Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF)*

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The biennial Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF), le Forum Canadien sur la mobilisation des connaissances, founded by Knowledge Mobilization Works, now the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, is a professional development forum for practitioners and professionals working in knowledge mobilization across fields and sectors.

2016 and 2017 inc. President’s Awards for Leadership, Innovation, and Community Building

Awards Winners
2016 Awards

    Melanie Barwick (President’s Award for Leadership)
    Julia Lalonde (President’s Award for Innovation)
    Anne Bergen (President’s Award for Practice)

2017 Awards

    Vicy Ward (President’s Award for Leadership)
    Don Buchanan (President’s Award for Innovation)
    Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (President’s Award for Community Building)

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Conference History:

9th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2022, tbd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

8th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2020, November 24-26, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Welcoming New Talent, Skills, and Perspectives
(co-organizer: Research Impact Canada)

    Séances plénières:
    Évaluation de l’impact : apprendre à déterminer si les stratégies de mobilisation des connaissances fonctionnent

    Tables rondes des catalyseurs:
    C’est la mobilisation active des universités de recherche canadiennes qui garantira l’avenir de la MdC et l’impact de la recherche
    « Ils sont vivants ! » – Négocier l’évolution des extrants de la MdC avec les partenaires communautaires
    Renforcer la capacité à mobiliser les connaissances
    Le courtage de partenariats multisectoriels
    La diffusion des résultats : études de cas
    Les communautés praticiennes en valent-elles la peine ? Histoires d’initiés
    Approches de la MdC dans les Centres d’excellence, les trois organismes subventionnaires fédéraux et le Programme d’innovation dans les collèges et la communauté
    Perspectives canadiennes et internationales sur les retombées de la recherche
    Modèles et structures de courtage des connaissances
    Systèmes et structures des établissements
    La MdC, de l’innovation à la pratique

    Ateliers de perfectionnement professionnel:
    Tables rondes sur le perfectionnement professionnel
    Tables rondes en perfectionnement professionnel : partenariats en application des connaissances
    Ouvrir le sentier à mesure qu’on avance : partager les connaissances à l’interne en période de changement
    Désinformation : c’est aussi NOTRE faute ! Sylviane Duval
    Quel impact avons-nous ? Développement d’un cadre de référence pour l’évaluation des stratégies de transfert des connaissances
    Table ronde sur le développement professionnel : des communications remarquables
    De la diffusion à l’implantation : introduction au jeu de la mise en œuvre comme moyen de planifier l’implantation
    Solutions durables : approches de pointe pour une planification efficace de la viabilité
    SPARKing Change et l’application des connaissances : mobilisation réfléchie des actants et agents du changement
    Outil de visualisation des données

    …Affiches et causeries éclair; Agora; Séances de réseautage

Note: The forum was scheduled for June 8-9, 2020 and November 24-25, 2020

(POSTPONED) 8th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2019, June 10-11, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

7th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2018, June 10-12, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Conference Theme: Mobilizing Evidence for Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Pre-Forum (Deep Dive Skills) Workshops (Jun 10):
    Knowledge Mobilization Supports Research from Application to Impact
    Is KMb in Need of a Nudge: How Behavioural Economics can Inform Behaviour Change
    Creating a Critical Mass of Practitioners Using Intersectionality as a Knowledge Mobilization Tool
    Measuring Mobilization: Skill Development in KMb Evaluation
    Co-created Research for International Development: Making a Lasting Difference by Deepening Engagement, Building Capacities, and Managing Pitfalls
    Learning From “Strangers at Home”- Tensions and Tactics of Human Rights

