Tag: evaluation

A New Evaluation Resource: Peer Evaluator Training Manual

  PAN is excited to introduce a new comprehensive resource on evaluation – the Peer Evaluator Training Manual! We hope this will be a good resource for PAN, REACH and other teams doing participatory evaluation work around the country. This resource will particularly be useful to those seeking to build evaluation capacity including teams that are working with people… Read more »

Introduction to Realist Evaluation

What is Realist Evaluation? Realist Evaluation is a theory-based approach that asks “How or why does this work, for whom and in what circumstances?” rather than just “what works?” The goal is to develop a detailed theory on how a program works and unpack the processes that are normally non-observable. When to Use Realist Evaluation… Read more »

PAN JOB POSTING: Making It Work Research Coordinator

Making It Work Research Coordinator (Part-time) Position: Research Project Coordinator Status: Part Time Position (~12 hours per week) Time Period: 44 week position Remuneration: $23-$25/hr Location: Anywhere in the Province   The Pacific AIDS Network and the Making It Work project is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate and administer activities of this community-based research… Read more »

PHAC’s Evaluation Report Guide and Compendium Online

We have worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to post all of their evaluation tools up on the REACH Website. These tools are meant to be used as a resource to community-based organizations submitting proposals for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. However, they are also a helpful resource for… Read more »

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 30th to May 3rd at the Westin Bayshore on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver. The theme of the conference, “Facing Forward:  Innovation, Action and Reflection”, is designed to inspire evaluators at all levels to… Read more »

PAN has recently launched a new, online tool to support the building of shared, or common measures for community-based HIV and HCV Organizations in BC. This tool outlines a series of indicators that can be used to measure the contribution community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making to the prevention and care cascade in their region. It is hoped… Read more »

SHAPE Study is Recruiting Participants

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS’ SHAPE study, launched in March 2016, is looking for participants. The purpose of this study is to learn what challenges individuals face accessing HIV care and treatment in the context of increased funding for HIV care through the province-wide rollout of the STOP Program. More information about the… Read more »

The term “evaluation” can often be intimidating to people who don’t work in the field or for people who are just beginning an evaluation, and we would like to make their purpose simple. Evaluations serve to answer the questions: What is important? What is working and what isn’t? How we can make changes to improve… Read more »

What is the difference between research and evaluation?

We often hear research and evaluation talked about in very similar circles – they both use methods to gather data and work to answer a question. However, they are different disciplines and have different focuses and practices and it is important to take some time to distinguish between the two. Some of the high-level differences… Read more »

Bloodlines Magazine Evaluation – We Need Your Feedback!

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network is requesting your participation in a brief survey about Issue #14 of Bloodlines Magazine. Bloodlines is a full colour magazine featuring Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA). This magazine offers a forum in which APHAs can share their personal experiences, discuss issues affecting them, and offer advice and suggestions to their peers…. Read more »

NEW RESOURCE: Welcome to REACH’s Evaluation Toolkit

Sometimes doing an evaluation can seem like an insurmountable task. But we are all having to learn more about evaluation because we need to show that our programs are working and are having positive outcomes. Have you ever asked questions like: Why do I need to do evaluation? What is a logic model? How do… Read more »

Bloodlines Magazine Evaluation – We Need Your Feedback!

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network is conducting an evaluation of their Bloodlines Magazine. Bloodlines is a full colour magazine featuring Aboriginal Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA). This magazine offers a forum in which APHA’s can share their personal experiences, discuss issues affecting them, offer advice and suggestions to their peers. The evaluation of Bloodlines aims to explore potential benefits… Read more »