for older adults to maintain a level of independence.

A study of 8 physical activity program managers and sports trainers, as well as 6 older adults, was conducted by French investigators (Goethals et al., 2020) at the beginning of the pandemic, but before quarantine measures were enacted in France. Semi-structured interviews were conducted during this time period to assess the impact on older adults attending physical activity programs. Interview findings revealed several key findings among the older adults interviewed, including:

the majority were engaged in physical activity at home before the quarantine was started, none were aware of the existence of online videos to encourage physical activity at home, all recognized the importance of physical activity for their health

The investigators noted a concern for the level of independence of older adults and their mental health status after the end of the quarantine. In particular, they identified a need to help older adults integrate simple, safe ways to remain physically active in a limited space at home.

Reference: L. Goethals, et al., Impact of Home Quarantine on Physical Activity Among Older Adults Living at

Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Interview Study. JMIR Aging 2020, 3(1) e19007; doi: 10.2196/19007

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Social isolation can alter physical activity as well as eating behaviours.

International research organizations in Europe, North-Africa, Western Asia and the Americas collaborated on an online survey. This survey included 64 questions designed to assess multidimensional lifestyle behaviours about physical activity, diet, social participation, sleep, technology use, and need for psychosocial support. All questions were presented in a format, which were answered directly in sequence: "before" and then "during" confinement conditions.

Findings from 1047 responses revealed that the number of days/week for all types of physical activity decreased by 24% during home confinement, and the number of hours/day sitting increased by 26%.

Of note, daily sitting time increased from 5 to 8 hours per day. Furthermore, food consumption and meal patterns (the type of food, eating out of control, snacks between meals, number of main meals) were reported to be unhealthy more often during confinement, with only alcohol binge drinking decreasing significantly.

Further research is recommended to develop public health promotion programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More specifically, these investigators highlight the importance of strategies that motivate people to be active. For example, public health promotion should emphasize alternating between sitting and standing every 30 minutes.

Simple measures that increase energy expenditure and promote metabolic health in terms of glycemic control are highly recommended, as there is a need for more support to effectively use services offered and to understand the health consequences of inactivity.

Technology and social media for innovative health behaviour support using fitness apps and video streaming is recommended. Adding the social aspects associated with these online formats may help to encourage maintenance of physical activity behaviours.

Reference: A. Ammar et al., Effects of COVID-19 Home Confinement on Eating Behaviour and Physical Activity:

Results of the ECLB-COVID19 International Online Survey. Nutrients 2020, 12, 1583; doi:10.3390/nu12061583

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The CKA is currently seeking to involve organizations in its activities to increase awareness of kinesiology and to engage relationships between kinesiology related organizations.

The CKA is in the process of establishing contact with CSEP, CCUPEKA and CATA. It invited these organizations to support the 2020 National Kinesiology Week, to recognize continuing education credits for the Kin Can Conference and to review the "Comparing Association" document created to help Kinesiologists to understand "Who is Who" in the kinesiology community.

The CKA trust that this will meet their support. Stay tuned!

CLHIA Workshop

The CKA had begun to be seriously involved in reaching out to insurance companies to raise awareness of kinesiology services and to ensure their inclusion in companies extended health benefit programs. Unfortunately the 2020 CLHIA conference was cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Rest assured; the CKA turned it around and was able to secure an invitation as a guest speaker at the CLHIA Workshop in December 2020. This is a virtual meeting attended by more than 22 insurance companiy representatives.


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The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance proudly announces a partnership with Dr. Bruce Pinel – a specialist in Mental Performance

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Pinel, Mental Performance Specialist. Through a webinar series & workbook, Dr. Bruce Pinel offers Kinesiologists another opportunity to earn continuing education credits and to better be prepared to take care of one-self while taking care of others.

"Injury Management from a Psychological Perspective"

Practitioners can significantly enhance their practice through this webinar series (delivered from a patient's perspective) by learning and applying the concepts, strategies, and skills to help patients navigate through the complex nature of managing musculoskeletal injuries and the associated psycho-social challenges that often interfere with successful recovery and rehabilitation.

Use the links below to register using the using the CKA Code PINEL20CKA to get 20% off
(code active until Nov. 28th, 2021)

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Hexfit partners with eXpand/Willkin !

Hexfit recently uploaded a webinar hosted by Dr Bryan Ross, Respirologist, in its Academy section - presented by its new partner Willkin promoting eXpand's COPD programs. This webinar on pulmonary rehabilitation covers the management of COPD. Here is the link to the recorded webinar .

Hexfit reminds Kinesiologists that they can visit Hexfit Academy made available for learning as well as for software management. One will find webinars and blog posts. .

Hexfit provides you with resources to contribute to the specialization of your profession and to the sharing of knowledge in the field of fitness and health. In the Academy section, you will find blog articles and webinars to consult, including this webinar on pulmonary rehabilitation and its role in the management of COPD, moderated by Dr Bryan Ross, pulmonologist.

If you would like to learn more about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, check out this article


Human Kinetics Canada Celebrates 30 years!

Human Kinetics has been a partner with many fitness and kinesiology organizations. It is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The CKA / ACK wishes to thank Human Kinetics Canada for its involvement through the years by providing our professionals with the best available resources: books, journals, eBooks, videos and webinars. HK and CKA have been partners since 2011, almost 10 years. Time flies!

HK is also the proud sponsor of the 1st Canadian Kinesiology Awards on Nov. 28th and 29th, 2020 in conjunction with the Kin Can Conference. Participate in the Tradeshow Scavenger Hunt to find the clues and have access to a 30th Anniversary rebate of 30%.

