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.

Resources and publications

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

Dissemination

Brokering and engagement

Implementation

Canadian examples of knowledge translation

  • It Doesn't Have to Hurt
    An initiative led by the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research to get research evidence about children's pain directly into the hands of parents who can use it.

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.

Funders

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.

Other knowledge translation resources

A collection of publications to dig a little deeper into concepts, strategies, and thinking about knowledge translation.

Knowledge translation overview

Synthesizing evidence

Dissemination, implementation and integrated knowledge translation

Seminal works

Knowledge translation overview

Synthesizing evidence

Dissemination, implementation and integrated knowledge translation