MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM 


IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR NEW APPLICANTS - Beginning on April 1, 2013 all Kinesiologists in Ontario will have to be licensed to practice by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, which is the government regulatory body. Professional Membership applications submitted after April 1, 2013 will not be processed without a valid regulatory license number.

***Professional Membership Category Applications must include a valid regulatory college license number before they can be processed

**Applicants who graduate from foreign based universities are required to submit original transcripts and diplomas, plus copies that have been officially translated into English or French and officially Notarized. Applicants are also required to provide proof of English language proficiency such as TOEFL or WES English proficiency test, unless your primary language of teaching was English or French (documentation required)



Prefix:   First Name:  Last Name: 
Address:
City:  Province:  Postal Code: 
Tel:(+area code) E-Mail: 
University Attended: Year of Graduation: 
Type of Degree Awarded: (BA/BSc etc) Program Studied: 
 
Membership Fee Schedule

OKA Membership year is from January 1 - December 31, all memberships and insurance expire at this time

Professional Member and Professional Member (Out of Province)*** Applications: (You will be charged the fee that is applicable at the time that you submit your application)

$282.50 - Application submitted in Jan/Feb/Mar (includes $75 application fee, $175 dues, and $32.50 HST* (Plus liability insurance purchased separately - see note below)

$233.35- Application submitted in Apr/May/Jun (includes $75 application fee, $131.25 dues, and $26.85 HST* (Plus liability insurance purchased separately - see note below)

$183.63 - Application submitted in Jul/Aug/Sept/Oct ( includes $75 application fee, $87.50 dues, and $21.13 HST* (Plus liability insurance purchased separately - see note below)

$141.25 - Application submitted from November to December 15 inclusive (includes $75 application fee, $50.00 dues, and $16,25 HST* (Plus liability insurance purchased separately - see note below)

*Applications submitted after December 15 will be processed to begin on January 1 of the following year at the full-year dues rate of $282.50 (inc taxes) plus the cost of insurance. Professional Liability Insurance will begin on January 1 along with your OKA membership

 

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) - is mandatory for all Professional Members, and Professional Members (Out of Province) and voluntary for Student Members, and is purchased separately through the OKA/LMS Prolink web portal. Once your completed application is approved you will be e-mailed instructions on how to purchase the insurance.

Professional Members Only:
Once you have purchased the insurance you must provide a copy of your insurance certificate to the OKA so that your application can be activated.

ONLY ONCE YOUR INSURANCE PROOF IS PROVIDED WILL YOUR PROFESSIONAL OR OUT OF PROVINCE APPLICATION BE FINALIZED

Student Application:
$56.50 For Applications received between January 1 and June 30 (includes HST*)
$28.25 For Applications received between July 1 and December 31 (includes HST*)
Affiliate Application: $141.25 For Applications received between January 1 and June 30 (includes HST*)
$70.63 For Applications received between July 1 and December 31 (includes HST*)
* OKA HST #107796674


*** Professional Member (Out of Province) is available only to those applicants who reside and work solely outside of the Province of Ontario


Professional Category

Applicants must include their College License Number in the box below.

Professional Category applications will NOT be processed without a College License Number.

Professional Member College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) License Number:
     
     


Please check the membership category you are applying for, once your eligibility is confirmed you will be charged according to the category and time period that your application is submitted (see table above)

  Professional Member (Out of Province) Student Affiliate  
  If paying by cheque please make cheques payable to the Ontario Kinesiology Association
Please attach required documentation:
Attachment 1:
Attachment 2:
Attachment 3:
Attachment 4:



Authorization Checkbox - You must check this box for your application to be processed:
By checking this box I am authorizing the Ontario Kinesiology Association to process the credit card above for the fees relating to the category of membership I am applying for. By checking this box I also confirm that I am the cardholder named above, or have the permission of the above named cardholder to authorize charges to the card for the fees relating to the category of membership I am applying for.

Fraudulent or unapproved use of credit cards will result in the termination of your application and may prevent you from becoming a member in the future.


The following two questions are applicable to all applicants regardless of the category of membership being applied for:
I do not wish my name published (name and membership category only) in Kinnection or on the OKA website
I do not wish my name to be sold to 3rd parties whose products and/or services may be of interest to kinesiologists


The following three questions are applicable only to individuals applying for Professional Membership
All must be checked before the application process can proceed
****I have read and agree to abide by the Ontario Kinesiology Association Code of ethics (see below)
  ****The above questions must be checked by applicants for Professional Member and Professional Member (Out of Province ) applicants.
I have read and agree with the Ontario Kinesiology Association Liability Insurance Statement (see below)

 


Code of Ethics of the Ontario Kinesiology Association

The Ontario Kinesiology Association accepts responsibility for delineating the ethical behaviour expected of kinesiologists and has developed and approved this Code of Ethics as a guide for kinesiologists. The Code is an ethical document. Its sources are the traditional codes of ethics as well as developments in human rights. Legislation and court decisions may also influence ethics, and therefore, kinesiologists should be aware of the legal and regulatory requirements in their practice. However, the Code may set out different standards of behaviour than does the law. The Code has been prepared by kinesiologists for kinesiologists. It is based on the fundamental principles of kinesiology, especially compassion, beneficence, non-malfeasance, and respect for persons. It interprets these principles with respect to the responsibilities of kinesiologists to individual clients, their family, colleagues, other healthcare professionals, and society. The Code is not, and cannot be, exhaustive. Its statements are general in nature, to be interpreted and applied in particular situations. Kinesiologists may experience conflict between different ethical principles, between ethical and legal or regulatory requirements, or between their own ethical convictions and demands of clients proxy decision makers, other health professionals, employers or other involved parties. Training, consultation with colleagues, ethicists, or others who have expertise is recommended.

