Knowledge Translation CanadaAnnual Scientific Meeting 2022

May 4th – 6th, 2022



The Steering Committee would like to welcome you to the twelfth KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Most of the planning for this event was conducted on land now known as Toronto, Ontario. Tkaronto (Toronto). Tkaronto is the traditional territory of many groups, including the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Chippewa/ Ojibwe of the Anishnaabe Nations; the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Tkaronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and The Dish with One Spoon treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that connected them to share the territory and protect the land. All Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and newcomers, have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

We would like to honour the Elders and Knowledge Keepers, both past and present, and are committed to continuing to learn and respect the history and culture of the communities that have come before and presently reside here.

We acknowledge the harms of the past and present, and we dedicate ourselves to work with and listen to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in the spirit of reconciliation and partnership.

We recognize and are grateful to have this opportunity to work on this land, and commit to caring for this land and continuously and actively working towards reconciliation. We recognize that Indigenous practices of health and well-being have been in place in this territory for over 10,000 years and are maintained to this day. 

We encourage all of the event participants to consider and reflect on their place on the land where they are situated. 

The main theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Developing and evaluating tailored dissemination strategies for different audiences: What have we learned from dissemination science during COVID-19?’.  Our plenary speakers – Dr. Vincent Larivière, Doriane Etienne, and Dr. Holly Witteman – have had “hands on” experience with this important topic.  Interspersed throughout the days are a presentation from CIHR, oral presentations, posters, and panel discussions on various topics that are linked to knowledge translation research in a complex health system, including: 

  1. Optimising knowledge distillation;
  2. Understanding the determinants of knowledge use;
  3. Selecting, tailoring and evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of KT interventions; and,
  4. Sustaining KT.

The poster sharing sessions and the poster section of the online event space present an opportunity for all meeting participants to see some of the exciting KT research being conducted nationally. Please take advantage of the networking information included online to find peers with similar research interests.

We are very excited about the opportunity to host this annual scientific meeting in KT and about the program! As with many other academic events, we have shifted to a virtual meeting and we look forward to your feedback on how to optimise interaction and engagement throughout the meeting. We think that you will find it exciting and we look forward to hearing your suggestions for future meetings and developing next year’s program with the same enthusiasm. We thank all of you for your interest in this meeting and for sharing your expertise and experience.




KT Canada Steering Committee 

Melissa Brouwers, Christine Cassidy, Janet Curran, Sophie Desroches, Maoliosa Donald, Ian Graham, David Johnson, Cheryl Koehn, France Légaré, Krystina Lewis, Linda Li, Kathryn Sibley, Janet Squires, Dawn Stacey and Sharon Straus



The Steering Committee would like to thank: 

  • Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers Diane Longboat and Cynthia White 
  • Application reviewers: Melissa Brouwers, Heather Colquhoun, Janet Curran, Sophie Desroches, Joyce Dogba, Ian Graham, Brian Haynes, Janet Squires, Dawn Stacey, Janet Yamada
  • Session moderators and chairs: Melissa Brouwers, Christine Cassidy, Maoliosa Donald, Krystina Lewis, Linda Li, Ruth Ndjaboue, Janet Squires, Dawn Stacey, Sharon Straus
  • KT consults: Christine Cassidy, Maoliosa Donald, France Légaré, Linda Li, Dawn Stacey
  • Event organizer: Meghan Storey 
  • Event staff: Patricia Allworth, Krystle Amog, Lily He, Jasmine Mudhur, Meghan Storey, Gabrielle Trach
  • Web developer: Andrea Jimenez