About KTECOP

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The Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP) is a network of KTE practitioners and researchers who share KTE practices and experience, build peer relationships for information exchange and support, build KTE capacity, advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness, and share KTE events, job opportunities and other related KTE activities.

Background

In January 2005, at the Ontario Regional Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Workshop, the idea of creating a “Community of Practice for KTE” was proposed. The Community of Practice (CoP) began meeting in 2006.

Purpose

To create a network of interested KTE practitioners and researchers that incorporates the principles of community of practice theory.

Principles

  • Close the loop between theory and practice of KTE
  • Apply evidence from research on KTE to improve practice
  • Develop an environment of trust and sharing

Objectives

  • Share KTE practices and experience
  • Build peer relationships for information exchange and support
  • Build KTE capacity, including understanding of best practices and new evidence, for practitioners and researchers
  • Advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness
  • Share KTE events, job opportunities and other related KTE activities

Coordination

The CoP will be coordinated by a committee of 7 to 10 people who are researchers and/or practitioners of KTE. The committee will elect a chairperson who will organize meetings and serve as the initial contact for the group. The coordinating committee is responsible for managing a small budget for the organization and ensuring that its activities remain within that budget.

Members

Members of the CoP are those individuals who are researchers and/or practitioners of KTE residing who self-identify that they have an interest in the activities of the network. It is a voluntary organization without any fees. Members may be asked to assist in organizing and hosting the activities of the CoP. View a list of Members (login required).

Chapters

KTECOP has chapters in Toronto, Ottawa and British Columbia. Each chapter organizes its own meetings, workshops and networking events. To get involved, contact your local chapter.

Interested in starting a local chapter in your area? Already belong to a KTE community of practice and want to become a KTECOP chapter? Contact the national Coordinating Committee.