Knowledge Mobilization

Stick figures communicating with one anotherThe goal of the CDPA was to create and mobilize new knowledge about disability policy in Canada.   Below are a number of vehicles we have used to share information about our work and the results of our research. For a summary of all of the knowledge mobilized between 2009 and 2014 see an abstract of the final report to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council by clicking here.

  • Newsletters: Our primary knowledge mobilization strategy has been a remarkably successful newsletter that currently reaches about 500 disability scholars, advocates and decision-makers around the world.
  • Presentations: CDPA researchers have presented to governments, to disability partners and to academic conferences.
  • Publications: A number of peer-reviewed publications in scholarly journals have arisen from the work of the CDPA.
  • Position papers & policy briefs:  This section includes discussion papers prepared for particular policy-related topics or audiences.
  • Policy Scans:  The CDPA has produced a number of cross-jurisdictional policy scans, using the Disability Policy Lens and scoping methodology.