June 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Sport and physical activity programs must be evaluated over time to determine their real impact. The best way to do this is through collaboration between the community and researchers.

To kick off this webinar, Véronique Pagé and Shane Sweet will share their experience and identify the elements that have facilitated the creation and continuation of a strong community-research partnership. They will explain how they managed to bridge the gap between research and the community, which are two very different realities. They will demonstrate what they consider to be the essential qualities that need to be put forward to support collaboration. As an example, they will share the steps taken to conceptualize and carry out a research project and to develop resources that will have a concrete impact for Viomax.

In the second half of the webinar, Sophie Brassard and Patricia Demers will describe various research projects that have been used to evaluate resources and programs at the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, as well as tips and tricks for developing a beneficial partnership between researchers and practitioners in sport.

*This webinar will be presented in French, with simultaneous translation into English.