Announcement: CanAsk becomes CanBeWell

Announcement: CanAsk becomes CanBeWell

The Canadian Association of BioEnergetic Wellness is proud to introduce our new name and revitalized Association.

In December of 2018, we, The Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology, (CanASK), received a letter from the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) that there had been a complaint about ‘Specialized Kinesiology’ being used by our members in Ontario and in our title. This led to a chain of events to explore the rules and regulations in Ontario1. It became clear that the term ‘Specialized Kinesiology’ was no longer legally available for us to use in the province of Ontario and that similar regulations were in the process of being established for other Canadian provinces as well. The outcome has been that we have reinvented CanASK as CanBeWell with a broader vision and expanded scope for the future.

Our Vision: Creating a world where bioenergetic wellness disciplines and methods are recognized, valued, and utilized, by people making choices to improve their quality of life.

You can find our new and growing website at www.canbewell.org.

With this Canada-wide change, we have lifted our spirits, opened up new possibilities and created an organization that is ready to take us strongly into the future. We welcome members from those interested in BioEnergetic Wellness for personal use to those who practice it full time on a professional basis.

We have created a program for organizations to partner with us to provide education, support and opportunities that connect our disciplines to the BioEnergetic Wellness world. To increase the depth and breadth of expertise among our membership we have established Standards of Practice for BioEnergetic Wellness in Canada.

We are excited to connect with those disciplines who would like to be a part of our vision.

On behalf of the Board of Directors for CanBeWell,

Michelle Greenwell, CanBeWell Leadership Team President

1Rules and regulations
Kinesiology became a regulated health profession in Ontario in the spring of 2013 under the Regulated Health Professions Act (1991). 
 According to the Province of Ontario's Kinesiology Act 2007, the Scope of Practice of kinesiology is: the assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance. 2007, c 10, SchedO, s. 3.  Kinesiologist" is now a restricted title, and only licensed members of the College of Kinesiologists will be able to call themselves Kinesiologists. As such, to be a member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association, all Kinesiologists must also be members of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. The fine for using the title is $25,000 individual/ $50,000 corporations.

For a printable version please click Letter of intro for CanBeWell

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