August 2020
Reminder: Renew your registration
All kinesiologists, whether registered in the General or Inactive Class, must renew their registration by August 31, 2020. If you wish to resign, you must notify the College and you will be provided with further instructions.

We recognize that this has been a difficult time for you in many ways, and that some uncertainty still lies ahead. If you require a payment plan for the 2020 renewal fees, please contact us at info@coko.ca

A note about class changes

If you are planning to change your class in the coming months (e.g. paternal leave beginning in November), do not submit a class change in August. Please renew in your current class and pay the applicable fees. Your application for change of status should be submitted closer to the date you need your status changed.

If you submit a class change between July 1, 2020 and August 21, 2020:
Do not complete the renewal form until you receive confirmation from the College that your class change is approved.

If you submit a class change between August 22, 2020 and August 31, 2020:
The College will not process any requests for class changes during the last week of August. Complete the renewal form and pay the full renewal fee associated with your current class to avoid having your certificate of registration placed in default of payment. If your application for the Inactive Class is approved, you will receive a refund.
Join a College committee
Do you want to help shape the future of the kinesiology profession in Ontario? Are you interested in learning more about what the College does? If so, consider joining a committee!

We’re looking for R.Kins to join a committee for a one-year term as a non-Council committee member. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the College, learn about your expectations as an R.Kin and expand your professional skill set.
Help develop peer circles
We are pleased to announce a new, voluntary Quality Assurance Program initiative being piloted this fall- peer circles.

Peer circles allow kinesiologists to come together in small, virtual groups to discuss issues relevant to their practice and work through case studies. Peer circles provide an opportunity to learn and develop professional skills with fellow kinesiologists, while growing your professional network.

We're looking for kinesiologists to become peer circle facilitators and to help develop content for the groups to consider.
Reminder: College's return to practice guidance
With all parts of Ontario now in Stage 3 of the province's re-opening, the College would like to remind kinesiologists of the College's re-opening guidance and guidance from the Ministry of Health. As always, if you have questions about re-opening, email us at info@coko.ca.
Updates to PHIPA
The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) was amended earlier this year. To reflect these changes, the College updated its guide and overview documents on PHIPA. We've highlighted key changes and uploaded the revised documents to our website. Learn more by clicking below.
Tell us what you think
The College released a new practice guideline, and we'd like your feedback.

In a health emergency such as a pandemic, kinesiologists may be asked by an employer to work outside the scope of practice for kinesiology, or they may be re-deployed to another practice setting in which they are unfamiliar or have never worked.

In response to recent events and in preparation for future health emergencies, the College developed the Practice Guideline- Working Outside Scope of Practice during Health Emergencies.
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