We like using mixed methods in program evaluation, generally using quantitative elements like surveys and utilization (administrative) data to create a framework that is then filled in more richly with qualitative data (focus groups, interviews). Because we are working with dynamic (living, changing) populations, we find this is the best method of assessing change in real-time, as well as looking at impact in a multi-year, multi-community, multi-disciplinary setting. We have expertise in all stages of evaluation: design (including decolonizing methodologies, community consultation, needs assessments), ethics applications (including OCAP principles), implementation, analysis, reporting, and knowledge translation. We have experience using evidence to inform policy and decision making at post-secondaries, particularly in the fields of Indigenous engagement, mental health and wellbeing, and health promotion more broadly. Due to our editing expertise, we can write and review all of these elements in grant applications and reporting.
Working in community-engaged research, and being humans who care about making good real-time decisions to benefit communities, our evaluation experience has always been about systems analysis and continuous quality improvement. This value is what we have taken from research to operations, employing skills in: project documentation, business writing, vendor engagement, and analyzing operational problems and identifying solutions. In a workplace setting, we take health promotion evaluation, combined with employment engagement and other surveys, to improve wellbeing programs. In the wellbeing field, this means looking at strategic areas like: mental health, equity and inclusion, Indigenous engagement, collaborative leadership, and physical activity.
When you contact us, we will work with you to lay out a project scope and develop a flat project budget with deliverables.