• 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…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Asking for a friend: Andrealisa Belzer just announced a Q&A series!

    CES NS Past President Andrealisa Belzer, CE has just launched a new Question and Answer series focussed on evaluator capacity for TRC, DEI and Sustainability: “Asking for a friend” (#evalAFF). This series will complement peer learning within a monthly study group that starts September 24. Friends and members of CESNS are welcome to submit #evalAFF questions on our Chapter website. Make sure to subscribe on YouTube to catch upcoming episodes!

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Study/Discussion Group: Foundations for Creating Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Evaluation

    CES-NS is pleased to offer a study/discussion group in 2021-22 to provide Atlantic Canadian evaluators with supported learning to understand and use evaluation as a tool for decolonization, equity and sustainability. “CES recognizes that evaluators have a role to play in addressing systemic issues that affect people’s lives. Evaluators are in a position to influence the decisions of governments, non-governmental organizations, and other key service providers whose actions affect our daily realities. CES considers it part of our mandate to support evaluators in dismantling systemic and structural oppression and is actively working towards modelling inclusion, encouraging diverse perspectives and learning new ways to acknowledge and address the struggles of historically…