Turning Knowledge into Action

The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization is designed to develop participants' knowledge, skills and values with respect to knowledge mobilization (KMb) and build capacity to select and apply KMb tools and techniques to move knowledge into action.

Why is KMb important?

Addressing today's complex social, economic, health or environmental challenges calls for our increased capacity to collaborate in finding and implementing innovative solutions. While a vast amount of knowledge is created every day, only a fraction of it is effectively mobilized - shared, used, and applied to inform real-life situations. This lack of knowledge transfer or exchange is contributing to a gap between research, policy and practice, which hinders social innovation and slows down progress. The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization can help close this gap by providing participants with the skills and tools to enable the efficient and appropriate dissemination, uptake and application of knowledge.

How will the Certificate in KMb benefit you?

As a participant in the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization program, you will:

  • Learn how to build and implement knowledge mobilization strategies adapted to the needs and goals of your organization or sector
  • Learn to identify and use evidence from a number of sources and disciplines, and present research findings in ways that make the information accessible, relevant and applicable
  • Develop key skills and competencies of knowledge brokering and stakeholder engagement
  • Explore mechanisms to turn knowledge into action and support the development of evidence-based policies and programs

Who should participate in the Certificate in KMb?

The Certificate in KMb was designed for professionals currently employed or aiming to work in the social sciences, human services and health sectors, including:

  • KMb Practitioners
  • Service Providers
  • Policy Makers
  • Researchers

The program also welcomes graduate students interested in building KMb skills or planning to work in one of these fields.

Learn more about the Knowledge Mobilization Certificate program.