History of the NRC Navigator
Our stakeholders told us that what they really needed was a central place where they could access evidence-informed resources to support their work, specifically in the areas of program and policy development.
Want to learn about the process we undertook? View this short video about our journey
We embarked on a year-long process of inquiry that began with a survey of stakeholders and key informant interviews. Through this process we identified priority content areas, as well as content and features that were missing from the current landscape. These findings formed the basis for the NRC Navigator. For a visual representation of the process leading up to the launch, take a look at the image below:
We chose a phased-in approach to building content in the Navigator:
Our initial focus was on resources that were 'pre-vetted'. These are resources that have already been reviewed and assessed by other organizations (Canadian Best Practices Portal, PEN, etc.) known to have high standards of inclusion based on publicly available, rigorous vetting criteria.
We also included resources created by a local, regional or national government agency, as well as government policies related to healthy eating and nutrition
We are now into phase two with respect to building content. For a description, and to see our vetting tool
, please visit the Inclusion Criteria page on this site.