Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
Child and youth mental health is continually changing, and the evidence-base is always growing. Our Knowledge Mobilization toolkit: Doing more with what you know will help you mobilize valuable knowledge and information in your community. It’s designed to inform and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to mobilize knowledge, and ultimately improve outcomes for children, youth and families. You’ll also find inspiring stories from the field.
University KM Sites
Knowledge Mobilization (KM) is an important part of the research process. KM occurs when research knowledge is applied to help facilitate real-world impact on policy and society. It is the process of adapting knowledge to increase research uptake and inform decisions, while also connecting researchers and their work to organizations and communities outside of the university. Common terms used to describe KM or related activities include Knowledge Translation, Knowledge Transfer, and Knowledge Exchange.
In today’s knowledge-driven world, it is critical that researchers and scholars make their work accessible beyond their traditional disciplines. Knowledge mobilization captures the concepts and practices that optimize the knowledge and creativity produced in an educational setting. It enriches the sciences, arts, industry and cultural discourse by making academic research relevant to the public it serves.
Utilizing knowledge mobilization (KM) frameworks, ASU faculty and students pursue their passions, creativity, and curiosity to conduct research and make the unknown known. On this page you can read about first-hand accounts related to the efforts of knowledge mobilization initiatives at ASU, then share with us what you’re doing.
The Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative is a high profile, high priority multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral initiative located at McGill University made possible with support from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The HBHL Strategic Research Plan outlines the vision, deliverables, and overall goals of the initiative, and the research priorities of its four research themes. HBHL’s Knowledge Mobilization Program will support projects that facilitate and accelerate the integration of neuroscience advancements into policies or public awareness activities aligned with HBHL’s vision to reduce the human and socio-economic burden of psychiatric and neurological illnesses, and improve the mental health, quality of life, and productivity of Canadians and people around the world.
Registration is now open for the second iteration of the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization! This online professional development certificate builds capacity to turn knowledge into action and support the development of evidence-based policy and practice.
This fall, join other knowledge professionals in Inform: Processes of knowledge translation and dissemination (October 1 to November 25, 2018). “Inform” is the first of three online courses offered in the University of Guelph Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization. It provides an overview of the theories and practices involved in the creation, sharing and uptake of evidence. Participants will learn how to enhance awareness of and accessibility to relevant evidence, explore the processes of knowledge creation, synthesis, and translation, and learn to use different techniques and products to share evidence.