Recent and Current Work

The joy of consulting lies in part in the diversity of projects through which one can learn, see innovative work, meet inspiring people, exchange ideas, and discover creative solutions to challenges. I have had the pleasure of working in a wide range of sectors with an equally wide range of populations, so the following links can only give a glimpse at some of the more recent program development and program evaluation projects.

 

Sample Projects

  • Developing an online professional development opportunity about outcomes-based evaluation for settlement service providers in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
  • Exploring the impact of the Winnipeg Boldness Project’s Indigenous “ways of working” on the families, communities, systems, and the social innovation sector
  • Identifying impact-oriented practitioners across Canada for the Common Approach to Impact Measurement and CCEDNet
  • Webinar development on testing frameworks for the Fund for Innovation and Transformation (scroll down to “A Workshop for SMOs”)
  • Development of program-level evaluation frameworks (values, indicators, tools, timelines) in social service sector
  • Evaluation of Boldness Project’s Supports for Dads program in Winnipeg’s North End
  • Job task analysis and impact evaluation for Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
  • Facilitation of workshops on Theory of Change, Outcome-Writing, Stakeholder Analysis, Program Planning (for e.g. facilitating group feedback on the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy)
  • Program development for Family Dynamics’ licensed Family Child Care Providers (including digital badging program and year-long workshop series)
  • Strategic planning for non-profits using Theory of Change (settlement agencies, archives association, environmental organization)
  • Online survey development and reporting on settlement needs of recently arrived refugees in Manitoba
  • Two-year social impact analysis for high needs refugee programming (Family Dynamics’ Family Supports for Refugees Program)
  • Manitoba coordinator for a national work-based certification process for production workers in the manufacturing sector (Canadian Labour Congress/Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporters)
  • Social Return On Investment (SROI) report on the social impacts of Family Dynamics’ breakfast/walk-to-school program in a housing development (CES Presentation)