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Project 2: Knowledge Mobilization (KM) & Evaluation

Project timeline: 2017 to 2022

Dr. Williams has partnered with Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association to create awareness, understanding, and broad uptake of the Standard in order to support a healthy and productive workforce in Canada. Success in KM will lead to increased knowledge of and uptake of the Standard and associated tools, as written, which will be facilitated by free download of the Standard and associated KM tools on the CSA Communities website. Further, KM efforts will target healthcare organizations that show a higher level of readiness for change, as well as engage Canada’s Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).   

Assessment of the KM plan will be carried out at different times during the process, to ensure the knowledge has been mobilized. Assessment will focus on two critical aspects: (1) Reach (number of appropriate organizations or key stakeholders who have been contacted); and (2) Effectiveness (success of the knowledge translation initiative in terms of knowledge acquired and intent to change). 

News and Media

The Mike Farwell Show (570 News) Learn More

September 17, 2020 (last twenty minutes).

New Development

This fall, a National Carer-Friendly Workplace Campaignwill be implemented to increase awareness among Canadian employers of the need for carer-friendly policies and programs as they recreate their workplace structures post COVID-19. Please expect more information from the CEO of the Canadian Homecare Association, the parent organization for Carers Canada (Nadine Henningsen).




Canadian Standards Association


Mental Health Commission of Canada


Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #2, Project #4

Dr. Jenny Ploeg


Professor, School of Nursing


Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #2

Peter Kitchen

Analyst, Department of Economics l Adjunct Professor, School Of Earth, Environment & Society

Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #2

Dr. Li Wang


Statistical Analyst, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences | McMaster University & Offord Centre for Child Studies l PG Emerging Scholar

Co-Investigators, Healthy, Productive Work Partnership Grant, Project #2

Nadine Henningsen

Executive Director at the Canadian Home Care Association