• Networking

    Calling on all Student Case Competition Volunteers!

    The Case Competition Working Group is a small energetic, innovative, and committed group of volunteers who are stimulating and fun to work with. If you are interested in supporting the annual fundraising efforts for the Student Case Competition, please contact Brian McGowan: [email protected] Involvement in the fundraising role will significantly increase your personal network and profile in the Canadian Evaluation Society and the broader evaluation community. It also helps stimulate interest and excellence in future evaluation professionals.

  • Board Updates & Notices

    Aligning with the 2019-2024 CES Strategic Plan (CES NS Fall Update, Part 2)

    Hello Everyone, Last month we provided an update on upcoming professional development. Since then, we’ve also launched registration for an Indigenous Evaluation workshop with Dr. Nicole Bowman (check it out, if you haven’t already!). We’d now like to wrap up our fall update with info on CES strategic planning! CES National has released the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. The three strategic objectives include:  Elevate the professionalization of evaluation. Engage, attract, and retain members. Advocate for evaluation among evaluation users. This Strategic Plan has three guiding principles that are embedded in how this work will be done:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Sustainability  Seamless Member Experience While we will work towards our own…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Volunteer opportunities are still available for the Canadian Evaluation Society 2022 conference!

    Are you interested in evaluation? Do you have some time to volunteer? Planning for the Canadian Evaluation Society 2022 (C2022) conference has begun. Volunteers are needed to support conference planning (e.g., planning the program and reviewing submissions, promotions and marketing, planning thematic events, managing volunteers, and completing an evaluation of the conference). Volunteering can be completed virtually and you do not have to reside within Winnipeg or Manitoba to help. The conference will be held in Winnipeg June 13-15, 2022 (pending public health restrictions). If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the conference Co-Chair, Ryan Catte at [email protected]

  • Professional Development

    Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Relationships, Application, and Situational Responsiveness with Dr. Nicole Bowman (Nov 30 and Dec 1)

    Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Relationships, Application, and Situational Responsiveness Nicole Bowman/Waapalaneexkweew (Lunaape/Mohican), Ph.D. November 30 and December 1, 2021, 2PM to 5PM Atlantic Time Beginner level-English Register via EventBrite: https://indigenous-evaluation-foundations.eventbrite.ca/ Back by popular demand, Dr. Bowman is offering a repeat of her sold-out C2021 Workshop!  Indigenous evaluation (IE) is a member of the culturally responsive evaluation family and thus framed within an Indigenous intersectionality as it relates to western evaluation. This practical and interactive workshop will facilitate learning and understanding of theories and methodologies associated with Indigenous evaluation for applied practice. Workshop participants will be shown strategies to build authentic relationships, professional practice matrices, and examples of how to co-design effective…

  • Professional Development

    What is “First Voice” point of view, and how does it apply to TRC?

    In this month’s #EvalAFF video, Andrealisa shares how she applies the grammatical concept of “first person point of view,” which Merriam-Webster outlines here in contrast to second and third person points of view, in her own reflective practice related to honoring the principle of “nothing about us without us” in the context of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and Truth and Reconciliation (TRC).  In addition to hyperlinked resources from First Nation authors and organizations featured in the June blog post on Indigenous History Month, here is a link to a flyer outlining a weekend of TRC events on the Halifax waterfront hosted by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre. October 1st is…