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By-law 19 amendments regarding fees


Health profession regulators like the College of Kinesiologists exist to protect the public interest. However, regulatory colleges do not receive any government funding. They are funded entirely through their fees (e.g., registrations, applications).

The College’s overall fee structure has not changed since its inception and By-law 19 does not contain a mechanism to allow the fee structure to be automatically reviewed or adjusted. The College’s fees were set at the start to cover the costs of doing business and have successfully done so without passing any additional costs to the membership. However, costs and inflation have increased over the past decade as have financial pressures from proposed legislative changes. To ensure it can continue to effectively regulate the profession to protect the public, the College recently undertook a review of its fee structure to plan for increased regulatory and operational costs.

As a result of its analysis, the College is proposing to increase fees to meet anticipated and unanticipated demands. A fee increase will ensure that the College has the processes, tools, and resources in place to fulfill its public protection mandate.

The fee increases are proposed to take effect September 1, 2023. The College is also proposing amendments to By-law 19 including a mechanism for annual increases.

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Upcoming webinars on fees

Join us for a live webinar and Q&A session on Zoom to learn more about the College’s proposal to increase fees and make changes to By-law 19. The webinars will be held on two different dates, although each webinar will cover the same material.

  • Thursday, May 4 from noon to 1 p.m. – Click here to join the webinar on May 4
  • Wednesday, May 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. – Click here to join the webinar on May 10

These webinars will provide an opportunity to learn more about why the College is proposing to raise fees and what your fees are used for. A brief presentation from the College will be followed by a Q&A period where you can have your questions answered.

Watch the webinar from May 4

Video thumbnail: CKO Webinar on Fees - May 4, 2023

Share your feedback

The College would like to hear from you on the proposed amendments about changes to fees and By-law 19 during the 60-day consultation. All feedback will be considered by Council as part of the decision-making process, whether it is reflected in the final document.

Please share your thoughts through the online survey by May 22, 2023.

Next steps

The College will review all feedback and present final By-law 19 amendments for Council approval in June 2023 and, if approved, implemented on September 1, 2023. Once the By-law 19 amendments are approved, changes will be communicated to registrants and stakeholders.

If you have any questions, please email