Knowledge Mobilization and Impact Resources from Research Impact Canada
In September 2021, Ontario Shores became the first specialty mental health hospital to join Research Impact Canada (RIC), a pan-Canadian network of 23 universities and non-academic institutions, committed to maximizing the economic, social and environmental impacts of academic research. The RIC network is devoted to building institutional capacities to support impact evaluation and knowledge mobilization (KMb).
You can be a change agent too!
Below you will find workbooks, toolkits and e-learning modules/webinars developed by knowledge mobilization and impact experts, and carefully curated by the RIC team. Please feel free to browse around. If you would like to learn more about any of these materials or wonder about how they may be applied or implemented in your research, clinical or practice settings, please get in touch with Mary Chiu, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist and institutional lead for RIC initiatives at Ontario Shores.
RIC Resources page may be accessed here. Check back often as RIC will be expanding and updating this page in the new year!
- Impact Literacy Workbook (PDF) â Integrating impact at any stage of the research process.
- Institutional Health check Workbook (PDF) â Helps organizations showcase the changes research may have in societies and communities (organizational-level)
- Guiding Principles for Broader Impact Plans (webpage) â Guide for questions for researchers/grant writers to relay the broader impact of the project
- Guide to Impact Planning (PDF) â Provides an overview of the impact planning tools out there
Evaluation and Assessment
- Knowledge Engagement Impact Assessment Toolkit (Toolkit: guide, excel, word) â While the primary audience for this was researchers, it gives a guide and a template to assess activities in stakeholder engagement and knowledge engagement.
- How do we know if research and KMb make a difference? (Webinar) â How we can embed learning, reflection, evidence, and assessment into KMb practice.
- Guide to conducting accessible meetings (PDF checklist)
- Accessible and Inclusive Event Planning (E-learning module)
- Infographic Design for Knowledge Mobilization (E-learning module)
- Working with Data 101 Series â in process, launching in Winter 2022