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.

Upcoming workshop from the NSHRF

The REAL Knowledge Program at the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is providing a workshop for those interested in using social media and media to engage and communicate with key stakeholders.

Participants will hear from Dr. Melissa Brouwers from McMaster University, whose primary research interests include the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based decisions products such as clinical practice guidelines, standards, and quality indicators, models of decision-making, and knowledge translation and/or brokering.

Date & Time: February 11, 2016. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, and to register, please visit the following link:

CES-NB conference announcement

The Canadian Evaluation Society – New Brunswick Chapter, in
collaboration with the Université de Moncton and the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network invite you to take part in an evaluation conference on the theme of “Evaluation and its applications in the economic and social fields”.

The conference will be held on January 28th from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm, Room 157, Pavillon Leopold-Taillon, Université de Moncton.

Key speakers include :

Jimmy Bourque, Professor Faculté des sciences de l’Éducation,
and Head of the Centre for Research and Development in Education, Université de Moncton

Michel Desjardins, Founder and President of Consortia Development Group

Marie Gervais, Professor, Université de Laval, Vice president
Réseau francophone d’évaluation (RFE), Vice president International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), and member of the executive committee EvalPartners

Richard Saillant, Director of the Donald J. Savoie Institute

A question and answer period will be held after each presentation with a round-table to close the event. Please note that the CES NB will hold its annual general meeting starting at 3:30 pm.


CES member: 35 $
Students: 10 $
Other: 50 $

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Sign up now! This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with
the Canadian Evaluation Society – NB Chapter, meet practitioners,
professionals and academics in the evaluation field.

Register at
to secure your spot!

For more information please contact Valery Tankou, Event Coordinator:

Request for proposals: Professional Learning Program & 2016 Conference Workshops

The Nova Scotia chapter would like to draw your attention to the following announcements from the national executive.  Clicking either link will redirect you to the national website where more information is available.

Request for Proposal: Intermediate-Level Professional Learning Program Course Development

Call for proposals for workshops and presentations for the 2016 National Conference


Professional Development Opportunity: Issues in Public Sector Evaluation, 15 great ideas

Dalhousie University’s School of Public Administration and the Centre for Advanced Management Education, in partnership with the Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter, invite you to attend a presentation of student issue papers.

The students of the program evaluation course in the Master of Public Administration (Management) program will present their issue papers on December 11th. There will be five panel presentations on topics such as:
• Approaches to Evaluation
• Performance Measurement and Evaluation
• Use of theory of change
• Implementation Issues
• Evaluator Credibility

Following the presentations you are invited to continue the discussion with presenters at a reception in the students’ honour.
In the past this session has been deemed a wonderful venue for sparking discussion on evaluation issues and concerns. We encourage CES-NS members to participate by coming for all or a portion of the session and welcome anyone who has an interest in evaluation to drop by.

We do ask that you register so we can prepare for the reception.

We look forward to seeing you on December 11th!

Date: December 11, 2015

Time: 1:30 – 4:30

Location: Kenneth C. Rowe Building
6100 University Ave.
Room 3087-3089.

Cost: No charge – hosted by Dalhousie and CES-NS

Please register by: Thursday Dec. 10, 2015
by sending an email with subject line “Student Presentations” letting us know you would like to attend our reception to