Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT)

Apply now to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming 2019 PKT courses.

Are you interested in learning how to implement practices using comprehensive methods and the best available evidence?


Potential participants must submit an application form to be accepted in the course. Payments will be required only when participants are accepted into the course.

If you would like to discuss whether this workshop aligns with your learning goals and needs, please contact Melissa Courvoisier (


The Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT) course, is a professional development course on how to apply KT science to real-world implementation projects to enhance and sustain project outcomes. The course focuses on empowering individuals and organizations in the health system with the knowledge, skills, and support to effectively do KT by learning how to:

  • Develop an Evidence-informed, Theory-driven Program (ETP)
  • Map barriers & facilitators to change using theories and frameworks
  • Systematically select and operationalize implementation strategies
  • Plan for implementation, evaluation and sustainability
This course will be offered in both the spring and fall of 2019.


Spring Schedule:
March 25 Access to online course resources
April 8-12 5 day in-person workshop in Toronto, Canada**
April 26* 1 hour online group coaching session #1
May 9* 1 hour online group coaching session #2
May 23* 1 hour online group coaching session #3


Fall Schedule:
September 23 Access to online course resources
October 7-11 5 day in-person workshop in Toronto, Canada**
October 25* 1 hour online group coaching session #1
November 14* 1 hour online group coaching session #2
November 28* 1 hour online group coaching session #3


*Participants are required to attend at least 1 of 3 coaching sessions.

**The in-person workshop will be held at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michaels, Toronto.

  • We encourage professionals in any health related discipline (e.g., healthcare, public health, mental health)   who are responsible for implementing change to apply.
  • PKT is particularly beneficial when participants have an implementation project they are working on directly or indirectly
  • Implementation projects can be broadly defined or at any stage of development. Examples of previous projects applied during PKT include: preventing urinary tract infections in long-term care homes, improving how researchers engage patients in patient-oriented research, increasing hospital mobilization rates, implementing a data-tracking and monitoring system to reduce perinatal mortality in Ethiopia, increasing primary care guideline adherence, and changing organizational email practices.

To apply online, or by downloading and emailing us a hard copy application form found here.

$2,850.00 CAD per person.

• The cost includes introductory webinar, 5 day in-person workshop, in-person coaching support at the workshop, takehome resources, access to online resources for 2 months, and post-workshop coaching.

• Coffee/tea, snacks, and lunch will be provided during the workshop.

• The cost does not include travel to or accommodation in Toronto.

Upon acceptance into the PKT course you will be emailed information about how to register and pay for the course.


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