    Professional Development Workshops:
    How Broad Are Your Impacts? Tools From an International Collaboration of Impact Networks
    Opportunities and Challenges for Knowledge Mobilization Within Large Scale Science and Research Programs Simon Landry, Knowledge Mobilization Strategy in Action – Accessibility and Municipalities/National Housing Strategy: Research, Data and Demonstrations
    Building KT Connections to Advance Equity in Mental Health: Promising Practices in Immigrant and Refugee Engagement
    From Rumblings to Report to Mobile App: Lessons Learned in the Evolution Process
    Where to Next? Refreshing an Organizational Approach to Knowledge Mobilization
    Mobilizing Knowledge Through Communities of Interest in Mental Health and Addictions
    Navigating Complex Content: How We Made a Course on Human Trafficking
    Infographics for Knowledge Mobilization
    Developing Policy Dialogues as a Strategy to Advance Human Rights for Children With Disabilities
    The Right to be Meaningfully Engaged – Partnering with Emerging Adults With Lived Experience
    Graphic Design For The Non-Designer: Creating Research Materials for Marginalized Populations
    Visualizing Sustainability and Well-Being at the Community Level – Localizing the SDGs Through an Open-Source, Map-Based Community Indicators Platform
    Data Visualization Toolkit
    Why Guide and Service Dog Users Are Working Together to Ensure Access Rights
    Deep Dive on “How To” Mobilize: Using Implementation Science to Mobilize Evidence and Improve Health and Social Outcomes
    Accessibility in Knowledge Management
    Weaving Research With Social Change Work
    Unpacking Needs Assessments: The Challenge of Identifying Shared KMb Priorities Amongst Diverse Stakeholders
    The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum Beyond 2020

    Open Space Session:
    Feeling Like an Imposter and How to Overcome It
    Is It Time to Professionalize the Field of KT?
    Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact as a Platform for the Future of Post-Secondary Education in Canada

6th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2017, May 17-18, 2017, Ottawa-Gatineau, Québec, Canada
Forum Theme: Connections and Partnerships: Collaboration as a Key to Knowledge Mobilization

    Training Workshops:
    Creating a knowledge mobilization strategy for knowledge networks
    Cross-sector collaboration and partnership to implement youth justice programming
    Building a knowledge network- theory, challenges, and what really happens
    Mobilizing a province to early childhood: how Alberta created and mobilized 100 early childhood coalitions to put children on the map
    Thinking together: a space and method for reflecting on knowledge mobilisation (and other philosophical questions!)
    Research team collaborations that work
    Engaging end-users to develop KT tools and build meaningful network capacity: the TREKK experience
    Make resilience matter: using a research contribution framework for knowledge mobilization to help professionals help children exposed to intimate partner violence
    The Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research: Leading and implementing a systems approach to knowledge mobilization in Ontario
    Infographics Toolkit
    Just because you build it, they will not come: Creating an engagement strategy for online communities of practice
    International perspectives on networks and on-line spaces. Are you “naïve enthusiasm” or “oh ye of little faith”
    Systematizing and automating Knowledge Management workflows for fun and non-profit
    Stories: The magic that makes your message resonate
    Collaboration and Partnership Building: Exploring consensus building in Knowledge Exchange to inform policy change in mental health using the Innovation to Implementation (I2I) guide
    An integrated approach to knowledge transfer and communication for occupational health and safety
    Helping it happen: Engaging the right stakeholders in the right way around a practice change in palliative radiotherapy

    Open Space Discussions:
    Practicing what we preach: Let’s get better at teaching KMb
    A discussion about how to address workplace bullying in an effective manner: informing the priorities for research and KT by understanding stakeholder needs
    Building organizational capacity for knowledge translation: A not-for profit associations leap into KT
    Hacking knowledge mobilization: A guided tour
    Resource based Collaboration: The SERENE-RISC toolkit for cybersecurity education
    Knowledge brokering: Evaluating the impact
    KMb and the Innovation Landscape
    Exploring the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in mental health and substance use: Working together to enhance partnerships through a Community of Practice (CoP)

    Pre-conference Unconference (May 16):
    Social Media & Research: What Works? What’s Next?

5th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2016, June 28-29, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Forum Theme: Systems and Sustainability – Creating enduring Knowledge Mobilization

