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Wisdom2Action

Wisdom2Action (W2A) is a national knowledge mobilization (KMb) initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Network of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (NCE-KM). We support researchers, community based organizations, educators, policy makers, and others working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable and at-risk children and youth.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to build a strong, effective, and collaborative youth serving sector that can better respond to the needs of Canada’s most vulnerable young people.

To accomplish our mission, we:

  • Host participatory knowledge sharing events on issues of national importance that are impacting the lives of vulnerable children and youth.
  • Package and mobilize the best and promising practices for improving the lives of vulnerable and at-risk young people
  • Encourage, support, and facilitate collaborations between Wisdom2Action members, including academic partnerships
  • Provide tools to our members that help them measure the effectiveness and impact of their work and improve their programming
  • Support our members to do their own KMb projects and create an ongoing culture of KMb in the youth serving sector

You can learn more about how we’re working towards our Mission in our Logic Model and latest Evaluation Report:

Download our Logic Model Download our Evaluation Report

Hubs and Affiliates

Wisdom2Action has partnered with three knowledge mobilization organizations working in the child and youth sector in Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut. The Hubs bring tremendous regional capacity and expertise to help local organizations share and adopt evidence-informed practices. They contribute to our KMb and Evaluation Toolkit and host a KMb Facilitator, funded by W2A, that carriers out the following activities:

  • Wisdom2Action event planning
  • KMb and evaluation coaching
  • Toolkit development
  • Measuring the impact of W2A through data collection

Hubs

 

Affiliates

W2A has also partnered less formally with four “Affiliates” – Universities and community partners in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, and the United Kingdom.

They are:

  • Dr. Carolyn Tait at The University of Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan)
  • Dr. Angie Hart at The University of Brighton (United Kingdom)

 

  • Mr. Steve Dooley at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia)
  • Mindyoumind (London, Ontario)
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