KNAER 2016 Wrap-Up


2016 was an incredibly busy year for the KNAER team. We grew from four members to seven and the team is now comprised of two co-directors, two knowledge mobilization managers, two social media and communications coordinators, and a knowledge mobilization intern.

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The KNAER Phase II model was established and our final report from Phase I was published on our website.  Click here for the KNAER Final Report

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Figure 2. (KNAER Final Report, October 2014, p. 85)


The Ministry of Education, with support from KNAER, put out calls for proposals for two thematic Knowledge Networks: Well-being in Education and Mathematics Education. Both network hosts were chosen by the end of November and the KNAER team is looking forward to working with our amazing partners.

Hosting the Math Knowledge Network is the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, with partners in the form of school districts, universities, and professional and community organizations. For more information, please visit the Math Knowledge Network website.

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Hosting the Well-being Knowledge Network is the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and the Offord Centre, in conjunction with four partners: Social Mental Health ASSIST, PREVnet, The Social Planning Network of Ontario, and the Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition. For more information, please visit the well-being information page on the KNAER website. 

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In addition to expanding the KNAER Twitter account (@KNAER_RECRAE), we have also created the KNAER Facebook page in order to have greater impact and reach within the knowledge mobilization and education communities.

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Go to KNAER's Facebook Page


The KNAER team is looking forward to the rest of 2017 as the newly announced host networks get underway, we prepare to launch two more thematic networks, and make appearances at various conferences and events, such as the Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth in London, ON from February 15-17. Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter (@KNAER_RECRAE), via our website (, and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date with KNAER news and events.

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Sincerely, the KNAER team