Knowledge mobilization (KMb) is about creating and sharing research in meaningful ways for practitioners, policymakers, and communities. CYRRC’s KMb strategy is centered on academic-community partnerships, where multiple disciplinary perspectives are included and non-academic sectors are engaged to co-create and mobilize knowledge. Our KMb goal is to maximize the impacts of our research by communicating it as widely as possible, and to inform changes in refugee settlement policy and practice across Canada and beyond.
Knowledge Mobilization (KMb)
In 2020, we shared our research using a range of media targeted at different audiences.
The Refuge: What we’ve learned about young refugees in Canada - A CYRRC Podcast
Just launched! CYRRC has teamed up with storyteller and podcast producer Israel Ekanem to share our research in a brand new way. This series features interviews with a number of CYRRC researchers and uses plain language to share what we’ve learned with community partners and the public. Available on Apple, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Deezer, Ganna.
LINCways Board Game
Researchers from NorQuest College looked at how the career goals of newcomers changed as they progressed through LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes. Then the team worked with artist Shea Manweiler to create a board game to show the career paths new immigrants take in Canada, the factors driving their choices, and the unique supports and barriers they encounter along the way.
GUIDE DE PROGRAMME StimuLER
Un programme communautaire de soutien au développement langagier des enfants réfugiés ou nouveau arrivants.
French-language intervention manual developed by Andrea MacLeod and colleagues (2020) for their bilingual language development program.
From 2016 to 2020, CYRRC researchers regularly met with German colleagues as part of the Integration CAN-Germany exchange initiative.
In 2020, Canadian and German researchers collaborated to produce the volume Refugees in Canada and Germany: From Research to Policy and Practice (2020), which offers an in-depth look at the creative solutions and collaborative efforts that Canada and Germany have undertaken to support the sudden arrival of newcomers within their nation’s borders.
Integrated knowledge mobilization: Promising practices from two Canadian projects
Another product of the Integration CAN-Germany exchange initiative, this publication is a case study of CYRRC’s and Wisdom 2 Action’s integrated KMb approach, in which knowledge users are engaged as equal partners in all stages of the research process.