Category: Evaluation News

Improving Your Evaluation Skills

  If you talk to people about evaluation, it’s not unusual to hear some frustration with the process. Evaluation can prompt responses that run from love to hate: people appreciate the information evaluations can provide, or they don’t see the benefits of them at all. As we started to envision our upcoming 3-part professional development… Read more »

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘evaluation’? We want to support you to see evaluation as an activity that can help you learn about your organization and its programs. Simple questions like “What works well?” and “What could we adapt in our organization to make its programs and processes even better?”… Read more »

Shared Measurement

  You may have heard of shared measurement… or you may be taking a part in it currently! Shared measurement, often linked to collective impact, has been creating a buzz in the evaluation world for some time. Too often, we see organizations working in a disconnected way, unaware of what others are doing. Shared measurement… Read more »

Part 2 of a 2-part series   |   Read Part 1 This post is Part 2 in our two-part series related to Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) oral and poster presentations at this year’s Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. The first post in the series focused on Jaydee Cossar’s oral… Read more »

Part I of a 2 part series   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) had the good fortune of presenting several research and evaluation projects at the recent Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet, reconnect, and learn from a diverse group of researchers, people with… Read more »

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 »

Population Size Estimates Resources and Case Studies

Population Size Estimates (PSEs) for key populations most affected by HIV and HCV, namely gay, bi and other MSM and for people who inject drugs, have been developed. This project has been led by the BCCDC and supported by the Pacific AIDS Network, with consulting work provided by the University of Manitoba. In addition to the… 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 »

Participate in Pivot’s Project Inclusion

  Welcome to Project Inclusion – A human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention! At Project Inclusion we believe that stigma and exclusion are not inevitable. One key way to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C and overdose is to advance the human rights of people who have been excluded or stigmatized in society as a result of homelessness,… Read more »

Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old (HIV-)… Read more »

Darcy joined PAN in the summer of 2016, as one of the new Peer Evaluators working on the PLDI Impact Evaluation team. He comes from a varied career background and is currently a licensed educator and thespian (for anyone who might recall his 2015 Fringe musical – LOCO HERO JOE). Darcy is pleased to have… Read more »