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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Moving social innovation research into real world impact

Learn how and why to incorporate a knowledge mobilization strategy into your social innovation research using the mnemonic P.R.O.B.L.E.M. “Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” In Paulo Coelho’s quote, the expression of imagination becomes the tool to change the world. Knowledge mobilization is the bridge between discovery and [...]

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Type: Research Summaries
Topic: Event Planning

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Lessons learned on conducting a knowledge mobilization needs assessment

On November 30, 2020, Dr. Heather Young-Leslie (University of Alberta), MacKinley Darlington (University of Calgary) and Marie-Eve Girard (University of Ottawa) shared their experiences conducting a knowledge mobilization needs assessment at each of their respective institutions. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Event Planning

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Research Snapshots, University of Victoria

A research snapshot is a summary of an article that quickly brings you up to speed with some of the latest research at the University of Victoria. Click the buttons below to explore the research snapshots and find out how research at University of Victoria is making your world better and brighter. [...]

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Type: Research Summaries

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Knowledge Mobilization Courses

Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is an important part of the research process. It is the process of translating knowledge to increase research uptake and inform decisions, while also connecting researchers and their work to organizations and communities. Taking a KMb course can help you integrate KMb strategies into your organization. It can help you understand the key skills of stakeholder engagement, while supporting the development of evidence-based policies and [...]

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Type: Reports
Topic: Impact Assessment and Evaluation

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Communities of Practice- Everything you need to know!

On September 29, 2020, Dr. Mandy Rowsell (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Memorial’s Harris Centre of Public Engagement) discussed the basic features of an online Community of Practice, highlighting their benefits, challenges, and best practices for anyone who is interested in starting their own CoP. [...]

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Type: Webinars
Topic: Stakeholder Engagement

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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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