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Knowledge Translation
Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation

What is Knowledge Translation? 

Knowledge translation (KT), knowledge exchange, diffusion and mobilization are all terms that have been used to describe the complex set of activities involved in advancing knowledge generated from research into effective changes in health policy or practice.

About the Program

The KT Program at SickKids supports knowledge transfer, exchange, dissemination and implementation activities across SickKids and in the surrounding knowledge communities through KT training, consultation, and tool and resource development.

Our Role in Learning

The KT Program partners with other Learning Institute programs, the Research Institute, Communications & Public Affairs, health care providers, SickKids International, external collaborators and many others to improve child health based on research and experiential evidence.

Formal KT training and other educational opportunities help staff share research findings, learn from one another, foster communication and improve collaboration skills.  The program hosts two training workshops for internal and external participants, the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training™ (SKTT) workshop and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ (KTPC).  The Program also provides KT tools and resources.

Training Opportunities

Scientist Knowledge Translation Training™ (SKTT)

Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ (KTPC) 


Knowledge Translation Planning Template©
The KT Game©
Knowledge Translation Stories
Plain Language Checklist

Featured KT News

The KT Program at SickKids has partnered with Knowledge Translation Australia™ to offer a tailored SKTT™ curriculum relevant to the Australian context. In Fall 2016, the three inaugural SKTT™ Australia workshops were held in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.


Contact Us

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

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

©Barwick M., Butterill D., Lockett D.M., Buckley L. & Goering P. (2005).
Scientist knowledge translation training manual.
The Hospital for Sick Children/Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario.