As a follow up to the 2015 Knowledge Translation meeting in Toronto, The Movember Foundation brought together project teams from Canada, United States, and Australia to Vancouver, BC for a meeting on November 2 to discuss the creation of a framework for Knowledge Translation for future work. The project teams that were brought together specifically work within Indigenous communities, and all had an opportunity to share our context and experience. Other groups represented at the meeting were from Kettle & Stony Point Health Services, Dude's Club, Institute of Urban Indigenous Health, Prevention Institute, and University of British Columbia.
All groups had an opportunity to share their success and challenges with their Movember-funded programs. We all agreed that there need to be better ways for us to leverage the Movember Foundation brand and develop synergistic relationships between projects in order to optimize impact and allow for better scalability. A key next step was to pursue a knowledge-sharing meeting/conference focused on land-based wellness and Indigenous ways of knowing and teaching, with Dr. Michael Jong from the Labrador & Grenfell Health Authority proposing a conference to take place in the fall of 2017 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. The program for this is being developed, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.