Creating evidence to inform new ways of thinking and working.
Develop knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct effective community-engaged research and evaluation
While many issues can be understood by mobilizing existing knowledge, research and evaluation are required to address gaps in knowledge.
At K2A, our approach to building capacity for community based research and evaluation is rooted in collaboration. Together with clients and key stakeholders, we ensure that evidence that is generated will be used to inform changes. We do this through building knowledge, skills, and abilities for on-going, open dialogue and joint decision-making.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Cathie Scott has generated and applied evidence to improve collaborative and interprofessional practice. Her research and leadership spans many related topics including: improving access to services for vulnerable populations; service and system integration; community-based primary healthcare innovation; and, partnerships and collaboration.
At K2A we have expertise in mixed methods, participatory research, and evaluation. We custom design our capacity building and facilitation approaches by clearly co-defining the purpose, building on what is already known, and jointly crafting strategies that will work for you and your team.
We can support you to: engage in meaningful and effective community-research partnerships; build capacity for community-engaged research and evaluation; plan for implementation of large-scale, interdisciplinary, and/or community-engaged projects; and, create and implement effective knowledge mobilization strategies.
Cathie gave us both practical tips and a sound theoretical and methodological basis for what we were doing. But mostly her warm and encouraging presence made it safe to take risks and celebrate every small step towards our goal.
Whether gathering evidence through research or evaluation, under Cathie’s leadership we consistently focused on moving knowledge into action.