Tools for Knowledge Mobilization- Policy Research Forum

University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network Purpose: Typically hosted in partnership with a provincial government department, the Forum is a one-day event which offers an occasion to highlight applied research and showcase collaborative models of evidence-based policy development. It also offers presenters the opportunity to mobilize their research knowledge, to network […]

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Tools for Knowledge Mobilization- KM in the AM

York University, Knowledge Mobilization Unit Purpose: KM in the AMs are thematic breakfast events that bring together researchers and community stakeholders over a shared interest. The event features short presentations, followed by a Q&A period, and then concludes with time for informal networking. Invitations are sent to targeted people, who are encouraged to forward the […]

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A Driving Need: Study Connects Victoria Seniors with Volunteer Drivers

For seniors who are no longer able to drive, there remain few viable options for transportation. And while the James Bay Community Project (JBCP) is trying to help by offering free rides to important medical appointments, there currently aren’t enough volunteer drivers to meet the community’s high demand. This issue is the driving force behind […]

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Cybersec 101 – Cybersecurity awareness and training that is reaching the nation

Summary Cybersec 101 is a cybersecurity training resource toolkit which demonstrates that the prevention of data breaches can be easier, less time consuming and less costly than dealing with the consequences of having information, whether it is personal or financial, compromised. Cybersec 101 (https://www.cybersec101.ca/), a bilingual evidence-based cybersecurity training resource toolkit, includes 565 pages of […]

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Influencing Policy: Partnerships Move Research into Action

A multi-sectoral research partnership investigating precarious employment directly influenced employment policies. This case illustrates the value of partner organizations with experience in knowledge brokering, and the importance of building relationships to influence policy. Project: Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) https://pepso.ca/ Impacts Increased public awareness of the scope and effects of the labour […]

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Youth Criminal Justice in Canada Infographic Project

Summary: This project brought together student researchers from the Research Shop, Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, University of Guelph and community partners from Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington and the Canadian Families and Corrections Network. Together, they created two infographics—one for youth justice and one for adult justice—that use empirical evidence to highlight the […]

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Living SJ and CFICE: A Case Study on Improving Evaluative and Communicative Practices

Case study written by Chelsea Nash, CFICE Communications Research Assistant, with contributions from Cathy Wright, Living SJ and Tracey Chiasson, UNBSJ Summary Living SJ is network of community leaders from business, three levels of government, non-profits and low income neighbourhoods committed to ending generational poverty in Saint John, New Brunswick. Using a collective impact approach, […]

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