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Issue: March 2013 Issue

March 5, 2013

In This Issue

January 2014 TREKK meeting at PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

Our annual TREKK meeting took place in Banff at the end of January during the PERC annual scientific meeting. Thank you to everyone who came along and participated in the discussions. This feedback is being used by the executive and steering committees as they plan for the upcoming phases.

All the presentation slides and some videos are now on for those who couldn't attend. Please note that you will need to be logged into to access all presentation slides and videos. For more information or comments, please contact Lisa Knisley, Knowledge Broker, at (204) 789 3323 or


link >> PERC website

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Annual Meeting

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Annual Meeting was held February 11-12, 2013 at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Terry Klassen (TREKK Director), Dallas Smith (Board Chair) and Lisa Knisley (Knowledge Broker) attended the meeting and found the sessions informative and engaging. It was a great opportunity to meet other NCE networks and share ideas and progress.

For more information, contact Lisa at

TREKK is supported by Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Knowledge Mobilization Initiative.

link >> NCE website

Featured TREKK Members

Christa Kruck B. Sc. Honours in Genetics (Co-op)

Christa Kruck started as the TREKK Research Coordinator on March 1st. Many of you will know Christa in her previous role as the executive assistant to TREKK Director Terry Klassen. She will be working with Lisa Knisley, Knowledge Broker, at the TREKK office in Manitoba to offer central project support.

Christa can be contacted for all TREKK enquiries at or tel: (204) 975 7744

We wish TREKK's previous coordinator, Sherri Lynn Wingfield, all the best in her new role as a research assistant within the Manitoba Institute of Child Health's Clinical Research Unit.

Featured Team

Needs Assessment

Thank you to all the data collectors and TREKK sites for your continued support and hard work. Four new sites have started collecting data over the last month. Queensway Carlton (Ottawa) and Carbonear (Newfoundland) started in February and two Kingston sites (Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital) started this week. This brings us to 26 sites collecting health professional surveys.

Over 1000 health care professional surveys and 300 health consumer surveys have been collected. Planning is underway on the qualitative phase of the needs assessment, which will occur in Summer/Fall 2013 in a small sample of diverse TREKK sites. We will be in touch with Coordinators in the selected sites in the next few weeks to discuss next steps.

For any needs assessment questions, please call Lauren Albrecht, Needs Assessment Coordinator, at (780) 492 9682 or email her at, Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time).

Visit the Needs Assessment web page for more information about this important first phase of TREKK.

Upcoming meetings

March 6 - Board of Directors

March 11 - Executive Committee

March 19 - Steering Committee

April 3 - Steering Committee

April 5 - Prioritization Committee

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