Our Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is defined by Research Impact Canada as a group of people who share common interests or goals, who come together to learn, share information and reach their individual and collective objectives. This results in the sharing of best practices and collaborating in the creation of new knowledge, while building a community around a shared professional domain.

The aim of our Community of Practice is to support and advance learners knowledge in the area of community-engaged research for child health equity by providing expertise, workshops, and resources to our researchers, staff, trainees, and community partners. Through these avenues, we foster the exchange of ideas, discussion of research, and implementation relating to community engagement. 

The Leong Centre’s Community of Practice fosters engagement and learning between community, the public sector, and researchers, through 4 core activities:

  • Community Engagement Series. One-hour engagement sessions bringing together trainees, staff, academics and community partners to connect about innovative community-engaged research projects and methods.
  • Trainee Hub. Provides mentorship in the planning and implementation of community-engaged research by offering monthly in-person meetings to graduate students, post-  doctoral research fellows, and clinical trainees. 
  • Consultation Service. Supports planning and development of their community   engagement and knowledge mobilization needs. The complimentary support includes   review of methodology, support for grant planning, end-of grant KM planning, grant review of these sections.
  • Engagement Resource Repository. Online library of articles, toolkits and videos, regularly updated with new resources related to community engagement.

Our Community of Practice is led by Dr. Priscilla Medeiros, Knowledge Mobilization and Community Engagement Specialist. For more information, please contact us at