The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) is a non-profit corporation that advocates and promotes the advancement of the profession of kinesiology in Canada. On a national level, the CKA represents ten provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 5,000 Affiliated Kinesiologists. The CKA establishes and promotes the standards of the profession across Canada.


Canadian Kinesiology Awards

In 2020, the first Kinesiology Awards were launched to recognize professional Kinesiologists and to celebrate their talent, hard work, and success in the Canadian kinesiology industry. Awards are presented 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 Kin Can Conference. The CKA would like to honour the winners of the Kinesiology Awards for their commitment to bettering the field of kinesiology and for their continued efforts. 



 Kin of the Year

 2021 - Dasha Maslennikov
 2020 - Spenser Raposo

 Researcher of the Year

 2021 - Dr. David G. Behm
 2020 - Dr. Ryan Rhodes

 Kinesiology Event of the Year

 2021 - Join the Kinesiology Movement - OKA
 2020 - Post-Secondary Curriculum Consultations - BCAK

 Best Speaker of the Kin Can Conference      

 2021 - Logan Harris
 2020 - Dr. Ryan D’Arcy

2021 news Release announcing winners
2020 news Release announcing winners


Kin Case Competition

The Kinesiology Case Competition is a national challenge for third- and fourth-year students in Canadian university kinesiology, human kinetics, and physical activity programs (second and third years in Quebec). With a maximum number of hours to prepare (decreasing time per round), teams of three students analyze and evaluate novel cases using the skills, knowledge, and experience they have acquired in their respective kinesiology programs. They are required to consult with at least one researcher and one practising kinesiologist. Students create a presentation that demonstrates their ability to dig into the problem and develop a workable solution. A panel of judges evaluates the presentations based on a list of criteria, using their unique experience and perspectives to critically assess the participants' work. Winners receive a scholarship and recognition from the kinesiology community.







  2021 - KINSYNC FROM QUEEN’S     







In its 20th anniversary year, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance wishes to thank its volunteers over the years for their time, devotion and support to our profession.

We honour the dedication and service of the CKA Past Presidents. 


2020-Present: Kathie Sharkey 

2019-2020: Hardip Jhaj

2015-2019: Marie-Claude Leblanc

2012-2015: Matias Golob 

2011-2012: Craig Hogben

2009-2011: Karen Drysdale-Chung 

2007-2008: Stephen Grimmett

2006-2007: Michelle Tobias-Pawl 

2004-2005: Elizabeth Chapman

2002-2003: Karlene Dawson

2001-2002: Ronald Henderson