The TROC initiative (or the Ontario knowledge and research transfer) concerns the development of a portal to facilitate knowledge mobilization research and evaluation findings related to the 2011 Politique d’aménagement linguistique (PAL) policy framework in post-secondary educational institutions and apprenticeship programs. The need for such a portal was first identified during a 2011 symposium introducing the PAL policy framework.
Participants at the time noted a gap in their capacity to access research which, in turn, hindered their ability to systematically investigate issues related to post-secondary education and training in a Francophone minority setting.
As a preliminary step towards establishing a research agenda, the collective will was to initially invest in the design of a portal for the long term which would:
(1) include a centralized directory of key stakeholders;
(2) house a clearinghouse of scientific publications and grey literature;
(3) focus on known best practices; and
(4) provide a forum open to all key stakeholders for exchanging publications and knowledge.
Published: February 2014
Capability: Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Post-Secondary Education - Access and Persistence
Population: Official Language Minorities