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Ontario Kinesiology Association’s NEW Kinesiology Evidence and Engagement Network (K.E.E.N) for practicing Kinesiologists, faculty and students
We are excited to announce the launch of K.E.E.N, the go-to hub for practice-based evidence generation, translation and exchange in Kinesiology.
Book an OKA Speaker, topics include: future of Kinesiology in Ontario; walk-through of K.E.E.N or how to get involved in the profession
Book-end your CKA speaker with a guest speaker from the Ontario Kinesiology Association to talk about the current state and future of the kinesiology profession in Ontario, get an introduction to our Kinesiology Evidence and Engagement Network (K.E.E.N) or how you, as a student, can get involved in the profession.
Free Student Memberships for OKA
Are you looking to get a jump start on your career? OKA offers FREE Student memberships to any student currently enrolled in a full-time Ontario kinesiology undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized university.
Growing and Strengthening the Relationship Between the Academic Community and the OKA
Did you know that the OKA and faculty members from Ontario-based Kinesiology programs have been working together since 2014 to strengthen links between research, teaching and practice in Kinesiology?
May 19, 2020 - College Fee Relief Letter
The OKA has sent a letter to the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, and Minister of Health for Ontario, recommending that the Government instruct Regulatory Colleges to provide relief from College fees during the upcoming renewal period, you can read the full letter below.
May 14, 2020 - Virtual Care Advocacy
Recent correspondence sent from the OKA to the Minister of Health's Office on the subject of virtual care. Advocacy in this area is ongoing
May 11, 2020 - KEEN Launches!
The Ontario Kinesiology Association has launched the first set of a new series of tools compiling clinical evidence, best practice guidelines, assessment forms and tools for OKA members into one easy-to-access place with our new Kinesiology Evidence & Engagement Network (KEEN).
May 7, 2020 - OKA Pandemic Pay Letter
Many Registered Kinesiologists have been deployed into high risk areas to combat the virus and work side-by-side with other health professionals and workers who are receiving the pandemic pay when they are not.
April 7, 2020 - College of Kinesiologists of Ontario Essential Services Update
This is a copy of the official communication from the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario that was circulated to all R.Kins on April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020 - Government of Ontario News Release - Ontario Calls on all Health Care Workers to Help Fight COVID-19
TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking further action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by actively recruiting health care workers to increase the frontline capacity of hospitals, clinics, and assessment centres. Today, the province is launching a new online tool that will help match skilled frontline workers with employers.
April 6, 2020 - COVID-19 - Essential Services Clarification/ Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Update/CERB update
A service is considered essential if the patient’s health or function would considerably decline if service was not provided. The Chief Medical Officer of Health directed that exceptions are permitted for time sensitive circumstances to avert or avoid negative patient outcomes, or situations that would have a direct impact on patient safety.
COVID-19 Supports and Links to Government of Canada Programs and Services
We know many of our members are being affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. We know it is a scary and uncertain time. The need for social distancing at this time is essential to try to control the spread of the virus, and the Board of Directors of the Ontario Kinesiology Association supports these very difficult decisions and strongly encourages our members to do our share. That being said, we want to ensure that our members affected take full advantage of the programs and services being put in place by the Government of Canada. Below are the key sources of information to direct you to resources as well as background from the Government of Canada.
Important Message for OKA Members - COVID-19 Update
The health of OKA members and your clients is a priority for the association. We want to ensure you have access to the information you need to reduce the burden associated with COVID-19 while protecting the health of Ontarians.
It's Not Too Late to Renew!
It's not too late to renew your OKA membership and insurance coverage for 2020!
Queens Park Day 2019
Our annual Queens Park day was a great success and included detailed discussions with the Minister of Health's Office and the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health responsible for Home and Community Care, and formerly mental health, amongst many others.
New OKA Logo, New OKA Website!
New OKA Logo, New OKA Website!
The OKA membership renewal window is now open!
Queen's Park Day 2019
OKA will once again be hosting our annual Queens Park Day to advocate and raise awareness about Registered Kinesiologist’s and the services that we can provide across the continuum of health care.
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