Regional Events

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • Bean Around the World, 2528 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E4
    Register

    We're inviting all emerging evaluators to join us at our next SEEN meet-up this Wednesday. This is a casual social event, so drop by after school or work, say hi, and join the conversation.

    Who are "emerging evaluators"? Current students, recent graduates, new professionals, and those transitioning into evaluation from another field. If you're interested in evaluation or just breaking into the field, come meet other emerging evaluators to ask questions, share ideas and resources, and hang out.

    You can RSVP or just drop by, any time between 6pm and 8pm. 

    If you have questions, you can contact organizers Carolyn or Michelle at emergingevaluators.bc@gmail.com.

    Not a student or emerging evaluator? Please pass the word along to those might be interested!

    Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Time: 6pm to 8pm

    Where: Bean Around the World, 2528 Main Street, Vancouver


    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Online Webinar (PDT)

    CESBC Webinar:

    The AMERQI Framework: Bringing Together Evaluation, Monitoring, and Quality Improvement with Beth Snow

    WHEN:  Friday September 13, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

    WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here

    COST: Free

    LANGUAGE: English

    REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom

    (Please join the webinar at 12:00 pm. And the webinar will end before 1:00 pm. The webinar is booked for a longer timeframe for organizational purposes only.)

    Presented by Beth Snow

    Webinar description:

    Commonly used approaches to assessing programs and services (audit, monitoring, evaluation, research, and quality improvement) are often ill-defined and conflated in healthcare, both in the literature and in practice. Our team created a framework highlighting the distinctive features of the approaches, and where they overlap, with the aim of fostering a more comprehensive understanding of the approaches and how they can be leveraged to provide value to healthcare organizations. In this presentation, we will reflect on our recent experience of bringing together these approaches during the implementation of new clinical practices and a shared electronic health record at Lions Gate and Squamish General Hospitals. We will discuss how the framework helped us to clarify roles and develop relationships with Decision Support, Quality, and Clinical Informatics to monitor the progress of the implementation, work towards quality improvement in how the system is implemented, and gather rich data for the evaluation.

    Biography of presenter:

    Dr Beth Snow is the Head of Program Evaluation at the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) in Vancouver and leading the evaluation of the Clinical & Systems Transformation Project, a joint undertaking of Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Providence Health Care. She is the president of the Canadian Evaluation Society BC Chapter and a Credential Evaluator.


    If you have any questions, please contact Damien Chen at  damienchen9@gmail.com

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 17:00 - 19:00
    • The Bent Mast, 512 Simcoe St, Victoria, BC V8V 1L8
    Register

    CESBC is hosting a social event on Vancouver Island for you to meet one another and share your ideas for and experiences around evaluation topics.

    If you’re eager to chat with other evaluators and expand your network, are experienced or brand new to the sector, or just plain interested, we look forward to seeing you there. This event is open to all evaluation folks, emerging and otherwise, so drop in and say hi, stay for a beer or order some food with us.

    This is an informal gathering to share ideas and for me (the Vancouver Island Evaluation Coordinator) to hear your thoughts about what future events we should plan.

    Please RSVP if you can so we can reserve table space. 

    If you have questions, please contact organizer David Josey at emergingevaluators.bc@gmail.com.

    Please pass the word along to those might be interested!

    Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Time: 5pm to 7pm

    Where: The Bent Mast, 512 Simcoe St, Victoria, BC V8V 1L8


    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 1J6
    • 50
    Register


    CESBC Professional Development Workshop:

    Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Kim van der Woerd, Billie Joe Rogers and Sophia Vitalis of Reciprocal Consulting

    Space is limited to 50 people. Register by September 30, 2019 to reserve your seat!

    Download Flyer

    Want to learn to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments in culturally responsive ways?

    This full day workshop covers:

    • Research paradigms
    • Worldviews
    • The legacy of colonization
    • The reconciliation movement
    • Truth-telling and misconceptions
    • Allyship
    • Legacy of research, and
    • Culturally responsive evaluation.

    Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

    Location: Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 1J6

    Lunch: Included

    Presenter: Kim van der Woerd


    Presenter: Billie Joe Rogers


    Presenter: Sophia Vitalis

    Reciprocal Consulting is a Vancouver-based Indigenous owned and operated consulting company.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "I found the Culturally Responsive Evaluation course delivered by Reciprocal Consulting to be very useful and well delivered. The first half drove home the point of why we need to be culturally responsive, given that we are all operating from various paradigms, world views, assumptions, and different versions of the truth based on our colonial history. And the second half of the course gave us practical advice on how to overcome barriers for cultural safety in research, what traps to avoid, and what steps to consider in a culturally responsive evaluation from start to finish. The facilitators packed a lot of information and group interaction into the one-day course. I would recommend it to others and I bet the longer course would be even more impactful."

    Natalya Kuziak
    Senior Evaluation Manager
    Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services, Canada

    "It was an invigorating and soul-quenching day of discussion and sharing for which I am truly grateful, both personally and professionally. Both you and Sofia did an amazing job of sharing your knowledge, wisdom and leadership with us all on that day."

    As a federal public servant I have frequently been approached by colleagues unsure (and uncomfortable with their uncertainly!) on how to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments on evaluations and engagements in general. After having attended your recent workshop, not only have I gained valuable knowledge and insight into improving my own approach to meaningful interactions and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, but I have a clearer idea thanks to your wonderful example of how to advise others how to do so as well."

     Shawn Jackson
    Evaluation Officer
    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada






    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7
    • 37
    Register


    CESBC Professional Development Workshop:

    Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Kim van der Woerd, Billie Joe Rogers and Sophia Vitalis of Reciprocal Consulting

    Space is limited to 50 people. Register by September 30, 2019 to reserve your seat!

    Download Flyer

    Want to learn to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments in culturally responsive ways?

    This full day workshop covers:

    • Research paradigms
    • Worldviews
    • The legacy of colonization
    • The reconciliation movement
    • Truth-telling and misconceptions
    • Allyship
    • Legacy of research, and
    • Culturally responsive evaluation.

    Date: Thursday October 18, 2019

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

    Location: Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7

    Lunch: Included

    Presenter: Kim van der Woerd


    Presenter: Billie Joe Rogers


    Presenter: Sophia Vitalis

    Reciprocal Consulting is a Vancouver-based Indigenous owned and operated consulting company.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "I found the Culturally Responsive Evaluation course delivered by Reciprocal Consulting to be very useful and well delivered. The first half drove home the point of why we need to be culturally responsive, given that we are all operating from various paradigms, world views, assumptions, and different versions of the truth based on our colonial history. And the second half of the course gave us practical advice on how to overcome barriers for cultural safety in research, what traps to avoid, and what steps to consider in a culturally responsive evaluation from start to finish. The facilitators packed a lot of information and group interaction into the one-day course. I would recommend it to others and I bet the longer course would be even more impactful."

    Natalya Kuziak
    Senior Evaluation Manager
    Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services, Canada

    "It was an invigorating and soul-quenching day of discussion and sharing for which I am truly grateful, both personally and professionally. Both you and Sofia did an amazing job of sharing your knowledge, wisdom and leadership with us all on that day."

    As a federal public servant I have frequently been approached by colleagues unsure (and uncomfortable with their uncertainly!) on how to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments on evaluations and engagements in general. After having attended your recent workshop, not only have I gained valuable knowledge and insight into improving my own approach to meaningful interactions and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, but I have a clearer idea thanks to your wonderful example of how to advise others how to do so as well."

     Shawn Jackson
    Evaluation Officer
    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada






    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 09:00
    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 16:30
    • Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2


    Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation

    The Essential Skills Series is a four-day workshop that equips participants to enter and participate in the evaluation field. Graduates will be able to describe core evaluation concepts and techniques, from the planning process to standards through methods for data collection and analysis. Using case studies and other adult learning methods, participants will develop knowledge and skills in planning and conducting evaluations. While evaluation experience is not a prerequisite, participants would benefit from knowledge in a related field such as program planning/management, or social science research.

