Results of the June 2017 Knowledge to Action Grants competition

We are pleased to announce the results of the most recent Knowledge to Action Grants competition to encourage ideas that will close the gap between what is known from research and what is done with that knowledge. Below is a listing of newly awarded Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Knowledge to Action Grants.

4 Canadian Cancer Society Knowledge to Action Grants have been approved – 27% of all full proposals received. 24 abstract registrations were submitted to the competition, and following a relevance review 16 of these were invited to submit full applications, and 15 were received. All grants have been awarded to a maximum budget of $100,000 with a maximum 2 year term. The 4 grants total almost $400,000 in funding over the terms of these grants.

Funds committed to this competition have been made possible by the significant efforts of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and donors across the country and by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Summaries of awarded grants

Please note: 
  • Amounts listed below represent the total dollars awarded by grant year and may include funds for salaries, supplies, and/or equipment. 
  • The start date for these grants is November 1, 2017. 
  • Only the Principal Investigator is named in this listing. Co-Principal Investigators, Co-Applicants and/or Additional Authors may also be associated with these grants. 
Note Carefully: 

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the listing below, this list does not constitute an "official" notification. 

Successful applicants will be informed, in writing, with an official Notification of Award giving the details pertaining to their grant.

Baxter, Nancy
St. Michael's Hospital
Improving rectal cancer survivorship by reducing the incidence of parastomal hernias
2017/2018 :  $48,159
2018/2019 :  $51,818
Dobbins, Maureen
McMaster University
Evaluating the impact of cancer screening patient decision aids accessed through the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
2017/2018 :  $100,000

Lofters, Aisha
St. Michael's Hospital
Implementing lung cancer screening for those living with low income
2017/2018 :  $46,043
2018/2019 :  $53,872
Stajduhar, Kelli
University of Victoria
Realizing the benefits of a palliative approach for vulnerable and marginalized people living with cancer
2017/2018 :  $48,510
2018/2019 :  $51,277

Last modified on: December 2, 2019