Knowledge Translation Working Group

The Knowledge Translation Working Group (KT WG) of the CTFPHC oversees development of practice and patient tools for each guideline. The KT WG is chaired by a member of the CTFPHC or a qualified individual designated by the chair. It is composed of CTFPHC members, representatives from the Prevention Guidelines Division, knowledge brokers from the University of Alberta, and members from the Knowledge Translation Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.

KT WG Key Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to determine the best way to disseminate and implement the guidelines and accompanying tools within budgetary and feasibility constraints;
  • Develop tailored messages and tools for clinicians and patients aligned with guideline recommendations, using current “best practice” methods;
  • Use an iterative process of heuristics and usability testing to refine the tools for the relevant audience;
  • Review and incorporate emerging best practices for knowledge translation over time;
  • Engage in guideline implementation and evaluation projects as opportunities arise to further the uptake of the guidelines into primary care practice;

Members of the KT WG also participate in the Topic Prioritization and Methods Working Groups to provide input on knowledge translation issues. This input ensures that knowledge translation is considered in all aspects of guideline development.

Members of the KT WG


  • Dr. Mar­cello Tonelli
  • Dr. Neil Bell
  • Dr. Paula Brauer
  • Dr. Ainsley Moore
  • Dr. Roland Grad

Uni­ver­sity of Al­berta

  • Ms. Brandee Borne

Prevention Guidelines Division

  • Dr. Karen Grim­srud
  • Dr. Sarah Con­nor Gor­ber
  • Ms. Chantal Plante
  • Ms. Alejandra Jaramillo Garcia

St. Michael’s Hospital

  • Dr. Sharon Straus
  • Dr. Julia Moore
  • Dr. Nadia Bashir
  • Mr. David Flaherty
  • Ms. Kaylyn Kretschmer
  • Ms. Caitlyn Timmings