    Designed by the Canadian Evaluation Society, the Essential Skills Series covers a full range of evaluation topics at an introductory level.

     Topics Covered:

    • Foundations of evaluation
    • Evaluation objectives and roles
    • Program profiling
    • Evaluation questions
    • Evaluation indicators
    • Common research methods
    • Evaluation design
    • Data collection
    • Data management and analysis
    • Synthesizing evidence
    • Communicating evaluation findings

    Instructors: Russell Graham

    Delivery: 1 week, Classroom

    Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):

    Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Wed, Nov 27, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Thu, Nov 28, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Fri, Nov 29, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm

    $1199.00 + GST



    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • Strategy Room 420, Morris J Wosk Center for Dialogue, SFU, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
    • 36
    Register


    CESBC Professional Development Workshop:

    Data Visualization & Communication with Heather Krause

    Space is limited to 40 people. Register by November 30, 2019 to reserve your seat!

    Download Flyer

    You asked for a hands-on data viz workshop….. We are giving you that and so much more.

    In conjunction with our annual conference on Jan 24, 2020, CESBC is pleased to offer a roll-up-your sleeves data viz workshop that is routed in culturally responsive practices.

    Date: Thursday January 23, 2020

    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

    Location: Strategy Room 420, Morris J Wosk Center for Dialogue,580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

    Lunch: Included

    Bring your laptops! (We really mean it this time!)

    In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use data visualization and storytelling in a culturally responsive way. This workshop takes the basics of data visualization and embeds a culturally responsive and equity-based lens. You will learn the “Why” and the “How to” using a seven-step framework

    Presenter: Heather Krause CEO Datassist, PStat, Data Science for the Non-profit World

    Heather has spent over a decade doing research on the best data viz and evaluation communication practices from a cross-cultural perspective.

    www.idatassist.com





    A seven-step framework will be used to provide practical checklists and processes for building data products that are suitable for diverse cultural settings and communities. You will work individually and together in small groups with simple data sets and graphics to apply the lessons learned. The hands-on activities include non-technical experiences using Lego bricks, modeling clay, crayons, and tiles and technical practice using Excel.

    The workshop will include:

    • An overview of culturally responsive and equitable data and data visualization.
    • Step by step checklists to embed cultural responsiveness into your work.
    • Hands-on non-technical exercises that provide direct experience in what equity in data viz feels and looks like.
    • Hands-on practice building culturally responsive data visualizations in Excel.

    The class is primarily taught in Excel 2013 (PCs), Excel 2010 (PCs), and Excel 2011 (Mac). Attendees should have some basic working knowledge of Excel.






    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • TBD

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    2020 CESBC Evaluation Conference 

    #EvalBC2020    

    What’s in your Evaluation Toolbox?

    Preliminary Program | Buddy Program | 
    Call for Volunteers | 
    Information for Presenters 

    Evaluation practice is rapidly evolving and new tools and methods are constantly emerging.  What’s a busy evaluator to do? Come learn from your peers!

    The 2020 CESBC Evaluation Conference is being held in Vancouver, BC, on Friday, January 24, 20210. This conference is about opening up our evaluation toolboxes and sharing with each other what we know and what we’ve learned. The goal is for every attendee to come away from the conference with something new to apply in their work. The conference is an opportunity to strengthen skill sets, build up your network of evaluators, and make new connections. Our focus is on building CESBC’s culture as an innovative and supportive evaluation community.

    The Conference Organizers

    The conference is brought to you by the Lower Mainland members of the BC chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society. CESBC is a chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), the professional organization for evaluation professionals, students, academics and users of evaluation (such as managers, program staff and planners). CESBC is a member funded voluntary organization. We work to provide the evaluation community in British Columbia with learning opportunities, networking and resources. We are happy to take advice and organize events that the community suggests.

