Professional Development Opportunity- shared by a past presenter at a CES-NS Event

“The Importance of Understanding Ethical Risk to an Organization’s Reputation and Integrity”.

Ann D. E. Fraser, PhD, Executive Director, Values, Integrity and Conflict Resolution Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Ann Fraser is a highly respected leader of organizational values and ethics in the Government of Canada; she built and leads that practice at the Canada Food Inspection Agency. In this 90 minute webinar including time for discussion, Dr. Fraser will

  • describe what a values-based organization is and why it is so important and powerful;
  • explain how understanding and managing ethical risk contribute to an organization being  values-based.
  • briefly describe the steps taken to create an Ethical Risk Profile; and,
  • discuss what her organization learned and continues to learn from this process of ethical  risk management.

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The webinar is free to EPAC members, $40 to others ($15 to students). Or become an EPAC member for less than the price of two webinars.

NEW Membership Discount for employees of First Nations and other not-for-profit organisations! Spread the word!

Do you have friends and colleagues who need affordable access to professional development in evaluation?     In January, CES announced new membership discount for  employees of not-for-profit organizations.


This is one way that CES is working to increase diversity and inclusion in our professional community, in alignment with our commitment to incorporating reconciliation into our values, principles and practices.


The discounted membership fee of $100 is now available to anyone who identifies as an employee of a First Nation or other community-based not-for-profit organization.  This fee will quickly be offset by membership benefits such as deep discounts on all training offered by CES-Nova Scotia.


For example, CES members get $120 off the registration fee for the April 3rd and 4th Data Visualisation Training with John Burrett.  By joining CES as a not-for-profit employee before registering for this training,  you would actually SAVE $20 and still get a full year of additional membership benefits!



Please contact Andrealisa Belzer at or 902 402 7164  with questions.



PS:  For more on reconciliation, check out this resource list from Cari Patterson and Horizons Community Development Associates!


Due to Popular Demand, more Spots Open- One Day to Better Data Presentation: A Data Visualization Workshop

Presented by John Burrett (

Workshop process:

  • Hands on practice
  • Bring your own laptop!
  • Principles for effective data presentation

Applications of visual data including:

  • visual data analysis
  • dashboards
  • infographics
  • interactive displays

John Burrett has worked in policy, evaluation, government relations, communications and consulting. He knows the value of cutting through complexity and explaining what your data is saying, quickly and clearly.

From policy and evaluation, John recognizes the importance of high quality, credible analysis. There is a real return on communicating well with data.

This skill can be learned, and John can teach it. John recently ran this workshop in Prince Edward Island and it was so popular a second session was added!

DATE: Monday, April 3, 2017, and Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Register by: March 17, 2017
TIME: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Horizon Room, 17th floor, Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax

NOTE: To keep costs low, lunch will not be provided.


Accepting Applications for Conference Expense Assistance

This year, CES National is providing a complimentary registration to each of the chapters for one person to attend the 2017 CES National Conference (for more information, visit:

CES Nova Scotia also recognizes the significant expenses associated with travelling from coast to coast, and has committed to contributing up to $2000 to cover travel and accommodations to supplement the complimentary registration to support one local CES-NS member to attend the conference. The recipient will be reimbursed following the conference providing the submission of receipts for eligible expenses (e.g. hotel and travel). Please note, the successful applicant will be responsible for covering any related costs above and beyond $2000, as CES-NS will not reimburse these.

 Selection Process

A nominating committee of three CES NS Board Members will review all de-identified applications, and provide a recommendation to the CES NS Executive who will vote on the recommendation. The successful applicant will be notified of the decision no later than March 31, 2017.

The successful applicant will be a CES member who can demonstrate the relevance of this conference to their professional work, as well as the importance of receiving this support in order for them to attend the conference.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 To apply for this funding, please complete the application here  by March 19th 2017

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Kathryn Graves
Vice-President, CES-NS Chapter
Ph. (902) 407-8541