We need your talent and energy to host C2019 in Halifax!

The Nova Scotia CES Chapter is excited to be hosting the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in Halifax!  C2019 Conference Co-chairs Nancy Carter, Louise Adongo, and Andrealisa Belzer need your talent and energy on the C2019 Organizing Committee.

To join, please go the survey link below and check off which C2019 roles most interest you. This call for volunteers is open to CES members only, until Friday, May 19.  Subcommittee members will recruit broader participation later on.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PJRLG3D

If you have questions or comments, please contact:
[email protected]

Thanks!  We look forward to working with you!

Nancy, Louise, and Andrealisa

C2019 Co-chairs

REMINDER COMPETITION CLOSING APRIL 12: CES CONFERENCE SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY FOR CES-NS MEMBERS

REMINDER  – Competition Closing April 12th!

This year, CES National is providing a complimentary registration to each of the chapters for one person to attend the 2018 CES National Conference (for more information, visit: http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/). CES Nova Scotia also recognizes the significant expenses associated with travelling to a different province, and has committed to contributing up to $500 for travel and accommodations in addition to the complimentary registration. The recipient will be reimbursed following the conference providing the submission of receipts for eligible expenses (e.g. hotel and travel). Current members in good standing are able to apply for the complimentary registration, financial support, or both.

Selection Process

A nominating committee of three CES NS Board Members will review all de-identified applications, and provide a recommendation to the CES NS Executive who will vote on the recommendation. The successful applicant will be notified of the decision no later than April 16th, 2018 to coincide with the early bird registration deadline.

The successful applicant will be a CES member who can demonstrate the relevance of this conference to their professional work, as well as the importance of receiving this support in order for them to attend the conference.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply for this funding, please complete the application here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3FRD63 by April 12th 2018

CES Conference Support Opportunity for CES-NS Members

CES Conference Support Opportunity for CES-NS Members

This year, CES National is providing a complimentary registration to each of the chapters for one person to attend the 2018 CES National Conference (for more information, visit: http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/). CES Nova Scotia also recognizes the significant expenses associated with travelling to a different province, and has committed to contributing up to $500 for travel and accommodations in addition to the complimentary registration. The recipient will be reimbursed following the conference providing the submission of receipts for eligible expenses (e.g. hotel and travel). Current members in good standing are able to apply for the complimentary registration, financial support, or both.

Selection Process

A nominating committee of three CES NS Board Members will review all de-identified applications, and provide a recommendation to the CES NS Executive who will vote on the recommendation. The successful applicant will be notified of the decision no later than April 16th, 2018 to coincide with the early bird registration deadline.

The successful applicant will be a CES member who can demonstrate the relevance of this conference to their professional work, as well as the importance of receiving this support in order for them to attend the conference.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply for this funding, please complete the application here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3FRD63 by April 12th 2018

Reminder – An Economic Evaluation: The Health Beginnings Enhanced Home Visitation Program

An Economic Evaluation: The Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visitation Program

Lunch and Learn Webinar

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

12:00 PM -1:00 PM Atlantic

Nova Scotia’s Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting Program (EHV) was launched in 2002 as an enhancement to public health’s perinatal programs and services. The long-term results are anticipated to deliver improved physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of Nova Scotia children.

Two qualitative program evaluations (2009 & 2012) found that families in the program achieved positive outcomes. In 2011, there was an interest within the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness to measure the value and impact of the EHV Program. It was determined that an economic analysis would be appropriate to establish the program’s value and measure the potential impact the program has in the province. Given the province’s financial pressures, the positive qualitative reviews of the EHV and the Public Health Healthy Development Standards and Protocols, an evidence-based case for support of the EHV in Nova Scotia was timely.

Through an economic evaluation, the EHV’s value and impact can be quantified. The economic evaluation will help to create an evidence-based case for support of the EHV. The findings will help inform recommendations based on the Benefit-Cost Analysis and the estimated extent to which this program is anticipated to reduce health inequities and improve childhood outcomes in Nova Scotia.

The model indicates this investment conveys significant positive long-term outcomes:

  • Delivers a total of $16 million in benefits while costing $6.3 million to provide the program
  • Resulting in a benefit cost ratio of 6 dollar return for each 1.0 dollar invested (2.6:1)

Register for the webinar below:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/ea65dff462e70294cde7dc3c8da9331e

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the presenter: 

Holly is a Senior Economist in the Health Economics unit of the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. She has been working in the Department for six years and has been responsible for the economic analysis, evaluation and forecasting on a range of key initiatives from public health to workforce planning to pharmacare. Holly holds a BA in Economics from Dalhousie University and a MSc in International Strategy & Economics from the University of St. Andrews.

Program Evaluation Course at Dalhousie University

Program Evaluation

Course Length: 4 Days    Fee: $1250

In partnership with Dalhousie University, this course will provide participants with an understanding of the role of evaluation in program and public sector management and the ability to construct and undertake an evaluation. Participants will leave with an evaluation framework ready to be implemented. In previous courses, the frameworks produced by participants have been used internally by government departments or as the basis of RFPs for external evaluation. This knowledge will enable participants to engage in internal evaluation or provide oversight for external evaluation contracts. The course involves reading and group work outside of the classroom sessions.

CONTENT

  • Learn the foundational aspects of an evaluation: Program Description, Program Theory, Logic Models, Theory of Change and Performance Measures
  • Instruction and discussion on all components of an evaluation framework – the evaluation question, various approaches that can be taken, data sources, design for data collection, data collection methods, analysis, the legislative context, scheduling, budgeting, and a communication plan (possibly an implementation plan)
  • Presentation of each framework by participants to all participants – this provides an assessment of frameworks as well as building the dialogue on evaluation

PRE-REQUISITE

Identification of a project in need of evaluation.

DATES

Feb 12, Feb 26, 27, Mar 8

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Those in program management, including working with third party providers, who have to report on program outcomes; those working on federal-provincial initiatives and have reporting responsibilities; those who want a method to improve their reporting and accountability to government authorities.

TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

https://sharepoint.novascotia.ca/myhr/Pages/ myLearnDevelop_register.aspx

Questions:

Kaireen Chaytor

[email protected], or 902-455-7496

Or

Dalhousie contact: [email protected] and 494-6328