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

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, Professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science, University of British Columbia


June 23, 2023

Co-creating a knowledge translation intervention with families in long-term care homes: insights and challenges

In recent years, co-creation (or co-production) with people with lived experience and care partners has become a prominent aspect of the research landscape and a growing expectation of research funders. There is a lot of variation in the degree to which research teams collaborate with people with lived experience and care partners.

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch will share experiences from a co-creation project conducted in long-term care homes. As part of a knowledge-to-action project, family caregivers were integral team members who helped to develop and deliver a workshop series for family members of residents. Jennifer will talk about the successes and lessons learnt in this experience. She will also share strategies for successful co-creation based on this project.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Describe key characteristics of co-creation/co-production in a research study.
  • Reflect upon aspects of co-creation that can contribute to discomfort, why these exist, and how to address them within research teams.
  • Identify helpful strategies to fully integrate people with lived experience and care partners into the research process from start to finish.


Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN is a professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science at the University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing. Jennifer’s research and scholarship focuses on enhancing person- and family-centered care for older adults and people with lifelong disabilities. Her current research focuses on the impact of the pandemic on people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as children with medical complexity and their families. Jennifer is on the editorial boards of the Gerontologist and the Journal of Family Nursing, and is the associate editor of the International Journal of Older People Nursing. More information on Jennifer’s program of research is available at