Evaluating programs and services

As an evaluation consultant, I work with my clients to develop and implement accessible evaluation plans and processes, and to build their capacity to collect, analyze and use evaluation data. I draw from a participatory approach that meaningfully engages all stakeholders while prioritizing their safety and wellbeing. I use multiple methods within each project to help my clients collect the breadth of information and feedback they require to more effectively gauge the impact of their work and to report back on activities. My evaluation reports offer comprehensive analyses of processes, outcomes and lessons learned, coupled with realistic recommendations to help enhance the impact of future work practices and services. Current and recent evaluation contracts include:

Portage – Impact evaluation of the mother and child activity program at this Montreal-based addiction rehabilitation centre for women. I am working with Portage to help assess the impact of weekend activities on women’s therapeutic process and their acquisition of parenting skills (2019-2021).

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa – Impact evaluation of the settlement and integration services offered by the IWSO. Looking back on the program’s fourteen years of existence and through an extensive consultation process carried out with collaborators, clients, staff and volunteers, I worked with the organization to identify impacts, best practices and lessons learned. Results were shared through the development of an infographic, a summarized evaluation report and an extensive evaluation backgrounder (2020).

Families Canada – Outcomes and process evaluation of the multilingual Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program, which trains facilitators to deliver support programs to newcomer parents who live in Ontario and speak one of four target languages (Arabic, Spanish, Punjabi and Simplified Chinese) (2019-2021).

Ingenium – Canada Science and Technology Museum – Outcomes and process evaluation of a teaching resource on Canada’s energy production, developed by Ingenium and Canada’s Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), and geared towards high school classrooms to allow students to learn about current and future energy production trends in Canada (2018-2019).

ASTT(e)Q – Québec Trans Health Action – Development and implementation of the five-year evaluation plan for Transport(e), a project that provides holistic support and services to trans sex workers in Montreal, funded by Public Safety Canada. I accompany the organization and offer advice and training to support the collection of meaningful data and the evaluation of the work (2018-2023).

Canadian Parents for French – Evaluation consultant for this pan-Canadian network of parents and volunteers who promote French Second Language learning (FSL) through advocacy and educational activities for youth. I provided guidance and training around accessible evaluation methods to enhance a culture of performance measurement and to help stakeholders across the CPF Network to more effectively understand and report back on activities to the Department of Canadian Heritage and other funders (2018-2020).

Alliance ETIAM – Development and implementation of a five-year evaluation plan for an HIV, HCV and STBBI education and prevention program across Quebecfunded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. I accompany the team and provide advice and training to support the collection of meaningful data and the evaluation of the work. I am also responsible for completing the annual, mid-term and final evaluation reports (2016-2022).

Émissaire – Development and implementation of a five-year evaluation plan for a sexual health promotion project with marginalized youth and adults having gone trough the correctional system in the Montérégie region of Quebec, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. I accompany the organization and provide advice and training to support the collection of meaningful data and the evaluation of the work. I am also responsible for completing the annual, mid-term and final evaluation reports (2016-2022).

Other evaluation work includes:

  • ACCM Montreal – Support to the development of youth-friendly evaluation tools for Jeunes Queer Youth (2017-2018)
  • ASTT(e)Q – Final evaluation of TransInformation, a peer-based education and capacity building project (2018)
  • CAPAHC – Final evaluation of the work carried out between 2014-2017 by the Comité provincial de concertation en hépatite C (2017)
  • Portail VIH du Québec (PVSQ) – Final evaluation of the knowledge dissemination work carried out between 2012-2017 (2017)
  • Canadian AIDS Society – Participatory evaluation of the Forum for People living with HIV/AIDS and Annual General Meeting (2016)
  • Canadian AIDS Society – Evaluation of the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 National HIV Awareness Campaigns (2016)
  • AFRAVIH (Alliance francophone des acteurs de santé contre le VIH) – Scan and evaluation of online HIV training programs in French (2012)