All members of the Ontario Kinesiology Association, as a condition of obtaining and maintaining their membership regardless of category, shall abide by this Code of Ethics in all of their professional activities.

Definition of Terms

Professional Member - Any person defined by the by-laws of the Ontario Kinesiology Association as a Professional Member of the Association.

Professional Member (Out of Province) - Any person defined by the by-laws of the Ontario Kinesiology Association as a Professional Member (Out of Province) of the Association.

Kinesiology services - Any act or activity, within the Ontario Kinesiology Association Scope of Practice that a member performs as part of their professional activities.

Conflict of Interest - Means an interest that would likely adversely affect a kinesiologist's judgment on behalf of, or loyalty to, a patient or prospective patient, or that a kinesiologist might be prompted to prefer the interests of a patient or prospective patient. A potential conflict of interest exists in all situations where there is a private interest that may influence a Kinesiologist's duties and responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities towards the Client and Public

  • Hold paramount the health and safety of their client and/or the public at all times;
  • Not take physical, psychological, sexual, or financial advantage of a client;
  • Offer and/or advise on kinesiology services in areas of his or her specific competence;
  • Practice in a careful and diligent manner, and encourage a client to seek other professional assistance when such action is in the best interest of the client;
  • Apply only accepted scientific principles and professional practices when providing kinesiology services;
  • Continue his or her professional development to maintain a high level of competence;
  • Conduct themselves with fairness, respect, and good faith towards their clients, colleagues, and the profession;
  • Declare to a client any conflict of interest which may adversely affect his or her professional relationship with a client and/or employers;
  • Render services to those who seek it without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnic origin, language, political affiliation, societal, or health status.
  • Respect the client's or surrogate's right to be informed about the effects of the services provided and give opportunity to consent or decline a service;
  • Protect the confidentiality of all professionally acquired information, and disclose such information only when properly authorized or when legally obligated to do so;

Duties and Responsibilities towards the Profession

  • Give credit where it is due, and accept, as well as give, objective and fair professional criticism;
  • Act in a way that is beyond reproach and report to the appropriate authorities any member of the Association who appears to be incompetent or whose professional conduct appears to be unethical, illegal or, in general, unbecoming to the profession; and
  • Strive to promote the advancement of the science and profession of Kinesiology.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is mandatory for all Professional Members, and Professional Members (Out of Province) and is purchased separately from LMS Prolink. Once your eligibility for OKA membership is approved you will be e-mailed instructions for purchasing PLI via the OKA/LMS Prolink web portal. Once you have purchased insurance you must provide a copy of your insurance certificate to OKA before your membership is activated. Liability insurance is available with various levels of coverage. The minimum recommended level is $2 million which costs $79 + PST per year. Applicants are free to choose their own level of insurance based on individual requirements

OKA Privacy Notice

The process of collecting and using information about individuals is now more complicated as a result of legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

PIPEDA applies to personal information. It is information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title, and business address or business phone number of an employee of an organization. It does not apply to information about corporations, PIPEDA applies only to individuals.

Educational information collected on the membership application is used only for the evaluation of your academic eligibility for membership and will not be disclosed.

Any personal information collected by OKA is used solely for the purposes of providing membership services and will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

shall consist of individuals who have achieved the requisite academic standards, and whose applications for membership in the corporation are approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Each Professional Member shall be entitled to one vote at all Meetings of the Members and shall be eligible for election of the Board and to the serve as officers of the Corporation.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS (Out of Province)

Shall consist of individuals who have achieved the requisite academic standards, and whose applications for membership in the corporation are approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Each Professional Member (out of Province) shall be entitled to one vote at all Meetings of the Members and shall not be eligible for election of the Board and to the serve as officers of the Corporation. This category is restricted to those individuals who reside and work solely outside of the province of Ontario.

Professional Membership Requirements

Professional Member applicants must have successfully completed a four year university level bachelor program in kinesiology (either BA or B.Sc.) from a recognized Canadian university, or successfully completed a university program which is deemed substantially equivalent to a four year university level bachelor program in kinesiology (either BA or B.Sc.) from a recognized Canadian university kinesiology program.**

**Graduates of foreign based universities are required to submit original transcripts and diplomas in their original language, plus copies that have been officially translated into English or French and officially Notarized

If you are eligible for Professional Membership

Your application will be submitted for processing by the Membership Committee and appropriate fees will be charged according to the fee schedule outlined on page 1. Once your application has been approved you will receive your new members package containing your Membership Certificate, Membership Card, Insurance Certificate, and any other relevant information that is being circulated at that time within 4 weeks.

If you are not eligible for Professional Membership

You will be advised of any additional information that is required to meet the Professional Member criteria and given an opportunity to submit it for inclusion with your application. If you are still not eligible after review of additional documentation the application process will be terminated and you will not be charged any fees.

All questions or disputes related to Membership Committee decisions must be submitted in writing to the Membership Committee. Responses will be sent to the applicant in writing following the Committee's next meeting.