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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 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

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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