    Where: TBD

    When: Friday, January 24 2020

    Time: Registration: 8:15am, Conference: 9:15am to 4:20pm

    Lunch: Provided

    CESBCY AGM: Reception & Networking: 4pm, AGM 4:45pm to 5:45 pm


    Information for Presenters


    Registration: 

    CHECK BACK


    “Get in Touch” email address is: CESBCConference2020@gmail.com




    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 09:00 - 16:30
    • Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2


    Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation

    The Essential Skills Series is a four-day workshop that equips participants to enter and participate in the evaluation field. Graduates will be able to describe core evaluation concepts and techniques, from the planning process to standards through methods for data collection and analysis. Using case studies and other adult learning methods, participants will develop knowledge and skills in planning and conducting evaluations. While evaluation experience is not a prerequisite, participants would benefit from knowledge in a related field such as program planning/management, or social science research.

    Designed by the Canadian Evaluation Society, the Essential Skills Series covers a full range of evaluation topics at an introductory level.

     Topics Covered:

    • Foundations of evaluation
    • Evaluation objectives and roles
    • Program profiling
    • Evaluation questions
    • Evaluation indicators
    • Common research methods
    • Evaluation design
    • Data collection
    • Data management and analysis
    • Synthesizing evidence
    • Communicating evaluation findings

    Instructors: Russell Graham

    Delivery: 1 week, Classroom

    Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):

    Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Wed, Apr 22, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Thu, Apr 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm
    Fri, Apr 24, 2020 9:00am - 4:30pm

