Professional Development Event: Methods to Include Traditionally Disenfranchised Populations in Evaluation

Professional Development Event:  September 27, 2013

Methods to Include Traditionally Disenfranchised Populations in Evaluation

While evaluators understand the importance of multiple stakeholder perspectives, many struggle with how to ensure the participation of those traditionally ‘without a voice,’ vulnerable or disenfranchised populations. Children and youth, persons with disabilities, or those having emerging literacy in the majority language(s) hold important views regarding the programs, services, and situations which affect them, but their perspectives are not always included. This workshop will be grounded in theory, but will be high participatory and interactive. Stemming from a rights-based approach, the workshop will explore the why and how of including traditionally disenfranchised populations in evaluation. Through his work in Canada and numerous countries in Europe, Larry will share a variety of visually based techniques and how these can be coupled with more traditional methods. Participants will be introduced to the use of drawing, icons, photography, and mapping, as tools for eliciting often-silenced voices. Ethical considerations will also be discussed.

Only 20 spots available, registration is on a first come first serve basis

Friday September 27th, 9am -12pm,  registration begins at 8:30am

Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Cost:  $25 for Members and $50 for members

Facilitator: Larry Bremner, President CES National, President and Partner, Proactive Information Services

To register, please submit a  Registration Form .

Registration forms can be:

Faxed to: c/o Rob Chatwin 1-902-424-7753


Mailed: CES Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 8802 CSC
Halifax, NS B3X 5M

CES launches National Web Based Mentoring Matching Program

The CES’s Evaluation Mentoring Canada (EMC) working group has launched a web based national mentoring matching software program, which matches potential mentors and mentees based on the Canadian Evaluation Society’s professional competencies. EMC working group is inviting you to visit to view the website, read through supporting resources and to create an online profile to register as a mentor and/or a mentee. All levels of expertise are welcome, and there is no charge for this service!

CES-NS Meets the Canadian Chapter of Public Participation Practitioners (IAP2- Atlantic)

The CES-NS were guests of the Atlantic Canadian Chapter of Public Participation Practitioners (IAP2- Atlantic) last night at a networking event held here in Halifax.

We all chatted and got to know one another a bit socially before Rob Chatwin (President) and Nancy Carter (Vice President) facilitated a discussion on using evaluation methodologies to improve public engagement processes.  It was a nice setting where members shared experiences, discovering common interests and great potential for mutual benefit and the advancement of both fields.

Stay tuned to the CES web page for more joint CES-NS and IAP2 events in the future – especially those members who undertake a significant amount of public/stakeholder consultation as a regular part of your evaluations. We have a lot to learn from one another!

If you’d like to know more about the IAP2 you can visit the website here.  You can also find and join the group through Linkedin here .

-Peter MacLeod (CES-NS Treasurer)

FREE Opportunity for Public Health Professionals!

Skills Enhancement for Public Health Skills Online Module
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is looking for public health and health promotion practitioners with beginner/novice level evaluation skills to pilot test a free online evaluation module.

  • To learn more about the Introduction to Evaluation Module Program Pilot, click here.
  • If you are interested in participating in this Program Pilot, click here.
  • For the application form for the Program Pilot, click here.

There are only a few spots left, so act fast!