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Knowledge Translation
Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate

Are you a knowledge translation (KT) practitioner, knowledge broker, KT specialist?
Have you had some experience and training in the field but would like to further develop your skills?
Would you benefit from networking with other people in your profession?
Would you like to build a better organizational culture for KT work in your organization?

Course Overview

The Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC™) is a five-day professional development course held in Toronto and it is the only course of its kind in North America.

The curriculum, presented as a composite of didactic and interactive teaching, exemplars and exercises, focuses on the core competencies of KT work in Canada, as identified by a survey of KT practitioners (Barwick et al., 2010).

This one-of-a-kind opportunity for professional development and networking is fully accredited by the University of Toronto's Continuing Professional Development Office.


The KTPC™ course is aimed at developing the competencies of KT practitioners working across all disciplines such as health, education, prevention/promotion, agriculture and others.

However you identify yourself professionally, this course is for you if you serve an intermediary role between science and practice.
We invite active participation of your employer to help build organizational culture for KT. 

Course Development

The KTPC™ course was developed by the Learning Institute Knowledge Translation team – Dr. Melanie Barwick, Sarah Bovaird and Kelly McMillen and our KTPC Advisory Committee.

KTPC™ acknowledges support from the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the work and determination of the Knowledge Translation team at SickKids.


We have invited the participation of several respected leaders in Knowledge Translation, Evaluation, Policy, Networking, Social Media and Commercialization/IP to assist in course delivery.

Key Contact

Srdjana Filipovic
Program Manager, Knowledge Translation
Education Resource Group
Learning Institute
Phone:   (416) 813-7654 ext. 228189
Email:   srdjana.filipovic@sickkids.ca 

Samantha Metler
Project Coordinator
Education Resource Group
Learning Institute
Phone:  (416) 813-7654 ext. 203129
Email:  samantha.metler@sickkids.ca

© Barwick, M., Bovaird, S., McMillen, K.  (2010).
Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate.
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Ontario.