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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

 

  

Latest News

The CKA invites Canadians to participate today on National Health & Fitness Day

Today! In conjunction with the 2020 National Health and Fitness Day on June 6th, the CKA invites Kinesiologists and PKAs to get involved online to keep contact with clients. Kins must remind Canadians that Kinesiologists are there for them in order to increase awareness of the profession.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we understand how challenging it is to remain active. We have all had to rethink how to keep moving so that we stay healthy - mentally and physically. On National Health and Fitness Day June 6th, we have joined with our amazing partners to provide a number of ways to celebrate.

Come on Canada - get up, get out, get active!

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Professionals support evidence that exercise can boost mood - Mental Health Week

Mental Health in times of COVID-19 and
2020 Mental Health Week – May 4-10th 2020      
Kinesiologists encourage Canadians to be active!

OTTAWA, May 4th, 2020 – As we face COVID-19, we need each other more than ever. Every May, normally, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. Mental Health Week helps to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It helps promote behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance.

In times of COVID-19 and in conjunction with the Mental Health Week, 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! Some people began in January with Bell Let's Talk and now will continue with CMHA Mental Health Week from May 4-10, and may join CKA’s National Kinesiology Week from November 23 to 29 in support of Mental Health. Canadians are invited to find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle. Canadians are invited to take on the eMentalFitChallenge to find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle.

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It is time to applaud the volunteers of this country. Hooray for CKA volunteers!

Sunday, April 19, marked the start of National Volunteer Week in Canada. It’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the commitment, dedication, generosity and selflessness of Canada’s almost 12.7 million volunteers. This year, we want to shine the spotlight on those volunteering to support essential services during this public health crisis, and to salute those who help by staying home to protect themselves and their communities.

The CKA wishes to salute its dedicated volunteers for their time, opinions and devotion to promoting kinesiology in Canada and to advocate the raise of awareness of the kinsiology profession. Hooray for CKA volunteers!

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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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