Getting caught in the net could be expensive

Personal injury law firms can afford to advertise on national TV programming and sponsor professional sports teams because fishing for dollars is a highly lucrative business. That is, personal injury law firms will name everyone remotely involved in a bodily injury lawsuit hoping that liability will stick to someone trapped in their net.

That's why commercial general liability (CGL) is a critical protection for Kins. It'll defend you when patients suffer an injury as a result of faulty equipment, slippery floors, the outdoor environment or consuming a product (e.g. supplements), and more.

And it starts at only $37 per year for $2M of coverage.

Contact PROLINK to learn more today! 

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance proudly announces the renewal of its partnership with Implus LLC's brand "RockTape®".

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Implus Footcare, LCC, an innovative provider of athletic, fitness, and outdoor accessory products ranging from footcare and seasonal accessories to fitness and recovery solutions.  The CKA / ACK encourages Kinesiologists to use Implus' brand "RockTape®", a global leader in sports medicine products and education,  kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminars, mobility tools and joint support accessories. Implus/RockTape Canada will actively work with the CKA / ACK to improve awareness and product adoption rates amongst the kinesiology practice.

RockTape, the official tape for kinesiology.

RockTape offers movement solutions to over 50,000 professionals worldwide. Help people move more and move better with RockTape! RockTape is a global leader in sports medicine products and education, RockTape helps patients and athletes "go stronger, longer®" with the world's best kinesiology tape, powerful pain-relieving topicals, unique evidence-informed education seminarsmobility toolsIASTM tools and joint support accessories.

Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT courses present a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we get injured. They integrate innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS.

Kinesiologists are invited to UNLOCK YOUR MEDICAL PRICING and get up to 50% off + exclusive benefits. We've worked hard to earn the trust of practitioners across the globe. We hope you join the thousands of others who've chosen RockTape.

All CKA members receive 20% off on all FMT Certifications (in-person) with code "CKAFMT20".

About Implus LLC & RockTape Canada

Implus LLC is home to over 20 brands, an industry-leading consumer packaged goods company specializing in fitness, outdoor, sporting goods and footcare products. Implus LLC are in 8 locations across the globe and more than 20 brand products are distributed in more than 70 countries. Visit:


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Sharing Information


The BCAK is carrying out a collaborative consultation process with the 10 universities and colleges in BC which produce Bachelors' degrees graduates. The aim of these consultations is to encourage the schools to develop kinesiology clinical practice education streams that provide consistent entry to practice knowledge and skills. This process will further assist and support the BCAK's request for BC's provincial government to regulate the profession. 

The government has recently announced the new multidisciplinary regulatory college structure which will separate those professions which are more scientifically based from others. Additional information on the changes can be read here,

They have worked on providing virtual courses; they are seeking a new volunteer responsible for the legislation folio; looking forward to organizing activities around NKW.


Talks with SKESA to become a recognized PKA are ongoing; hopefully; announcing the arrival of a new ED named Shana McLean;  a more efforts are put on educating SKESA BOD on comparing associations e.g. CKA and CSEP ,
In the meantime, Kinesiologists of SK are getting more and more active. Check this video on a fieldwork students project: KHS fieldwork project

We have completed the process of reviving the MKA, including registration and obtaining banking access!  We have secured a speaker for the Kin Can Conference. Currently we are working towards getting a website and re-activating social media to help with kinesiology awareness and promoting the Kin Can Conference.

OKA is planning to hold their AGM around the Kin Can Conference; They are currently seeking new BOD nominations as 8 seats are turnover; They expect more membership request as the CKO is holding an exam session in the fall, next exam session you can apply for is in the spring.

The FKQ team is busy preparing its strategic plan for the next 2 years: its plan for integrating  Kinesiologists into the health care system, which will be presented to the government health authorities shortly, and working together with the Office des professions du Québec to prepare for their next consultations.

Also, several partnership and continuing education developments are underway and we look forward to presenting them to you. Until then, take advantage of the back-to-school specials throughout the month of September for 15% off training offered by the FKQ with the code FKQ15.

The focus was on finding a speaker for the Kin Can Conference and preparing to organize the AGM in the fall.

KANS is working on restructuring their Board of Directors; striving to increase membership

The Atlantic PKAs have met to revive the Atlantic Kinesiology Association and have decided to meet quarterly to share information and create common activities.

The NLKA is in the process of electing new BOD members. For the next ten weeks, a full-time kinesiology student from Memorial University of Newfoundland has been hired to work for the NLKA. Memorial University has agreed to pay half of the student's salary and the NLKA are covering the remainder. This fall, the BOD members, a faculty member from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and the kin student are working toward creating a virtual NL Kin week (Nov. 2020) and improving communication with current members


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A word from CKA partners




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Our RockTape Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Certification courses are led by industry leading experts in movement assessment and therapy. FMT courses present a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we injure. They integrate innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS. Find out about a RockTape course coming near you  at

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The online CKA Boutique offers the best to Kinesiologists! The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance partners with companies that respect CKA values and have common elements in their respective missions. Companies have the opportunity to network, communicate and build brand awareness within the Kinesiologist community.

The CKA is proud to offer Affiliated Kinesiologists preferential rates on products and services from its partners in order to help you in your practice of kinesiology. Take advantage of discounts  HAVE FUN SHOPPING!


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Publisher: France A. Martin    Project Manager: Marki Wong

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