About the BC KT CoP

The BC KT CoP provides a forum for members to develop, share, and enrich KT activities undertaken in BC.

Background

The BC Knowledge Translation Community of Practice (BC KT CoP) was formed in BC in 2011 by a small group of individuals who were interested in Knowledge Translation (KT). The CoP has evolved over time as new members have joined, the field of KT and CoPs have matured, and technology has become ever-more accessible.

The CoP is volunteer-member driven and operates with no funding, instead relying on in-kind contributions from members and their organizations. The BC KT CoP is a chapter of the national Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP).

Governance

The CoP is governed by a volunteer-run CoP Leadership Committee (CLC). Our Strategic Plan, Charter and Communications Plan are available for download, as is our Evaluation Plan.

Mission

The BC KT CoP:

  • Provides a forum for members to develop, share, and enrich KT activities undertaken in BC;
  • Facilitates opportunities for collaborations between members thereby building capacity in BC-based KT expertise;
  • Fosters relationships across the membership to augment KT connections.

Membership

Membership is free, and is comprised of individuals interested in the practice and study of KT. While the membership is primarily in BC and is predominantly health-related, anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in order to share learnings and resources related to KT across diverse sectors and disciplines.

Our Partners

A number of Chapter members have volunteered their time and their organizations have provided services in-kind for the development and implementation of the Chapter’s website and operations. We express our sincere appreciation to these individuals and organizations who donate time and services in-kind for the benefit of all CoP members. We’d like to express special thanks to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for funding the development of the website, the Rick Hansen Institute  for donation of space and use of their Cisco WebEx account for Chapter meetings, and InspireNet  for funding webhosting.