Knowledge Mobilization, Implementation Science and Evaluation

Knowledge Mobilization, Implementation Science and Evaluation

What We Do

It is not enough to simply do research and present the findings to scientific colleagues —you must also find a way to translate what you have learned to both those who can implement it and the end user. Ensuring successful, large-scale uptake within health care programs requires the skills of knowledge translation experts. This is why knowledge translation and evaluation are so important to the work of Diabetes Action Canada. Our dedicated research team understands the science of knowledge translation and works with our research programs to help navigate their projects from concept to uptake. Over the last four years, they have consulted with multiple Diabetes Action Canada teams, including the Aging Community and Population group to support the success of their projects. They have also taken on a significant role in educating research teams and Patient Partners about the need for knowledge translation, including conducting an environmental scan of useful resources to prevent diabetes complications that can be used by both health care providers and those living with diabetes.

Get Involved

You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.

Our Team

Monika Kastner


Valeria Rac


Jim Bowen

BScPhm, MSc

Indigenous Peoples Health

Indigenous Peoples Health

Building programs and capacity in the respectful engagement of Indigenous people in patient-oriented research.
Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

Engaging people with diabetes as active partners in health research to maximize the benefits of research for all communities.

Diabetes Action Canada | SPOR Network
200 Elizabeth Street
Eaton Building, Room 12E242
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 Canada

416-340-4800 ex. 2522