After many years of success, is no longer in operation. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the organization over the past decade including our dedicated researchers, newspaper editors, readers and funders. However, now it is time to move onto new ways of looking at knowledge mobilization and policy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Sampert at

Podcasts creates original audio podcasts for publication in the mainstream media. You can also find them on our YouTube channel, our Apple iTunes podcast and on Google Play.

All podcasts are available under a Creative Commons attribution license

Aging out of foster care with no number to call — an interview with Dylan Cohen

Dylan Cohen shares a personal story of life in and out of government care. He is an Indigenous former youth in care and campaigner for Fostering Change in British Columbia and a Contributor with  Dylan seeks to create opportunities for youth in/from care across the country through advocacy and public policy justice. Interview by […]

The Changing Media Landscape Media Symposium, Ottawa October 2017 (This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of moderates a panel of media experts, including: Jennifer Ditchburn – Policy Options Bob Cox – News Media Canada André Picard – Globe & Mail Hosted by in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. […]

How Works with the Media

(This video/podcast was extracted from a webinar). Dr. Shannon Sampert, Director of on helping academics get their work published in the mainstream media. This was webcast live from the symposium in Ottawa, October 2017, in partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. creates original media content on public policy topics for […]

Four strategies for turning local healthcare innovation into routine practice everywhere

What started as pilot project by two frustrated doctors is evolving into standard practice as more jurisdictions, including the Ontario government, get on board.  Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely share their story – and their lessons learned along the way. Dr. Clare Liddy is a Tier 2 Chair, Associate Professor and Clinical Investigator […]

Listening to our Elders

Older Canadians living with frailty tell us what they need to live better Within a decade, the number of frail, elderly Canadians will double.  What does getting old look like in Canada? We need to start listening to the people with lived experiences of frailty and aging in planning and providing care, say Dr. Kathy […]

Ending Homelessness in Canada

Dr. Jino Distasio of the University of Winnipeg discusses the systemic problems that contribute to homelessness in Canada — and the local and national efforts required to stop the revolving door of homelessness.   Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Michael Wolfson on tax reform

Once-In-A-Generation tax reform is not an effective path to fairness. It would be better to invest in ongoing, regular analysis of all major tax provisions. Michael Wolfson Canada Research Chair in population health modeling/populomics, University of Ottawa, joins Calgary Today to share more. Interview on Calgary Today with Angela Kokott,  770 CHQR Radio, Global News

Canada needs a national drug surveillance system

Interviews with Dr. Robyn Tamblyn and Dr. Jenna Wong Medications can be life-saving. But they are only as good as our knowledge about them. The time is right for a national drug surveillance system to kept better track of our experiences with medications. Jenna Wong recently received her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics […]

How to write an op-ed: Webinar

with Jennifer Ditchburn (Policy Options) and Shannon Sampert ( You’ve poured energy and passion into your research – now you want to make sure your findings and your expertise make an impact outside of your immediate network. But how do you get policy-makers, potential collaborators and the wider public to take notice? One recent estimate […]

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