    $1199.00 + GST



Past Events

09 Aug 2019 CESBC Webinar: What do I need in my Evaluation Toolbox?
12 Jul 2019 CESBC Webinar: Data Placemats for Different Tables
14 Jun 2019 CESBC Webinar: Our Developmental Evaluation Journey: Navigating Supports for Newcomer Refugees
11 Jun 2019 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: If you build it, they might not come: Strategies and lessons learned reaching hard to reach populations
14 May 2019 CESBC Victoria Evaluation Social
08 May 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
23 Apr 2019 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Apr 2019 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: Putting our Minds Together: Research and Knowledge Management Strategy
10 Apr 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
29 Mar 2019 CESBC Vancouver Island Kick-off Planning Meeting for 2019 – Victoria Pub Night!
27 Mar 2019 CESBC Student, Emerging & ALL evaluators - Vancouver Pub Night!
13 Mar 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
13 Feb 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
21 Jan 2019 CESBC Workshop: Effective Data Visualization
14 Jan 2019 PDHA 06 Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation
09 Jan 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
12 Dec 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
30 Nov 2018 CESBC Annual General Meeting
30 Nov 2018 CESBC 2018 Conference - What’s in your Evaluation Toolbox?
27 Nov 2018 CESBC & IPAC - New Professionals Speed Mentoring Event #2
14 Nov 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
08 Nov 2018 [CANCELLED] CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: Partnering with the BC Health Care Industry to evaluate workplace health & safety using Business Intelligence (BI) - Tableau Scorecard
06 Nov 2018 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Oct 2018 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: How To Know If It’s Working: Developing an Organizational KT Evaluation Framework
10 Oct 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
04 Oct 2018 CESBC Interior Event: Networking Non-Profits: Program Sustainability with Kylie Hutchinson
27 Sep 2018 IPAC - Policy & a Pint: Medical Assistance in Dying
24 Sep 2018 CESBC Workshop: Beyond the Basics: Survey Skills+ [CANCELLED]
20 Sep 2018 CESBC Interior Region: Evaluation Café Event
13 Sep 2018 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: At the Intersection of Knowledge Translation, Evaluation and Implementation Science; Navigating a Role for Evaluation
12 Sep 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
11 Jul 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
27 Jun 2018 IPAC Vancouver - Government Collaboration: Merging or Diverging Policy ‎Perspectives - Workshop & Annual General Meeting
21 Jun 2018 CESBCY Workshop: The ABC’s of Focus Groups and Interviews
13 Jun 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
12 Jun 2018 CESBCY Application Clinic: Credentialed Evaluator Application Support Initiative
07 Jun 2018 CESBCY Evaluation Café Event
07 Jun 2018 CESBCY & IPAC - New Professionals Speed Mentoring Event
26 May 2018 CES 2018 National Conference
14 May 2018 CESBCY Info Session: Credentialed Evaluator Application Support Initiative
09 May 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
24 Apr 2018 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Apr 2018 Reestablishment of the Yukon CES Chapter
11 Apr 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
15 Mar 2018 Innoweave Impact Accelerator
14 Mar 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
26 Feb 2018 UVIC - Forum - Linking Evaluation & Spending Reviews
22 Feb 2018 IPAC - Policy & Pint: Discuss & Debate the Legalization of Non-Medical Cannabis
29 Jan 2018 CESBCY Lessons from the Trenches - Conversation on Evaluation Bloopers and Lessons
24 Nov 2017 CESBCY Annual General Meeting
14 Nov 2017 The CESBCY Students & New & Evaluators' Network Meet-Up
24 Oct 2017 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
27 Sep 2017 CES Webinar: Harvesting Knowledge through Reflection
20 Sep 2017 CES Webinar: The Reflective Practitioner: The Path to Innovation
20 Jul 2017 CESBCY Networking Dinner : Fail Fest
19 Jul 2017 Social Return on Investment (CESBCY FREE Webinar)
06 Jun 2017 Canadian Evaluation Society networking evening in Whitehorse, Yukon!
03 Jun 2017 New & Emerging Evaluators Meet Up with guest speaker Russell Graham
31 May 2017 IPAC - Passing the Torch: Inter-Generational Learning
25 May 2017 CESBCY Vancouver Methodology Mingler
09 May 2017 Participatory Data Analysis for Evaluators: Data Parties and Dabbling in the Data
02 May 2017 Voices UP! @ C2017 - FREE EVENT
30 Apr 2017 CES 2017 National Conference
27 Apr 2017 IPAC Vancouver Spring Mixer: Public Transportation Dialogue
26 Apr 2017 Transformation in Evaluators’ Roles: Reflections from CES 2017 Presenters (FREE Webinar)
25 Apr 2017 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
28 Feb 2017 New & Emerging Evaluators Social Meet-Up
09 Jan 2017 The Evaluators Institute - January Program 2017
15 Dec 2016 IPAC & CESBCY - The Breakfast Club. Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection
26 Nov 2016 New & Emerging Evaluators Logic Model Learning Session
14 Nov 2016 Book Club: Evaluation as Social Learning
09 Nov 2016 SFU Evening Lecture with Michael Quinn Patton
04 Nov 2016 CESBCY AGM 2016
27 Oct 2016 IPAC Vancouver: Perspectives on Indigenous Engagement
25 Oct 2016 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
12 Oct 2016 New & Emerging Evaluator’s Social Meet-Up
24 Sep 2016 Tableau Training: The World’s Leading Data Visualization Software
14 Jun 2016 Career Perspectives: Reflections & Projections
11 Jun 2016 New & Emerging Evaluators Meet Up
19 May 2016 Book Club: Evaluation as Social Learning
17 May 2016 CMC Canada
26 Apr 2016 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
19 Apr 2016 2016 IPAC New Professionals Workshop
10 Mar 2016 IPAC Vancouver: Spring Networking Social Mixer
05 Mar 2016 Meet-Up for New & Emerging Evaluators
20 Nov 2015 CESBCY AGM 2015
20 Nov 2015 2015 Lower Mainland CESBCY Conference - Collaboration, Contribution and Collective Impact
20 Oct 2015 ESS Vancouver (Royal Roads University)
26 Aug 2015 An Epic Evaluation Evening in the Okanagan
28 Apr 2015 Essential Skills Series
23 Apr 2015 Better Stakeholder Interviews
14 Apr 2015 CMC-BC-Vancouver Island: Gauging the Performance of Local Governments: Reflections on the Progress and Pressures Faced with Reviews and Measurement
21 Nov 2014 CESBCY AGM
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