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Committees

Committees support the work of Council. Committees include elected and public members of Council, and kinesiologists who are not on Council (non-Council committee members).

Statutory committees

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) requires the College to have in place the following seven committees:

The Executive Committee has all of the powers of Council between Council meetings with respect to any matter(s) that require immediate attention. Executive Committee cannot make, amend, or revoke a regulation or by-law.

Committee members:

  • Benjamin Matthie, Chair
  • Victoria Nicholson, Vice-Chair
  • Heather Westaway
  • Ryan Wight
  • Teresa Bendo

The Registration Committee protects the public by creating and maintaining the rules and policies for those who wish to register with the College. The Registration Committee also reviews applications referred by the Registrar and provides written decisions with reasons on how the application will be treated.

Committee members:

  • Sara Gottlieb, Chair
  • Corby Anderson, Vice-Chair
  • Alyssa King
  • Pheing Ngo
  • Leanne Smith
  • Heather Westaway
  • Ryan Wight
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Jana Smith
  • Miriam Fong (non-Council committee member)
  • William Gittings (non-Council committee member)
  • Daniel Crete (non-Council committee member)
  • Kristen Hoving (non-Council committee member)
  • Katelyn Methot (non-Council committee member)
  • Jasmeet Cheema (non-Council committee member)
  • Stefano Rulli (non-Council committee member)

The Quality Assurance Committee protects the public by creating and maintaining programs and policies that help ensure kinesiologists keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date.

Committee members:

  • Teresa Bendo, Chair
  • Susan Garfat, Vice-Chair
  • Matthew Daher
  • Leanne Smith
  • Heather Westway
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Jotvinder Sodhi
  • Jennifer Yee
  • Mehrdad Alizadeh-Meghrazi (non-Council committee member)
  • Delissa Burke (non-Council committee member)
  • Jasmeet Cheema (non-Council committee member)
  • Daniel Crete (non-Council committee member)
  • Brooke Hamilton (non-Council committee member)
  • Sherry Parent (non-Council committee member)
  • Logan Strasser (non-Council committee member)

The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) protects the public by reviewing concerns about a kinesiologist that are brought to the College’s attention. These concerns can be in the form of complaints and/or mandatory reports.

Committee members:

  • Ryan Wight, Chair
  • Teresa Bendo, Vice-Chair
  • Corby Anderson
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Chad McCleave
  • Jana Smith
  • Sara Gottlieb
  • Katelyn Methot (non-Council committee member)
  • Stefano Rulli (non-Council committee member)
  • Miriam Fong (non-Council committee member)

View ICRC Terms of Reference

The Discipline Committee protects the public by holding hearings when cases are referred to it by the ICRC.

  • Jennifer Pereira, Chair
  • Benjamin Matthie, Vice-Chair
  • Alyssa King
  • Brooke Hamilton (non-Council committee member)
  • Chad McCleave
  • Corby Anderson
  • Heather Westaway
  • Jana Smith
  • Jennifer Yee
  • Jotvinder Sodhi
  • Leanne Smith
  • Matthew Daher
  • Mehrdad Alizadeh-Meghrazi (non-Council committee member)
  • Pheing Ngo
  • Ryan Wight
  • Sara Gottlieb
  • Susan Garfat
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Victoria Nicholson

All Council members are members of the Discipline Committee and panels of the Committee are appointed by the chair to conduct a hearing.

The Fitness to Practise Committee protects the public by holding hearings to determine if a kinesiologist’s physical or mental condition has an negative impact on practising kinesiology and could cause risk of harm to their patients/clients.

  • Ryan Wight, Chair
  • Alyssa King
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Chad McCleave
  • Corby Anderson
  • Heather Westaway
  • Jana Smith
  • Jennifer Pereira
  • Jennifer Yee
  • Jotvinder Sodhi
  • Leanne Smith
  • Matthew Daher
  • Pheing Ngo
  • Sara Gottlieb
  • Susan Garfat
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Victoria Nicholson

All Council members are members of the Fitness to Practise Committee and panels of the Committee are appointed by the chair to conduct a hearing.