    Deliberative dialogues as a tool for knowledge mobilization: Reflections from our experience in West Africa
    Wisdom 2 Action events as a real-time route for knowledge mobilization and network building
    Changing the mindset – Encouraging Canadians to Plan for Aging in Place
    Planning for Sustainability
    Developing and sustaining the knowledge broker role within Ontario’s transitioning child and youth mental health sector
    Development of systems and tools to build knowledge mobilization capacity and sustainability in rehabilitation through a national community of practice
    How and will provide an overview of research impact evaluation, from planning, to implementing, to understanding and using the results
    Building and maintaining networks for knowledge mobilization
    Mobilizing French as a Second Language: A model for disseminating new language teaching resources
    Supporting integrated KT with embedded evaluation
    A taste of our own medicine: tips and tricks to harness the literature for evidence-informed K* practice
    The Hybrid KT Planning/Project Management tool
    UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum: Make sure it does something!
    The Long Term Success Tool: a pragmatic approach to improve your chances of sustainability?
    A day in the life: Real life examples of knowledge broker core competencies
    How PREVNet is Mobilizing Canada to Promote Healthy Relationships and Prevent Bullying among Children and Youth
    EENet Rapid Reviews: Providing evidence to impact system change
    La réalisation d’une activité de formation professionnelle réflexive… dont vous êtes le héros (gamebook style!)
    Knowledge Mobilization: A Variety of career paths
    Keeping your garden of flourishing networks and partnerships healthy, flowering and weed-free
    How accessible is your knowledge product? A four-level framework for accessibility
    Partnering for sustainable knowledge mobilization in long-term care and retirement living: Stories from the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Schlegel Villages
    Creating a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy in Government – Reflections on a new Approach
    DOCTalks: Cross-sector Partnerships for Knowledge Mobilization using Documentary Media
    Developing a knowledge mobilization network across the public education system: Lessons learned and future approaches from Ontario’s Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER)
    Assessing Research for KTE Readiness: A Tool for End-of-Grant KTE
    A Knowledge Exchange Structure in Support of System Impact
    Entrepreneurship Education and Urban Indigenous Youth
    The Sustainability of the At Home/Chez Soi Housing First Programs in Canada
    Knowledge Brokering in context of Healthy Aging – What, Who, How?

4th Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2015, May 14-15, 2015, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Forum Theme: Creativity as Practice: Mobilizing Diverse Ways of Thinking

    Pre-Forum Activity:
    Communication Strategy: Part of a Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit

    Professional Development Workshops:
    Définir un projet vidéo documentaire dans son milieu et identifier les facteurs de réalisation
    The Guidance Is Not Enough: The use of frameworks to bring knowledge into action for improvement
    Narratives, video and smartphones as KT tools for youth
    Performing knowledge mobilization: Moving our experience
    Vous avez dit : Mobilisation inclusive de connaissances ? La médiation intellectuelle; une pédagogie critique à la jonction de la philosophie et des arts.
    Mobilizing your message through documentary video: research findings as cinematic narrative
    The Innovation to Implementation (I2I): a how-to guide to driving change using knowledge translation activities in the areas of health
    Infographic for KMb
    Le design thinking comme approche créative de mobilisation des connaissances
    Utiliser l’information en ligne pour soutenir la créativité

3rd Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2014, June 9-10, 2014, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Forum Theme: Putting Research to Work: Social & Economic Innovations

    Interactive events:
    “Knowledge In Motion” Café: Top Innovation Issues
    Innovation World Café
    Value Creation World Café
    KMb Forum takeaways: Top Innovation Ideas
    KMb Game: Knowledge Mobilization Pyramid
    KMb Kwicky Konnections session (active facilitated networking)

2nd Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2013, June 3-4, 2013, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Forum Theme: Working together in Knowledge Mobilization: closing the loop between research and practice

    Panel Sessions:
    Building a KT Friendly Organization (+ Small Group & Discovery Discussions)
    Networking the Networks: How to Ensure Networks Don’t Become “Not-works” (+ Group Discussion)

    Interactive events:
    KMb Kwicky Konnections – Speed Networking and Synergy Session: Connecting Across Sectors
    KMb Synergy Session: Connecting Across Sectors
    KMb Knowledge Skill Testing Game

1st Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2012, June 19-20, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Forum Theme: Bringing the science and art of Knowledge Mobilization practice together

    Knowledge Café:
    What have been your best results with knowledge mobilization practice?
    What supports do you need for knowledge mobilization?
    What are the three actions you can take right now to improve knowledge mobilization in your organization?

    Knowledge Mobilization Springboard:
    Resources: What do we need to pool our resources together and to attract new resources?
    People & Partners: How do we attract, train, and retain the best people to support our activities?
    Growth: How do we measure growth and success?

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