• Professional Development

    Stepping Up: A Learning Journey for Settler Canadians (Jan 11 – Mar 7, 2022)

    Horizons Community Development Associates Inc. is offering Stepping Up: A Learning Journey for Settler Canadians from January 11 through March 7, 2022. Hosted by Dr. Carolyn Campbell, this 25 to 30-hour course “provides an opportunity for non-Indigenous people to explore their roles and responsibilities in the Truth and Reconciliation Process.” From the website: During this virtual course you individually work through an eight-lesson self-directed study guide. Each lesson includes a variety of planned learning activities such as reading instructor’s notes, watching videos, listening to audio recordings, reading short articles, writing, or reflecting. The learning activities vary in length- some are noticeably short; others take a bit more time. Each learning…

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    CES-NB: Panel on Governmental Evaluation Policy

    Our friends at CES New Brunswick are hosting an inter-jurisdictional panel on governmental evaluation policy. This event will be held on December 17 from 12-2 pm (AST). Description from the event page: Evaluators know that program evaluation can contribute to good governance, informed decision making and program adjustments in support of effective action. The corporate culture and environment in which evaluation thrives or withers is contingent upon a number of things; one would be dedicated support to evaluation, while another would be policy or directives to sustain, clarify and entrench program evaluation. Across governments in Canada, while the federal level has a strong commitment, the provincial governments are not as…

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    Asking for a Friend: Difficult Evaluations, Working with Values, and the Role of Evaluation

    This month on #EvalAFF, we are tackling three questions: What is the most difficult evaluation you’ve been involved with and what did you learn? When an evaluation has one paying client and multiple stakeholders, how do you make sure that the final report doesn’t just reflect the values of the paying client? What negotiation strategies have you found to be most effective in ensuring the voice and interpretation of marginalized stakeholders get equal prominence in the report? Is there a role for evaluation in providing direction rather than just assessment of complex problems? Andrealisa offers some thoughts and invites evaluators to share their own before January 1 on this Google…

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    Reminder: Indigenous Evaluation workshop with Dr. Nicole Bowman (Nov 30 and Dec 1)

    We are just 2 weeks away from Dr. Nicole Bowman’s workshop, Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Relationships, Application, and Situational Responsiveness! Registration: https://indigenous-evaluation-foundations.eventbrite.ca/ Workshop description: 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 systems, programs, or collaborative project evaluation studies. Specifically, workshop participants will be instructed on how to conduct with (not on) Tribal…

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    ɁEKONĘKE GAH TONLU: THE PATH FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE: Program Description and the Approach to Developmental Evaluation

    Please see below for an exciting cost-free event hosted by our friends at CES New Brunswick. ɁEKONĘKE GAH TONLU: THE PATH FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE: Program Description and the Approach to Developmental Evaluation  Presenter: Debbie DeLancey MA. C.E. Date: Nov 5  Heure/Hour: 12.00-1.10 PM (ADT) Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ekoneke-gah-tonlu-the-path-for-the-young-people-le-chemin-des-jeunes-tickets-198897827757 (Description en français à suivre) In 2019, Public Safety Canada approved funding for a proposal by the community of Fort Good Hope to run a five-year on-the-land program for youth. The program design was based on peer-reviewed research, best practices, and community wisdom to identify both risk and protective factors. PSC funding included a requirement to participate in an outcome evaluation. There is a…