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Barwick, M (2008). Developing a community of practice model for cancer and chronic disease prevention. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Toronto, ON.

Bentley, C., Browman, P., Poole, B. (2010). Conceptual and practical challenges for implementing the communities of practice model on a national scale – a Canadian cancer control initiative. BMC Health Services Research, 10:3 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-3.

Garcia, J., & Dorohovich, M. (2007). The truth about building and maintaining successful communities of practice. Defense Acquisition Journal Review, 12(1), 19-33. Available from

McDonald, P. & Viehbeck, S. (2007). From evidence-based practice making to practice-based evidence making: creating communities of (research) and practice. Health Promotion Practice, 8(2); 140-44.


Wenger, E., McDermott, R., Snyder, W.M. (2002). A guide to managing knowledge: cultivating communities of practice.  Harvard Business School Press: Boston, MA.

This book provides a practical guide for those interested in developing communities of practice. It lays out a logical process for building CoPs and includes useful definitions of specific roles in the community.