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By-law 19 amendments regarding fees

Background

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 proposed 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 continue to effectively fulfill our 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.

> View the comparison table with the proposed changes to By-law 19, and the associated rationale for the changes.

> View the current and proposed fees

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Fee Webinars

The public, registrants and stakeholders were invited to two live webinars to learn about the College’s proposal on a fee increase and changes to By-law 19. The webinars covered the same content and were held on two different dates:

  • Thursday, May 4 from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Feedback

Thank you for sharing your feedback on the proposed amendments about changes to fees and By-law 19 during the 60-day consultation. All feedback were considered by Council as part of the decision-making process, whether it was reflected in the final document.

Council Approval

The College reviewed all feedback and presented the fee increase and final By-law 19 amendments for Council approval in June 2023. Upon Council approval, the fee increase took effect on September 1, 2023.