Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00pm – 4:30pm
No registration fee, but pre-registration is required.

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Moving from Research to Policy
Moving from Research to Policy


Canada is currently facing complex social, economic, cultural, and political challenges, especially in relation to our aging population. Complex challenges are typically considered to be ones that do not lend themselves to a “right” solution for everyone. They often involve many unknowns and interrelated factors that make it difficult to distinguish root causes from symptoms, and usually require value judgments to be made by society as a whole in order to come to a solution.  Addressing these complex challenges will require Canadians to bring forward new and innovative ideas that can be implemented by governments, industry, academia and community.

The Canadian research community is filled with bright, creative, and adaptive people who have much to offer in co-developing policy solutions.  Our current challenge is to form important policy-research partnerships to will drive great ideas from theory to practice.

This workshop will focus on enhancing our skills in collaboration and knowledge translation.  Participants will be presented with communication strategies that can be utilized across the project life-cycle and provided with tips and tricks for communicating results in a way that increases stakeholder buy-in and likelihood for action.


The workshop is designed to help researchers tell their story to policy makers, and the public.

Participants will:

  • Be provided with knowledge translation tips and strategies
  • Hear from a panel of presenters on how to communicate research so the message is heard by target audiences
  • Test concepts discussed through break-out sessions
  • Dialogue with presenters on key components of how to enhance policy-research partnerships

Who Should Attend?

  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Policy makers and planners
  • Evaluators


Presenters involve a range of experts in knowledge translation, senior government officials, and public communicators.    The workshop is led by a team from the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA, and the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Knowledge Transfer Unit with the Government of New Brunswick /PHAC Healthy Seniors Pilot Project.