Call for Nominations for the Nova Scotia Chapter Board of Directors

Deadline: April 27, 2016

Hello CES-NS members,

If you’d like to demonstrate your commitment to the value of the Canadian Evaluation Society – Nova Scotia Chapter and help to shape its future, then becoming involved as a member of the Board is for you!

The board is seeking nominations for two board position (IT/IM Lead & the Professional Development Lead). You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you are nominating someone, please make sure that they are aware and are in agreement. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to CES-NS and your thoughtful participation in this process will be greatly appreciated.

Responsibilities and Time Commitment:

Only CES members may serve on the Board. Board positions are for a 2 year term, with the option to continue for a third year. Board members regularly participate in the work of the chapter through attendance at monthly meetings, ongoing email exchange, and participation in specific events.

The Submission Process:

Please email, Past President to submit nominations on or before April 27, 2016. Rob will clarify with all nominees the voting process, and will answer any questions you may have.

The Voting Process:

Voting by acclamation (in the event we have no more than 1 nominees), or by ballot (if more than one nominee) occurs at the Annual General Meeting being held May 17, 2016.
Thank-you for your on-going interest and support to CES-NS!
Nancy Carter President CES-NS

External job opportunity for a francophone evaluator


Le Réseau Santé-Nouvelle-Écosse est un organisme à but non lucratif qui a pour mission de promouvoir et améliorer l’accès aux services de santé en français en Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous sommes en train de préparer une demande de financement au ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour un projet lié à la santé mentale.

Nous recherchons un évaluateur/évaluatrice francophone qualifié(e) et ayant de l’expérience pour aider à l’élaboration d’un programme d’évaluation pour ce projet.

Si nous sommes retenus, nous aimerions engager l’évaluateur/évaluatrice pour 3 ou 4 rencontres/consultations pendant l’année entre juillet 2016 et juillet 2017 .

Nous aimerions avoir une rencontre en personne le plus tôt possible, avant le mardi 12 avril, pour discuter et revoir des critères précis d’évaluation que nous devons inclure dans notre demande de financement et aussi les diverses étapes associées au projet.

Nous pourrons verser un montant symbolique de 40$ de l’heure pour cette première rencontre en personne, nous estimons celle-ci d’une durée d’une ou deux heures.

Merci de nous faire part de votre intérêt
Jeanne-Françoise Caillaud
Directrice générale
Réseau Santé – Nouvelle-Écosse
1589 rue Walnut – bureau 227
Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse)
B3H 3S1
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Professional Development Opportunity: Theory of Change (NEW LOCATION!)

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society invites you to participate in a “Theory of Change” workshop, presented by Kaireen Chaytor.

Theory of Change (ToC) is essentially an explanation of why you think your intervention will bring about the intended change. It is increasingly used as the basis for evaluation. In some settings it is a requirement for funding proposals.

This workshop will explain the concepts involved in ToC and the components in developing a ToC. You will be introduced to resources on ToC. Examples of completed theories of change in local use will be provided and you will have an opportunity to develop, in working groups, a theory of change.

Kaireen Chaytor, PhD has been teaching program evaluation for a number of years and in a variety of settings. Most recently she taught for the Public Service Commission of Nova Scotia and for the Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan – a program offered by University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. Kaireen has been involved in the Canadian Evaluation Society locally and nationally. She has received the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada Award (2003) and was made a CES fellow in 2013. Kaireen is Board Emeritus for the CES Education Fund and serves on the Credentialing Board for CES.

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00pm , registration starts at 12:30 pm on February 4th.

Location: Horizon Room, 17th Floor, Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax (NOTE, NEW LOCATION)

Cost:  CES Member: $45         Non Member: $65     Student: $25

Registration is limited! Please register before February 2nd!

Click here to register!

*Please note, pricing for this workshop is based on cost-recovery, and subject to cancellation if we do not receive enough registrants. In this case, registrants will be notified and will be given a full-refund.