June 2021
Updates to 2021 Council Nomination Period
Nominations for the 2021 Council election have concluded. During the months of May and June, the college held its nomination period for the following districts who will participate in elections to Council:

  • District 4- Central (two spots)
  • District 5- Central West (one spot)
  • District 6- Western (one spot)  

The election period will open July 13th - July 20th. The results will be emailed and posted on the website in August. Please stay tuned for updates.

Council sets the College’s strategic and policy direction, and makes decisions that protect and promote the public interest.
Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen and continued COVID-19 guidance for R.Kins
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On June 11th, 2021 the province of Ontario announced that it moved into Step One of itRoadmap to Reopen.

During Step One, outdoor sports training (no games or practices), fitness classes and personal training of up to 10 people is permitted.

The College's would like to remind kinesiologists of the College's COVID-19 guidance and the following tips:

  • Screen patients/clients at the time of booking and on the day of the appointment. Consider virtual care as an option, particularly if a patient/client screens positive for exposure to the virus or is at risk of complications should they contract COVID-19.
  • Always wear a mask and other appropriate PPE, such as eye protection.
  • Wash your hands with soap or use a Health Canada approved sanitizer before and after each patient/client interaction and when putting on and taking off PPE.
  • Clean and disinfect all patient/client contact surfaces after each use.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces in your place of employment, including reception and break room surfaces.
Update on COVID-19 vaccinations
As the provincial government continues to roll-out vaccinations across Ontario, health professionals are being prioritized based on the important work they are doing.

Each public health unit is developing its own vaccine distribution plan. The College continues to work with public health units to distribute vaccine booking information to kinesiologists. Public health units are contacting the College individually to distribute information on their behalf.
Renewal is almost here

All kinesiologists, whether registered in the General or Inactive Class, must renew their registration by August 31 of each year. The renewal portal opens on July 1 and the College is providing information on this year's renewal to help you prepare.
Improvements to Governance: Introducing
Competency Profile for Council and committee members 
In Ontario, many regulatory bodies are beginning to introduce changes to the way they govern themselves to help better serve the interests of the public.

These changes are extensive and vary across the regulators and will be rolled out over several years.

The changes are driven by calls from government to improve openness and accountability, and by recent reviews of regulators in other provinces.

The College is carefully reviewing these developments and is discussing how it can enhance its own processes. 
Do you have questions about scope of practice? Remember these guidance tools
The College is receiving more questions from R.Kins regarding their scope of practice and what activities they are able to undertake. We've addressed some of these questions and provided guidance to kinesiologists also registered in another profession. If you have any questions, contact Danielle Lawrence, Practice Advisor, at danielle.lawrence@coko.ca.
Has your contact information changed?
Has your email address or telephone number changed? Did you recently change jobs or home addresses? If so, you must update your information with the College within 30 days of the change.

Your information is available on the Public Register of Kinesiologists. Having up-to-date employment information is important information for members of the public who may be looking for an R.Kin. The College primarily communicates via email, so it's important that you have an active email on file that you check regularly. Occasionally, we may need to telephone or mail information to you, so it is important that your contact information is current. You can see the information we have on file by logging in to your account.
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