The Patient Relations Committee protects the public by creating and maintaining measures for preventing or dealing with the sexual abuse of patients/clients, including educational requirements for kinesiologists; guidelines for the conduct of kinesiologists with their patients/clients; training for the College’s staff; and providing information to the public. This is known as the Patient Relations Program. The Patient Relations Committee also administers the funding for therapy for sexual abuse victims.

Committee members:

  • Victoria Nicholson, Chair
  • Susan Garfat, Vice-Chair
  • Corby Anderson
  • Alyssa King
  • Pheing Ngo
  • Ryan Wight
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Jana Smith
  • Jotvinder Sodhi
  • Sara Gottlieb
  • Jennifer Yee
  • Mehrdad Alizadeh-Meghrazi (non-Council committee member)
  • Brooke Hamilton (non-Council committee member)
  • Logan Strasser (non-Council committee member)
  • Stefano Rulli (non-Council committee member)
  • Miriam Fong (non-Council committee member)

Non-statutory committees

Committees that support the work of the College but that are not required under the RHPA are called non-statutory committees. The College has created the following non-statutory committees:

The Planning and Finance Committee provides guidance and advice to ensure the College’s financial stability.

Committee members:

  • Chad McCleave, Chair
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Susan Garfat
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Jennifer Pereira

The Examination Committee is responsible for managing the entry-to-practice exam. This Committee is made up of kinesiologists and academic representatives.  

Committee members:

  • Adam Jongsma
  • Emily McLaughlin
  • Erin McHattie
  • Joseph Cicchillo
  • Kathryn Sinden
  • Kelvin Yu
  • Kimberly Klockars
  • Meridith Nodwell
  • Michael Herbert
  • Paul Murata
  • Shanice Adair-Samuel

The Item Writing Committee is responsible for developing exam questions. This Committee is made up of kinesiologists and academic representatives.

Committee members:

  • Alex Burnaru
  • Alyssa Manalo
  • Anushka Soni
  • Catarina Martins
  • Daniel Henke
  • Daniel Sibley
  • Dena Spencer
  • Evelyn Lock
  • Gina Snider
  • Laura Banks
  • Mandy Fournier
  • Mike Walker
  • Mohammadhadi Mostofinejad
  • Nancy Munn
  • Natalie Cuda
  • Rene Vandenboom

The Examination Appeals Committee is responsible for hearing appeals from candidates who fail the entry-to-practice exam.

Committee members:

  • Chad McCleave, Chair
  • Matthew Daher
  • Ben Matthie
  • Jotvinder Sodhi

The CKO-Universities Liaison Committee serves as a forum for discussion between the College and academic institutions. Members of this Committee come from the various universities and colleges offering kinesiology or similar programs.

This committee was appointed for a one-year term beginning in March, 2024. The current committee term will end in March 2025.

Committee members:

  • Victoria Nicholson, Chair
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Claude Balthazard
  • Melanie Jones-Drost
  • Chad McCleave
  • Jennifer Periera
  • Jennifer Pereira, Chair
  • Chad McCleave
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Heather Westaway
  • Corby Anderson
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Jennifer Pereira
  • Leanne Smith
  • Heather Westaway
  • Ryan Wight
  • Mandy Fournier (Crawford) (non-Council committee member)
  • Mehrdad Alizadeh-Meghrazi (non-Council committee member)
  • Sabrina Ribau (non-Council committee member)
  • Tara Bilec (non-Council committee member)
  • William Gittings (non-Council committee member)
  • Victoria Nicholson, Chair
  • Chad McCleave
  • Jennifer Pereira
  • Benjamin Matthie
  • Claude Balthazard (non-Council committee member)
  • Melanie Jones-Drost (non-Council committee member)