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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 nine (9) provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 4,300 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

 

  

Latest News

CELEBRATING KINESIOLOGY: ANNOUNCING THE 1st CANADIAN KINESIOLOGY AWARDS WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS!

OTTAWA, November 29, 2020 – As part of the 2020 National Kinesiology Week and the 1st National Virtual Kinesiology Conference – the 2020 Kin Can Conference, presented by Hexfit, that took place from November 23 to 29, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance announces the winners of the 1st Canadian Kinesiology Awards,  the leading national awards honoring excellence in kinesiology.

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance Awards are an acknowledgment by peers that the winners are among the very best in their field in the country. Awards were granted for outstanding achievement in the following categories: Kin of the Year, Researcher of the Year, Kinesiology Event of the Year and Best Speaker of the 2020 Kin Can Conference

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Your Best Ally During The Pandemic To Control Anxiety And A Sedentary Lifestyle Leading To Weight Gain

As part of the 2020 National Kinesiology Week, kinesiologists want to help Canadians develop strategies to move better and live better for their mental and physical health.

OTTAWA, November 23, 2020 – As part of the 2020 National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, that takes place from November 23 to 29, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance wishes to remind Canadians that staying physically active is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many Canadians will agree, the first wave took everyone by surprise and for many led to increased stress, anxiety, depression, a sedentary lifestyle and weight gain. Knowing that happiness can improve the immune system and that obesity is one of the main factors leading to complications related to the coronavirus, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key and kinesiologists can help support both physical and mental health.

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24-Hour Movement Guideline for Adults - Launch

Thursday October 15 Canada will be releasing new 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for adults. Full details on the release event are below.

There will also be a session on the new Guidelines at the upcoming CKA Kin Can Conference in November.
https://csep.formstack.com/fo…/24hr_guidelines_adults_launch

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with the right balance of physical activity and rest, plays an important role in Canadians' overall health, well-being, and quality of life, regardless of age. While much attention is given to healthy habits in children and youth, there remains a gap in what the recommended amounts of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep should be for adults over a 24-hour period.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced more than $1.1 million to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to support the development of the Canadian 24‑Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults (18-64 years) and the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Older Adults (65 years and older). Once created, these guidelines will help inform Canadian adults of all ages of the amount of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep that is recommended to be healthy.

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Latest Events

The CKA launches the 2020 Kin Can Conference

The ACK is proud to announce the launch of the first national virtual kinesiology event. The Kin Can Conference! presented by Hexfit. Join us to explore "Science and Profession: the challenges of the future"

Register now! www.kincanconference.ca

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!

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