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    Your ethical moments, dilemmas, and tensions in evaluation

    What’s that evaluation story you still tell at dinner parties? You know the one – it’s about that time your values were challenged, but you persevered. It ended with that nugget of wisdom that now guides your ethical evaluation practice. Now is your chance to share that story and have your say about (1) what ethical evaluation means to you and (2) how CES can support you to live your ethics in practice. External consultants (AND implementation) are building upon previous work to inform how CES will refine its ethical guidelines for practice. To do this, they need your help!  Interested in sharing your story and/or insights about ethics? Learn more…

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    Your actions are so important to healing and understanding: A message from the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs

    As we near the end of Indigenous History Month, many in the Maritimes and N.L. are planning alternative approaches to observing July 1.  The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs have compiled specific steps for self-education, reflection, and action in this infographic: “Supporting Residential School Survivors and Indigenous People: What can YOU do?”

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    Analyzing Qualitative Data Using Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques (June 17) – just a few spots left!

    CES Newfoundland and Labrador still has just a few spots left for their workshop, Analyzing Qualitative Data Using Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques with Simon Roy and Leah Simpkins! Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (NST) Facilitators: Simon Roy & Leah Simpkins Location: Zoom  Registration Cost: Students: $50 | CES-NL & National Members: $75 | Non-members: $100 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 REGISTER AT: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/analyzing-qualitative-data-qualitative-quantitative-analysis-techniques-tickets-153533899025 Register early to reserve your space (max 30 participants).  For more information contact [email protected]

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    Reminder: June 16th is the CES-NS Annual General Meeting & Resource Swap

    Just a reminder that the Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16th from 12:00–1:30 pm (ADT) through Zoom. The meeting will include a report on Chapter activities over the past year, financial report, and election of new board members. Following the AGM will be a resource swap! This will be a group chat for everyone to share resources that they’ve found helpful – books, websites, videos, events, or anything really that has been a go-to for them. All CES-NS members in good standing are invited to attend. Please register in advance: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfuirpzIpHdS7g1gkdXAGtIFjyL5IgRP0 See you there! 🙂

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    Indigenous History Month: A message from Andrealisa Belzer and Vanessa Nevin

    Dear CES NS members and blog subscribers, Although Indigenous History Month is usually an invitation for all Canadians to celebrate, this June has begun with mourning and nationwide calls to end genocide in Canada, both of which are echoed within the newly released MMIWG action plan. As president of CES Nova Scotia, Andrealisa is honored to coauthor this blog post with Vanessa Nevin of Sipekne’katik First Nation.  Vanessa is Director of Health at the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs.  She chairs the Atlantic Indigenous Evaluation Stewardship Circle, which is a community of practice to support Indigenous-led evaluation, and is a founding member the nascent Canadian Hub of the Blue Marble Evaluation Network. In the spirit of gratitude for CES members and…