Population Change and Lifecourse


Goals, Expectations & Reports


Listed below are the five main goals of the PCLC.

  1. Support the development and refinement of evidence-based social policies.

  2. Make the results of our work better known by promoting broad public discussion of our research through symposia, workshops, and briefings to the media (Knowledge exchange)

  3. Promote broader knowledge of Canada and strengthen the basis for future comparative research by building partnerships with international researchers.

  4. Support the work of Canada’s network of Research Data Centres and work with them to increase data availability and research training.

  5. Build for the future by integrating young scholars and students into our cluster and supporting them in their efforts to learn new skills.

SSHRC Expectations for the Cluster

Based on the “Framing our Direction” statement, SSHRC’s overall goals are stated in terms of the following:

Three key ambitions are stated as:

Knowledge mobilization is the means of conveying the value of what we do, it includes

Criteria for Milestone Report

The “Milestone Report,” which was prepared in August 2008, highlights four criteria:

  1. Clustering, networking and partnering: Besides membership, partnerships and governance, this is to describe such elements as: how the integration of all Cluster participants will be ensured, particularly in the plans for synthesizing knowledge, networking, and knowledge mobilization.

  2. Training and development: This is to include specific networking and knowledge synthesizing and mobilization skills that can be acquired through participation in the Cluster.

  3. Knowledge synthesis: This is to include external funds being sought to pursue the Clusters synthesizing projects and an overview of the cluster’s main knowledge synthesizing objectives.

  4. Knowledge mobilization: This is to include a table showing the number of knowledge mobilization mechanisms/tools/vehicles the Cluster has already developed or plans to develop, and who will be the main receptors of the Cluster’s knowledge mobilization efforts.