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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KMb Goal Setting Guide

Before starting to even plan your knowledge mobilization activities, it is important to develop clear goals to help guide the direction of your activities. Research Impact Canada has developed an introductory guide to help you start developing your knowledge mobilization goals. [...]

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Types: KMb Guides, Tools
Topics: Planning, Strategy

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Storytelling for Impact: Humanize the numbers

Storytelling is an effective way to mobilize your knowledge because it helps to engage your audience and make the information more memorable. By telling stories, you can bring your research to life and make it more relatable and accessible to a wide range of audiences.   While statistics may be important, it is also critical to [...]

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Types: Featured, KMb Module
Topic: Storytelling

A Start-to-Finish Guide to Building and Navigating Partnerships

This module on Partnership Development for Knowledge Mobilization teaches you how to develop strong, effective partnerships with stakeholders for knowledge exchange and real-world application of research. You’ll learn to identify potential partners, approach them, and build relationships based on mutual respect and shared goals. You’ll also learn general principles and common practices for navigating different [...]

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Type: KMb Module
Topic: Partnerships

Presenting and conversing bilingually

Making your presentations accessible is important for effective knowledge mobilization. In Canada, French and English often coexist, but it is frequent that an audience contains listeners that are not only English-speaking! These guides offer a step-by-step procedure to active translated subtitles in PowerPoint, enabling to speak one language and display a live script in another [...]

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Type: Tools

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Accessible & Inclusive Event Planning for Knowledge Mobilization

The purpose of this module is to provide individuals and organizations with practical tips, resources, and the skills needed to host an accessible and inclusive event. Events are a great way to help mobilize your knowledge to different groups. By planning events that are accessible you can ensure that all attendees have an equitable opportunity [...]

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Type: KMb Module
Topic: Event Planning

Infographic Design for Knowledge Mobilization

Infographic design is a useful skill for knowledge mobilization because it allows complex information to be presented in a visually engaging and easily understandable format. This makes your message accessible to a variety of audiences (who may not be familiar with the subject matter) and can help you communicate your research and its implications to [...]

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Type: KMb Module
Topic: Storytelling

Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit

On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, MacKinley Darlington, Knowledge Engagement Manager at the University of Calgary delivered a presentation on the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit. In this presentation, you will have an opportunity to learn more about: Knowledge engagement REAP self-assessment framework Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit Next steps with the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

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Working With Academic Libraries To Grow Your Impact

On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, Krista Jensen, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at York University, moderated a panel discussion on how you can work with academic libraries to grow the impact of your research. The panel consists of: Alison Moore, Research Commons Assistant Head and Knowledge Mobilization Hub Manager (Simon Fraser University) Heather De Forest, Community Scholars [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Impact

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Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit

The University of Calgary’s Knowledge Engagement team developed a Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment toolkit that equips researchers with tools, and training to support them in assessing, generating data, and reporting on the impact of their knowledge engagement work. Steps to use the Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment toolkit in your knowledge engagement work: The training video [...]

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Types: Featured, Tools
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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CKF20 Event Report: The future of knowledge mobilization events is virtual

This past year, we witnessed rapid innovation in online events. Having seen the benefits, we predict organizers will continue to include virtual components to compliment in-person events and conferences. The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is a biennial event that brings together researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals who work in the field of knowledge mobilization. In [...]

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Topics: Event Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

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A quick start guide for new knowledge mobilizers

Bishop’ University created a Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Fellowship program for graduates of their Knowledge Mobilization Graduate Certificate Program. The purpose of this fellowship program was to provide an intensive training opportunity, leading to skill development for recent graduates who are transitioning into KMb as a profession. The program supported advancement in their KMb skill set [...]

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Type: Reports

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Future Proofing Research Skills – Current Perspectives in a Changing World

On March 19, 2021, Cheryl Jensen discussed the changing world and the demands on Research Intensive Universities to produce graduates with the skills needed for an uncertain future.  She presented some thoughts on the needs of employers and the challenge of demonstrating that these needs are met by research – intensive university graduates. [...]

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Type: Webinars

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