Our goal

is to make evaluation accessible to all

Our mission is to assist our partners to

achieve their targeted impact by providing them with credible information that can support change for improvement, and build their capacity to produce and integrate program evaluation and community-based research in their planning.

 

Our approach is

Utilization-focused
Collaborative and inclusive
Rigorous
Ethical

Our practice is grounded in

Competency
Integrity
Accountability

Our skills

Our team brings together a broad range of skills:

  • Workshop design and facilitation
  • Skills training and coaching
  • Database creation, training, and management
  • Evaluation framework design
  • Data collection instrument design
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Geographic and information systems mapping
  • Data visualization and report design

What distinguishes us

Our connection with the Social Planning Council of Ottawa ties us with more than 90 years of:

  • a meaningful and long-lasting relationship with the community, public sector, service providers, and post-secondary institutions;
  • proven record of achieving positive social change in the community, pursuing social justice and reducing inequality.

We put the community first and our research and evaluation processes are rooted in community needs and knowledge

We provide employment opportunities to highly skilled professionals who are seeking employment experience to build their professional networks

We have a competent team of professionals that enables us to address complex issues and take on multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder, and cross-agency projects