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Council and Committees

The College is run by a Council, similar to a board of directors. Council sets the College’s strategic and policy direction. It makes decisions that protect and promote the public interest. Based on Council’s direction, a staff team led by the registrar/CEO carries out the College’s day-to-day work. 

Council is made up of:

Council meets at least four times a year and meetings are open to the public. The College publishes summaries of each meeting and all approved minutes must be posted online.


Committees support the work of Council. Each Council member also serves on at least two committees. Committees include elected and public members of Council, and kinesiologists who are not on Council. View the College’s committees.

Role of Council members

Council members serve and act in the public interest. They contribute to public protection by:

Learn more about the obligations of Council members by reviewing the Council and Committee Member Code of Conduct, and the Conflict of Interest By-Law.

Council members

Professional Members (R. Kin)

Public Members (appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)
Benjamin Matthie – Council PresidentVictoria Nicholson – Council Vice-President
Alyssa King Chad McCleave
Corby AndersonJana Smith
Heather WestawayJennifer Yee
Jennifer PereiraJotvinder Sodhi
Leanne Smith (Academic member)Sara Gottlieb
Matthew DaherTeresa Bendo
Pheing Ngo
Ryan Wight
Susan Garfat

Role of the president, vice-president and registrar

Learn about the roles of Council President, Vice-President and Registrar:

The president is the chair of Council and Executive Committee. The president ensures that:

  • Council is fulfilling its mandate and strategic goals in accordance with the College’s By-Laws and applicable legislation, and
  • Council members understand and fulfill their responsibilities.

The vice-president is a member of the Executive Committee and performs the duties of the president in the president’s absence.

The registrar is the chief operating officer of the College and is responsible for managing the College’s operations. The registrar is accountable to Council and the Ministry of Health. Supported by staff, the registrar is responsible for implementing the College’s strategic plan and the policies approved by Council. The registrar also provides leadership and advice on the development of policies and procedures that allow the College to achieve its mandate.

Council Effectiveness Review Framework (CERF)

CKO Council is committed to reviewing the performance of Council members, the chair and committees. Such an evaluation, as conducted on a three-year basis by an external third party, is aligned with the College Performance Measurement Framework (CPMF) requirements. This evaluation process enables Council members to identify actionable opportunities for continuous improvement.

The 2023 Council Effectiveness Review Framework (CERF) was approved by CKO Council at their December meeting.

> Click to review 2023 CERF