Access knowledge translation planning templates, tools, and publications.

Getting started

To help you get started on your knowledge translation plan for research grant applications, implementation projects, or dissemination activities, review some knowledge translation resources below and download our planning template to guide you.

Contact Alia Januwalla, Knowledge Translation Specialist, for assistance.  


KT Pathways 

KT Pathways is a digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence. This tool, led by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, is designed to help you assess your current knowledge translation (KT) strengths and areas for development, and provides tailored training materials and supports based on the results. 

Resources and publications

Knowledge translation overview

Knowledge translation planning

  • Knowledge mobilization planner
    The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth Mental Health’s toolkit is user friendly and connects to a number of other resources.
  • Knowledge translation planning template
    The Hospital for Sick Kids and Melanie Barwick developed and refined a comprehensive, a step by step tool to address the essential components.

Synthesizing evidence


Implementation science

Brokering and engagement

Indigenous ways of knowing

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) casebooks

Organizations and hubs

To learn more see these key organizations and hubs involved in knowledge translation research and practice.

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research SUPPORT Units

  • BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre
    Fraser Centre provides knowledge translation and patient engagement support for Fraser region researchers.
  • National SUPPORT Units
    Link to see what other SUPPORT Units across the country, each has a resources and tools that could support knowledge translation capacity building.


Centres for knowledge translation

  • Institute for Knowledge Mobilization
    A non-profit think tank focused on: education, learning and capacity development on issues of knowledge mobilization.
  • Knowledge Translation Program
    The Knowledge Translation Program is based at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, they work with researchers to put knowledge into practice at both the clinical and policy level. They have tools and capacity building training worth exploring.
  • Research Impact
    This is a pan-Canadian knowledge mobilization network working to maximize the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians. Their Research Snapshot summaries are a good example for creating accessible summaries of your research.
  • Knowledge into Practice Learning Network
    An international network for people interested in integrating knowledge and practice.
  • Knowledge Nudge
    A blog on knowledge translation with a wealth of quick reads for building capacity and thinking about issues related to knowledge translation.
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
    The centre was created to strengthen and support the use of research evidence in decision-making in public health. The centre offers online learning modules, webinars, network opportunities, and tools to support critical evidence appraisal, implementation, and evaluation.