Resources

Welcome to our resources repository! The following tools are intended to help you with your knowledge mobilization activities!

Knowledge mobilization is about getting the “right information” to the “right people” in the “right format” at the “right time”.

It consists of activities and outputs that build awareness, disseminate findings, and enable use of research. The goal is to maximize the impact of research and communicate these impacts as widely as possible. 

The term knowledge mobilization can be used interchangeably with other terms such as knowledge exchange, knowledge translation, implementation science, and K*.

This page provides tools for planning, learning about efforts within academic, not-for-profit, corporate and government environments, and fine-tuning your knowledge mobilization skills.

You can search by topic and resource type below.

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Community of Practice- Everything you Need to Know!

What is a Community of Practice? A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common interest, or have a set of related goals, and come together to learn, share information, and reach their individual and group objectives. The result of an effective CoP is the creation of new knowledge that [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner

This Knowledge Mobilization Needs Assessment Planner is meant to assist organizations by helping them assess the knowledge mobilization skills and needs of employees. Organizations can use the information gathered to develop knowledge mobilization training, support services and skills development to better equip employees and improve their ability to contribute to the knowledge mobilization agenda. Click [...]

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Types: KMb Guides, Tools
Topic: Event Planning

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ResearchSnapshots, York University

ResearchSnapshots are summaries of single research studies. As such, they serve to identify interesting and relevant research and a researcher who may be contacted for further information. Policy or practice related decisions are best informed by actionable messages derived from bodies of knowledge or from systematic reviews. ResearchSnapshots were developed under a grant from the [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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Research SNAPS, McMaster University

Research SNAPS are short, readable summaries of McMaster research projects that showcase the variety of research conducted across the University and emphasize why research matters. Each short, readable “snap” profiles a unique research publication or project. The series was named the 2017 recipient of the SSHRC Award of Excellence for Communications at the Canadian Public [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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ResearchSnapshots, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)

Research Snapshots are plain language summaries of gambling and problem gambling literature. Monthly scans of gambling journals are conducted to find the most relevant knowledge. Peer-reviewed articles are then summarized to turn knowledge into action. GREO has partnered with Research Impact Canada to produce and validate the Research Snapshot template. The Snapshot format highlights the [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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Research Summary, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The Homeless Hub, developed by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) [http://homelesshub.ca/COH], houses nearly 30,000 resources on homelessness. Among these resources are a number of plain-language reports, E-books, tool kits, lesson plans, infographics and more, designed to be accessible and useful to anyone working, researching or legislating on homelessness. The Homeless Hub also produces clear language research [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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ResearchSnapshots, Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions (EENet)

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) [http://eenet.ca/] has partnered with the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University to produce Research Snapshots in the field of mental health and addictions in Ontario. EENet actively promotes the use of research evidence in decision-making by supporting engagement and connections between researchers and mental health and addictions stakeholders across Ontario. EENet works to develop [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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Clear Language Communications and Knowledge Mobilization

Animé conjointement par Bojan Furst (Memorial) et Michael Johnny (York) le 7 novembre 2017, ce webinaire d’une heure fait connaitre les principes et les idées qui émergent de la pratique, dans ces deux universités, des communications en langage clair et de la mobilisation des connaissances. S’adressant aux spécialistes du courtage de connaissances, de la recherche et de la [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Dissemination, Writing

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Successful Practices in Knowledge Brokering

Brokers from Memorial University, University of Guelph, McMaster University and Western University share their insights on knowledge brokering practices on May 17, 2018. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Event Planning

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Supporting Research Impact in Grant Applications

On February 12, 2019, Dr. David Phipps presented this webinar related to his research and practice on research impact planning. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Event Planning, Writing

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Social Media Strategies for Research

On January 16, 2020 , Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at York University, shared her practice on helping researchers use social media to mobilize their research and build partnerships. Topics included how to create a social media strategy, effective ways of using social media and how to measure and evaluate social media activities. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topics: Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy

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Institutional Healthcheck Workbook

This workbook helps organizations assess how they currently support and generate impact from research. It also identifies ways to improve how they showcase the changes the organization’s research may have in societies and communities. It’s aimed primarily those leading impact, overseeing research delivery, or driving organizational change. Click here for the Workbook [...]

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Type: Tools
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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