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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 eight (8) provincial kinesiology associations (PKAs) that are member associations and over 3,800 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 2018 National Kinesiology Week reaches 1 million people for a second year!

As part of the National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, from November 12-18th 2018, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reached 1 million people for a second year. In an effort to foster better collaboration between various health groups, the CKA  is proud to have supported initiatives such as the World Diabetes Day held on November 14 and of the Osteoporosis Month in November. Our thanks are extend to all who participated, Kins, PKAs, Partners for their active and ongoing participation throughout the week. See you next year!

WITH A KIN, A DIABETIC CAN...

The CKA, in an effort to foster better collaboration between various health groups, is proud to support initiatives such as the World Diabetes Day to be held on November 14th. For example, it has been demonstrated that exercise can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 50% and be twice as effective as standard insulin. Physical activity and fitness can also reduce the risk of other medical conditions. This is why the CKA invites Kinesiologists to mobilize to help diabetics and have them consult a Kin near them!

TOWARDS A COMMON VISION TO MOVE BETTER AND LIVE BETTER

2018 NATIONAL KINESIOLOGY WEEK

OTTAWA, November 12, 2018 – Experts agree that nearly half of Canadian adults are not physically active enough to benefit their health and well-being, and despite many well-intended campaigns, this trend does not seem to be improving. This is why the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA), as part of the 2018 National Kinesiology Week taking place from November 12 to 18, salutes the Let’s Get Moving report, the latest initiative from the Government of Canada to create a common vision where all Canadians move more and sit less, more often. The CKA agrees that it is only through the collaboration of the community, the government and private and public sectors, that physical activity will be increased and sedentary living reduced across all generations.

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Latest Events

Task Demands Assessment: How Kinesiologists can improve return to function and/or work

Date: Nov. 29 2018

Location: Webinar @ this address

BCAK invites Kinesiologists to join in this free seminar. Getting injured clients back to regular function or work quickly and safely has long been recognized as critical.  In addition to faster recovery, injured clients experience better mental health and social outcomes when they can get back to functional activities sooner.  Employers benefit from faster recovery times as well, by reducing re-training and replacement costs, maintaining “workplace wisdom” and facilitating a healthy workplace culture. 

In this 60-minute webinar, Anne-Kristina Arnold, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and head of the Ergonomics program at SFU, will present an overview of useful task analysis tools, techniques and methodologies which Kinesiologists can use as resources in their practices:

  • Discover resources which you can use to better understand your client’s workplace
  • Learn how to interpret a Job Demands Analysis (JDA) and recognize where critical demands can inform active rehabilitation protocols
  • Recognize where gaps may exist in a task analysis and gain familiarity with other assessment tools and resources which may be helpful
  • Apply methods to optimize the return to work experience for your clients

Reserve Dates! 2018 National Kinesiology Week presented by Hexfit

Date: November 12th to 18th 2018
Time: Variable
Location: Across Canada

During this special week, various activities will be offered across the country to promote the importance of getting help to achieve an active lifestyle. To find a kinesiologist or event near you - to be announced in early November : www.nationalkinesiologyweek.ca. Book your dates!

2018 BCAK Professional Development Day and AGM

Date : Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Location : Simon Fraser University, Saywell Hall: Room 10041, Burnaby, BC

BCAK Members are invited to join us for a day of professional development in conjunction with the BCAK's Annual General Meeting. The entire Pro-D session is worth a total of 5 CE credits. The AGM is worth an additional 5 CE credits. 

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British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists
Alberta Kinesiology Association 
Manitoba Kinesiology Association 
Ontario Kinesiology Association 
Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec 
New Brunswick Kinesiology Association 
Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association

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