Promoting inclusive KT: Physical activity practices for children and youth with diverse abilities

February 25, 2022


Dr. Lise Olsen, Associate Professor, UBCO
Dr. Stephanie Glegg, OT and Implementation Scientist, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

This presentation will address the importance of physical activity participation for children with diverse abilities and the value of equitable access to inclusive programs for children and families. Factors linked to children’s access to inclusive opportunities will be discussed, (e.g. geographic location or program closures to COVID-19 pandemic) and how participation can be better supported through KT initiatives. We will provide an overview of the KidsAction intervention, the implementation science framework underpinning the study and our use of an Indigenous inclusive approach throughout. We will discuss our collaborative research approaches with varied community sites in BC and adaptations to implementation made along the way. Key lessons learned to date and how we aim to foster project sustainability to provide for continuing access to inclusive programs for children and families will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of KT to build physical literacy and to support participation for children with diverse abilities.
  • Describe the intersecting factors that affect physical activity opportunities for children with diverse abilities and their families.
  • Appreciate the importance and value of building relationships in Indigenous-partnered community-based initiatives.
  • Explain the importance of adaptations to the implementation process for facilitating successful outcomes.


Upcoming webinar

Marika Sandrelli - Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health & Substance Use Services at Fraser Health


June 03, 2022

Knowledge democracy in action: Opening space for diverse ways of knowing

Knowledge democracy is about intentionally linking values of justice, fairness, and action to the process of creating, sharing, and using knowledge to honour the interrelationship of phenomena. Knowledge democracy in action:

  • acknowledges the importance of the existence of multiple epistemologies, or ways of knowing beyond more colonial and privileged knowledge systems
  • affirms that knowledge is both created and represented in multiple forms, including text, image, numbers, story, music, drama, activity, poetry, ceremony, and meditation
  • acts to decolonize knowledge and deepen democracy towards a just and healthier world
  • ensures open access for the sharing of knowledge, so that everyone who needs knowledge will have access to it.

This webinar will invite participants to examine their role in democratizing and decolonizing knowledge towards justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion — and ultimately better wellness outcomes for all citizens.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define knowledge democracy and decolonization and recall specific examples to describe its use and application.
  • Summarize key moments in history that have influenced knowledge systems and discuss current factors influencing knowledge democratization.
  • Examine how knowledge democracy and decolonization leads to better health outcomes for all citizens.
  • Explore ways in which knowledge exchange can participate in knowledge democracy in action with the introduction of specific tools and methods.


Friday, June 3 at Noon to 12:45 p.m. (PT)

Register now for the webinar 

NEW for 2022: KT Connects invites trainees to stick around after each webinar for a chance to explore their goals in KT with our esteemed guest speaker. This post-webinar session is exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to increase their understanding of how to incorporate KT into their research or who may be considering a career in KT. It is also an opportunity to connect with other trainees interested in KT.


Friday, June 3 at 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Register here for the post-webinar trainee session