Principal Consultant

2010-01-01 00.08.31-1 copyPlanning for Impact – Training for Success

Margerit Roger M.Ed. is an experienced program planner and evaluator, community builder, and project manager. She has designed, managed, and evaluated programs for community and labour organizations, post-secondary institutions, and government departments

Clients include: Family Dynamics, CCEDNet Manitoba, CCEDNet National, CUPE National, Canadian Labour Congress, Boldness Project, Manitoba Council for Intercultural Cooperation, Green Action Centre, Inter-Council Network, IRCOM, Jubilee Fund, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Association of Manitoba Archives

Program Planning 

  • New and/or revised programming
  • Train-the-trainer programs
  • “Bridge” programming between institutions
  • Online, blended and face-to-face learning
  • Digital badging

Program Evaluation

  • Impact Evaluation
  • Social Impact Analysis
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Traditional evaluation

Small and Large Group Facilitation 

  • Strategic planning
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Theory of Change facilitation

Sample Presentations

  • Upcoming: American Evaluation Association presentation (November 2019)
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Exploring Theory of Change (Winnipeg, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, 2019)
  • Evaluating Success: Quantitative and Qualitative Measures (Saskatoon, IRCC Case Managers’ Conference, 2019)
  • Beyond Outputs: Telling Your Impact Story (Brandon, MANSO Rural Face-to-Face Gathering of settlement agencies, 2019) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Demonstrating Value by Sharing Your Impact Story (Brandon, Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association, 2019) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Introduction to SROI: Possibilities and Pitfalls (CCEDNet February 2018)
  • Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Evaluation Practices (Saskatoon Settlement Sector Summit, November 2017)
  • Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results (Canadian Community Economic Development Network)
  • Keynote address at Family Dynamics Annual General Meetings (August 2019 and 2017)
  • Social Impact Analysis for national Child Care conference (September 2016)
  • Supporting Refugee Mothers – A Critical Investment in Settlement Success (Strangers in a New Homeland Conference, October 2016)
  • Knowing Your Niche: Focused Program Planning (Canadian Community Economic Development Network) (
  • Program Planning for Adult Education and Outcome-Writing Workshop (University of Manitoba)
  • Planning Successful Programs and Services (Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Services Sector Association)
  • Measuring Social Impacts for the Breakfast/Walking School Bus Program (Canadian Evaluation Society)


Leadership Positions

  • 2014 – January 2017: Manitoba Coordinator, CertWork Program (Work-based RPL)
  • 2012-2014: Chair, Language Training Centre, Red River College
  • 2007-2011: Coordinator, Learning Assistance Centre and Assessment Services, Red River College
  • 2003-2007: Essential Skills Coordinator, Apprenticeship Branch
  • 2002-2003: Secondment to Adult Learning & Literacy
  • 1998-2002: Program Developer, United Foods and Commercial Workers Training Centre

Community Development

  • Volunteer Organizer, Manitoba Fibre Festival (2012 to present)
  • Events Organizer, OutThere Arts, Culture and Entertainment group (2008 to present)
  • Past Resolutions Chair and Board Member, Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba
  • Past Board member, Literacy Partners of Manitoba

Professional Development

  • Social Impact Analysis (+Acumen)
  • Gender-based Evaluation (Status of Women Canada)
  • Evaluation and the SDGs (UNITAR)
  • Econous 2018 and The Gathering (annual CCEDNET conferences)
  • Results-Based Management, Deliverology, and Theory of Change (Ottawa, August 2017)
  • Social Enterprise conference 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Community Indicators Conference 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Social Finance community meeting organized by CCEDNet 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Econonous 2016 in Montreal with accompanying visits to Carleton University’s Social Finance department, Ottawa and Toronto’s Social Impact Hubs, and Innoweave
  • McGill University’s “Social Learning for Social Impact” MOOC (2015)
  • International Conference on Women’s Education for Sustainable Human Development (Winnipeg, 2015)

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