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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

CKA/ACK thanks one of its most distinguished volunteer – Marie-Claude Leblanc

Last night at the AGM, Marie-Claude stepped down from the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance Board of Directors for a 2nd time, after having been a Director, President and Past President. We are grateful for her contribution and belief in the re-launch in 2013. Especially after having founded the organization over 20 years ago with many passionate and committed Kinesiologists!

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CKA / ACK announces its newly elected Board of Directors

Following its annual general meeting, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) is pleased to announce the composition of its new Board of Directors. 

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PROFESSIONALS SUPPORT EVIDENCE THAT EXERCISE CAN BOOST MOOD

During Mental Health Week, Kinesiologists encourage Canadians to be active!

OTTAWA, May 3, 2021 – Every May, the CMHA 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. This year - Name it, don’t numb it theme is key to these pandemic times of intense pain and anxiety. From May 3 to 9 2021, Kinesiologists across Canada will join the conversation about how physical activity can have an impact on Canadians’ mental health.

Kinesiologists are human movement specialists who bring scientific advice and physical activity treatments and therapies that improve recovery, health and well-being, through all phases of life.

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Latest Events

Get Ready for National Health and Fitness Day! June 5th

In 2 weeks! Show us your moves Canada! National Health and Fitness Day is Saturday June 5th! #ShowUsYourMoves  #NHFD2021 #BougeAvecNous 

In preparation for the 2021 National Health and Fitness Day on June 5, 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.

Canada is in the second year of battling COVID and coping with pandemic restrictions. People are frustrated and fatigued. Although physical activity opportunities are limited or unavailable, we know that being active helps significantly with managing stress and depression. This year especially we want to highlight the ways people can get active and how important activity is for physical and mental health.

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CKA / ACK Invites Kinesiologists to prepare to talk MENTAL HEALTH

2021 Mental Health Week: May 3 - 9    
Kinesiologists encourage Canadians to be active!

Every May, the CMHA Mental Health Week helps to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It promotes behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance. This year's theme – Name it, don't numb it – is key in these pandemic times of intense pain and anxiety.

Use the adapted CMHA Mental Health Week promotional material TOOLKIT for Kinesiologists

Invite clients to sign up for the eMentalFitChallenge!

Share SM messages.

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2021 Virtual Kin Games

The CKA, in partnership with PKAs, attended the 2021 Virtual Kin Games, held online from March 19-21. For the fifth year in a row, the CKA alongside our partners, Hexfit Solutions, RockTape and Human Kinetics sponsored the academic challenge with KinStartUpKit.ca, a website dedicated to helping students of kinesiology and physical activity as they enter the workforce or continue studies in specialties and to better understand how kinesiology is practiced in Canada. 
 
The CKA applauds the organizing committee for conquering the many challenges posed by COVID-19 in shifting the Games to a virtual format to "Kinnect" Kin's across Canada. The CKA wishes to congratulate the University of British Columbia as the 2021 Overall Winner of the KinGames. 

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