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The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / L’Alliance canadienne de kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is a non-profit corporation that advocates and promotes the advancement of the profession of kinesiology in Canada. The CKA / ACK strives to be recognized as the unifying voice for the profession of kinesiology in Canada, and to have a positive impact on Canadians. Kinesiologists provide services to improve human movement and deliver quality solutions through prevention, objective assessment, and evidence-based interventions.

On a national level, the CKA / ACK represents ten (10) provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 4,200 affiliated Kinesiologists by developing progressive partnerships with other national organizations, providing support to effect positive change within government and public policy, and by promoting the science of Kinesiology. The CKA / ACK advances our member associations, PKAs, by facilitating national and interprovincial communication and partnerships and by supporting and encouraging ongoing development of PKAs. The CKA / ACK establishes and promotes the standards of the profession across Canada.

Kinesiologist – The Human Movement Specialist

 

         

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Professionals support evidence that exercise can boost mood

2020 Bell Let’s Talk – Mental Health             
Kinesiologists encourage Canadians to be active!

Professionals support evidence that exercise can boost mood

OTTAWA, January 29, 2020 – Million of Canadians are affected by mental health illness and more are diagnosed each year. It is therefore important to make every effort to reduce 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, January 29, Kinesiologists across Canada will begin 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 is reminding Canadians affected by mental illness, that kinesiologists, as part of a professional health team, can help them to move better, live better. Kinesiologist 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 are invited to take on the MoveBetterChallenge to find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle.

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Job Offer: Coordinator – Membership & Programs

info@cka.caThe Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) is seeking an enthusiastic Coordinator – Membership & Programs. The position is for permanent full-time contract/self-employed, with a minimum 25 hours per week in the first instance, with the potential to increase the hours if required. This dynamic role requires a high-level of communication skills. Daily tasks include communication with members, the public, stakeholders and government bodies using various communication platforms. To be successful in the role you will work with a high degree of independence, must have exceptional communication skills and an ambition to work in the not-for-profit health and/or sport sector.  This integral position oversees the implementation of programs such as the KinStartUpKit University Seminar/Webinar Tour and memberships, and supports the Executive Director with core administrative functions for the office.

This work must be done remotely i.e. home-based, 25 hours/week @ 15$/hr, thus 20 000$/yr approx.

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The 2019 National Kinesiology Week reaches more than 6 MILLION people

As part of the 2019 National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit taking place November 11 to 18 and the World Diabetes Day on November 14, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reached more than 6 million people. 

Throughout the week, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance reminded Canadians affected by diabetes, that kinesiologists, as part of a professional health team, can help them to move better, live better. Canadians were invited to take on the MoveBetterChallenge to find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle. More than 50 activities were happening during National Kinesiology Week,  www.nationalkinweek.ca.  

Our thanks are extend to all who participated and to the following groups for their active and ongoing participation throughout the process:

  • Hexfit – official presenter of the National Kinesiology Week
  • RockTape - the official kinesiology tape
  • Kinesiologists that have organized activities, and for some, more than one!
  • Provincial Kinesiology Associations (8)
  • International Diabetes Federation
  • UpHouse Inc as Social Media/Marketing Campaign
  • Ah! Com as Public Relations Consultant, Sophie Allard, APR
  • and partners :

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Latest Events

L'ACK to the 2020 KinGames!

As part of the 2020 KinGames to be held in the Niagara Region of Ontario from March 11th - 15th, inclusive of conference events to be held at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, the CKA / ACK is introducing #KinStartUpKit for another year, a website dedicated to helping students of Kinesiology and Physical Activity as they enter the work force or  continue futher studies.  That’s why #KinStartUpKit.ca is a great tool for undergraduates and graduates to get started as Kinesiologists. The CKA / ACK, 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 CKA/ACK Board of Directors annual Face-to-Face meeting is this weekend

2020 will be a great year as the CKA/ACK Board of Directors will be meeting this coming weekend from Jan 24th to 26th in Old Montreal for their annual Face-to-Face meeting. A huge planning session and budget process are to be discussed along with other interesting subjects of current issues: positioning kinesiology services vs. alternative therapies, raising quality of competicies as standard requirements, aligning requirements of membership with university program curriculum, or a potential partnership with ParticipACTION. 

It is the time of the year, as we reach the mid-point of our 5 year strategic plan, to re-evaluate our objectives and re-define our action plans to ensure accomplishing all projects in the next years.

The Board of Directors, now representing 10 provinces, will think foremost about you Kinesiologist and work to raise awareness of our profession. Stay tuned for the latest outcome later!

The CKA / ACK to attend the HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Toronto

The CKA / ACK and OKA, in partnership RockTape and all PKAs, are participating in the HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Toronto from Jan. 21st-24th 2020. This event being a national event is aligned with CKA / ACK 's commitment to raise awareness of the profession by aligning organizations and human resources manager of health benefit plans with our goals. 

We hope to connect with the 4,650 professionals at Canada's largest Human Resources event. HRPA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s largest HR event and the world’s second largest Human Resources conference. Kins, Join us as we inspire thousands of HR managers and business professionals January 22 – January 24, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building in Toronto. The renowned three-day event features world-class keynotes, 75+ informative sessions on cutting-edge HR issues, and more than 250 trade show exhibitors. It’s the most valuable business development opportunity in Canada to engage with thousands of HR professionals who are interested in learning about the latest HR products and brands such as our Kinesiology services through over 4300 affiliated kinesiologists.

Come visit us at booth 734 !

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