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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:

  • Jennifer Pereira, College President
  • Mary Pat Moore, College Vice-President
  • Elwin Lau
  • Leslee Brown
  • Ben Matthie

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:

  • Ryan Wight, Chair
  • Sara Gottlieb, Vice-Chair
  • Kristin Baker (non-Council committee member)
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Jaclyn Benn (non-Council committee member)
  • Alis Bonsignore
  • Leslee Brown
  • Susan Garfat
  • Elwin Lau
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Jennifer Pereira
  • Graydon Raymer
  • Holly Wykes (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:

  • Graydon Raymer, Chair
  • Leslee Brown, Vice-Chair
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Alis Bonsignore
  • Marie Cousineau
  • Mardy Fraser (non-Council committee member)
  • Jane Gage (non-Council committee member)
  • Susan Garfat
  • Adeola Giwa (non-Council committee member)
  • Candace Glowa
  • Victoria Nicholson
  • Alicia Oliveira (non-Council committee member)
  • Xana Ouellette (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:

  • Elwin Lau, Chair
  • Chad McCleave, Vice Chair
  • Teresa Bendo
  • Leslee Brown
  • Kimberly Finnie (non-Council committee member)
  • Doug Freer (non-Council committee member)
  • Susan Garfat
  • Evan Irani (non-Council committee member)
  • Ben Matthie
  • Francesca McKenzie (non-Council committee member)
  • Leanne Smith (non-Council committee member)
  • Michelle Young (non-Council committee member)

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

Chair: Sara Gottlieb
Vice-Chair: Mary Pat Moore

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

Non-Council committee members: Alyssa King, Pamela Paquette

The Fitness to Practise Committee protects the public by holding hearings to determine if a kinesiologist is physically or mentally incapacitated.

Chair: Jennifer Pereira

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.

Non-Council committee member: Amber Provencal Levesque

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:

  • Teresa Bendo, Chair
  • Alis Bonsignore
  • Marie Cousineau
  • Sara Gottlieb
  • Mashood Khan (non-Council committee member)
  • Edward Madou (non-Council committee member)
  • Aaron McCullagh (non-Council committee member)
  • Mary Pat Moore
  • Jennifer Pereira
  • Ryan Wight
  • Ariel Zohar (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
  • Ben 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.  

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

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

Committee members:

  • Victoria Nicholson, Chair
  • Ben Matthie
  • Chad McCleave
  • Mary Pat Moore

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.