CES 2014 National Conference is Coming Soon!

Don’t forget to register for the CES 2014 National Conference in Ottawa from June 15 to 18. This year’s theme is 35 Years: Celebrating Contributions to Canadian Evaluation and the preliminary program is already available.

There are 22 excellent workshops ranging from beginner to advanced – register soon because they are filling up fast! C2014 is a great opportunity to see what is going on in the community, network with other evaluators and get any professional development hours you need to maintain your credentialed evaluator designation.

Register at http://c2014.evaluationcanada.ca/registration/ soon to secure your spot! You are also invited to “like” the C2014 Facebook page to keep abreast of all the news and to join the conference LinkedIn group to start networking ahead of this event!

CES-NS Symposium May 29th, 2014

The chapter board has been collaborating with the Nova Scotia Government Evaluators Network on the development of the CES-NS Symposium.

There will be more information on this event in the near future, please keep an eye on our website for more details. The symposium will be free for members.

CES members who are in consulting practices are invited to join the event over the noon hour to promote the work they do to the government evaluators who are attending. Tables will be provided for displays. This will be a great networking opportunity!

If you are interested in joining us, please forward an email to [email protected].


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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]or faxed to 902-424-7753.