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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.