Call for Volunteers for CES-NS Board

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society is seeking nominations for Treasurer, Membership Chair and IT Chair to hold office for the period of May 2014 to May 2016. Please see the position descriptions here.

The volunteer Board meets once a month and is made up of dedicated members from NGO’s, government and private sectors; some members are experienced evaluators and others are new to the field. If you are interested in offering your name for nomination to the Board or would like more information please contact Janet Ivory at or at 902 424 2370. Nominations will be accepted until May 22, 2014.

Janet Ivory presents her nomination for Vice President of the CES National

Janet Ivory, Past President of CES-NS and current CES-NS Liaison, has put her name forward for Vice President of CES National. This is a one year term beginning June 2014. A second candidate from BC has also put her name forward, which means members will have an opportunity to vote. Members will be notified when voting begins. Please see Janet’s letter of nomination here.

Professional Development Opportunity: Economic Evaluations

The Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter invites you to attend a two part workshop series facilitated by Lilani Kumaranayake: Economic Evaluations

This workshop series will provide an overview of economic evaluation, including the different types of economic evaluations, methods and measures used in economic evaluations, and use of economic evaluations to support program and funding decisions. This workshop is appropriate for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of economic evaluations.

Lilani Kumaranayake is the current Executive Director of Policy and Planning for the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

Dates: April 4th 2014 &  May 2nd 2014

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Registration starts at 12:30am

Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Seminar Room


CES Member: $50

Non Member: $100

Student: $25

Please register by Tuesday, April 1st 2014 by completing the registration form.

Completed forms can be submitted to ces.novascotia@gmail.comor faxed to 902-424-7753. 

Professional Development Opportunity: Building Evaluation Culture & Capacity

The Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter invites you to attend a workshop facilitated by  Dr. Nancy Carter & Dr. Kaireen Chaytor:  Building Evaluation Culture & Capacity


This workshop, informed by current literature (e.g. Mayne, Kim, Boyle and Lemaire), will focus on building internal evaluation capacity leading to a strengthened culture of evaluation. This interactive workshop will present instruments that help to diagnose your workplace including a model to assess and compare your current organizational capacity and culture. Issues such as where the evaluation function is located, how evaluation is linked with strategic planning and budgeting, how evaluation is used in decision-making and how demand for evaluation is created will be part of the diagnosis of evaluation culture.

 Participants will leave with:

  • an understanding of evaluation culture and capacity and its relationship to organizational learning
  • the ability to diagnose evaluation culture and capacity in their own organization
  • practical tools and examples of how to build and strengthen an evaluation culture in their organization

 Date: March 27th 2014

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Registration begins at 8:30am

Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Seminar Room

Cost: CES Member: $50

            Non Member: $100

           Student: $25

Please register by Monday, March 24, 2014 by completing the attached registration form or downloading one from our website.

Completed forms can be submitted to: or faxed to 902-424-7753