Category: Evaluation News

PAN’s Evaluation Team had the pleasure of presenting at the 2018 Canadian Evaluation Society BC’s Evaluation Conference that was titled: What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox? The program was super interesting, with lots of great presenters. We were able to present our approach to participatory evaluation in a demonstration session titled: Participatory Approach to Evaluation: Democratizing… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. We wanted to learn what is working for participants and where the program might be fine-tuned to improve the experience. To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop… Read more »

We have written a blog post and hosted a webinar about shared measurement evaluation framework. In continuing to share our work in this area, we are pleased to share with you a project we undertook in northern British Columbia (BC). In 2016, Northern Health (NH) undertook a request for proposals to increase the geographic reach… Read more »

PAN has recently released a new report, Evaluation Survey Report: PHAC’s HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) Processes and Impacts – reported by community-based organizations in BC. The following is from the Executive Summary, which outlines the history of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) funding and the evaluation of the the new funding process. (Read… Read more »

In April, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) released “Hep C Resources in BC: what we have – what’s missing – and next steps”. The report outlines the results of their needs assessment, which focused on information and advocacy needs surrounding hepatitis C in the province of BC. This needs assessment was completed as work… Read more »

Madeline is part of the Community Based Research and Evaluation section of the PAN team. In addition to working with PAN, they have worked at Pacific Hepatitis C Network, and is also on staff with YouthCO as the Mpowerment Fraser East Coordinator. Madeline follows in the Meet the People at PAN tradition with the 5 Question Challenge.   … Read more »

When Pacific AIDS Network decided to take a participatory approach to the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s (PLDI) impact evaluation, we recognized the novelty of the design and wanted to find a way of tracking the successes and challenges of the process for everyone involved in the project. At the same time, we were interested in better understanding the… Read more »

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 »