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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 4,000 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 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 :

2019 National Kinesiology Week - Launch

NEWS RELEASE - 2019 National Kinesiology Week 

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT THE KEY TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER DIABETES-RELATED MORBIDITY 

OTTAWA, November 11, 2019– It is estimated that about three million Canadians are affected by diabetes and that 200,000 more are diagnosed each year. It is therefore important to make every effort to reduce the harm caused by this chronic disease. Fortunately, studies repeatedly show that physical activity is an important factor in reducing diabetes-related morbidity and maintaining quality of life. However, for several reasons, diabetes patients are still less active than nondiabetic individuals and one third are completely sedentary. To help reverse this deadly trend, research studies recommend getting professional support with your aerobic and resistance exercise training. 

As part of the 2019 National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit taking place November 11 to 17 and the World Diabetes Dayon November 14, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance is reminding Canadians affected by diabetes, that kinesiologists, as part of a professional health team, can help them to move better, live better.Throughout that week, Canadians are invited to take on the MoveBetterChallengeto find strategies and opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle. 

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Participaction Report Card Gives Canadian Adults A Failing Grade

October 29th 2019. The 2019 ParticpACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults
We all busy with work and family and duties and spend too much time on our phones and sitting down at work and not enough time in the gym and exercising! The first-ever report card for adults from Participaction, a non-profit group that promotes healthy living gives Canadians over the age of 18 a D for overall physical activity, finding most spend far too much time sitting and not enough time getting heart-pumping exercise.

Adults get an F when it comes to moderate-to-vigorous activity, with the report finding just 16 per cent of adults get the recommended 150 minutes each week. Participaction scientist Dr. Leigh Vanderloo said we should all try to stand a bit ore more at the office instead of sitting or parking the car further from your destination and walking the rest of the way. The key is to make physical activity a key part of everyday routines. Adults who put in more than 7,500 steps per day likely meet the guidelines, but only 52 per cent of adults do this, says the report, released Tuesday. About 29 per cent get between 5,000 and 7,499 steps per day. Those with fewer steps are considered sedentary, and represent about 18 per cent of adults. Physical inactivity can lead to increased risk of chronic diseases, cognitive decline, falls and social isolation among older adults. The report gave the Canadian government a B- for promoting physical activity, but calls on all levels of government to ensure facilities and programs cater to adults as well as kids.

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Latest Events

For NHFD the NLKA and Memorial University are ready!

For NHFD the NLKA and Memorial University - Human Kinetics and Recreation Faculty has partnered with the City of St. John's to offer events with community members and organizations.
 
On May 27th 2019, we had the Proclamation of NHFD at City Hall Speaking was NLKA's Dr. Katie Wadden. Other NLKA members attending was Danica Benoit and  Des Martin. Representing Memorial University was Drs. Linda Rohr and Jeanette Byrne.
 
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CKA at 2019 CLHIA Conference with Mobility Tape - Vancouver

The CKA / ACK and BCAK, in partnership Mobility Tape and all PKAs, are participating in the CLHIA 2019 Conference held in Vancouver BC from May 7-9th. It hosts over 200 insurers and claims associates in a tradeshow and CKA formally will present as speaker of the presentation sessions, plenaries and special events. We have joined other NHOs such as the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance, Canadian Chiropractors Association, Ontario Association of Osteopaths and other healthcare professionals as exhibitors. It is a prime spot to meet and greet CLHIA members. This event being a national event is aligned with CKA / ACK 's commitment to raise awareness of the profession by aligning organizations, such as CLHIA, with our goals. 

National Health & Fitness Day

Date: June 1st 2019
Location: Across Canada

Get Ready to GET UP, GET OUT and GET ACTIVE On National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 1st 2019

CKA ACK encourages Kinesiologists to take part in National Health and Fitness Day by organizing an event, to reach out to meet people ready to be active. Kinesiologists across Canada will join in activities in their communities.

More information coming soon!

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