The Toronto Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP) is the founding chapter of the Canadian KTECOP.
To create a network of practitioners and researchers in Toronto and Southern Ontario who share an interest and/or practice in KTE.
Principles for the Toronto KTECOP
- Endeavor to close the loop between theory and practice of KTE
- Learn about and apply evidence from research on KTE to improve practice
- Develop an environment of trust and sharing through inclusiveness and engagement of the membership
- Evaluate the activities of the KTECOP to ensure it is sustainable and meeting member needs
- Meet regularly to share KTE research, practices and experience
- Build peer relationships for information exchange and support
- Build KTE capacity for practitioners and researchers, through understanding best practices and new evidence
- Advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness
- Promote KTE events, job opportunities and other related KTE activities
- Engage the membership in planning and evaluating KTECOP activities
- Engage other chapters of the Canadian KTECOP through the National Coordinating Committee
The Toronto KTECOP is coordinated by a committee of 7 to 10 people who are KTE researchers, practitioners, and/or students. The committee will elect a chairperson who will serve as the initial contact for the group. The coordinating committee is responsible for organizing meetings, managing the chapter’s budget and ensuring that its activities remain within the plan and budget. The coordinating committee also spearheads grant applications for funding and evaluation of the chapter’s activities.
Members of the Toronto KTECOP are KTE researchers, practitioners, and/or students residing in Toronto and the surrounding area who have an interest in the activities of the network. It is a voluntary organization without any fees. Members may be invited to assist in organizing and hosting the activities of the KTECOP, and to participate in the coordinating committee’s activities.
Updated February 25, 2015