Closing the know-do gap
The SPARK program
It can take 17 years to turn research findings into best practice, a process known as knowledge translation (KT).
SPARK training helps providers use evidence much more quickly to improve mental health and substance use outcomes.
Is SPARK for you?
If you’re a mental health or addictions service provider or volunteer with knowledge you’d like to put into action, we invite you to apply for our next SPARK workshop.
We welcome applications from organizations or individuals across Canada, including Indigenous organizations, people with lived experience, family caregivers, professional service providers, researchers, and policy makers.
SPARK workshops are designed for people at a beginner or intermediate level in KT knowledge or experience.
How SPARK works
If your application is approved, you’ll attend a two-and-a-half-day workshop to develop the idea you want to implement, with help from an experienced mentor. When your training is complete, you’ll be armed with a fully fledged KT plan.
To help ensure your success, you’ll continue working with your mentor for another 12 months.
SPARK applications close TBA
Upcoming SPARK sessions
- Application deadline: June TBA
- Selection of participants: July TBA
- Ottawa Workshop: August TBA
- Regular fee: $1,165 (includes workshop and one-year mentorship)
- Canadian organizations or students with limited resources: $395 (space is limited)