I’m excited to introduce Dr. Giselle Patrick as my new colleague at Strong Roots Consulting! Based in Saskatoon, Giselle brings a strong skillset and knowledge base in program evaluation, including a doctorate in Applied Social Psychology, and her previous experience working in the field includes both internal and external evaluator roles across Canada and in […]
Almost six weeks ago, my partner and I returned from a work trip to Ontario. Reports from near and far were already providing ample evidence that things were not normal, leading us to cancel plans to see friends and cut our trip short. Since then, we have seen how this “not normal” state has now […]
Lots of local events for this post! Saskatoon Events The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, as part of their “Courageous Conversation” speaker series, will be hosting a conversation on June 13 at 10am with Colleen Christopherson-Cote on the SPRP’s “12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatoon”. For more information or to RSVP, contact Adam Hawboldt […]
In addition to the news below, note that I will be heading out to Halifax this weekend for the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed if you’re interested in what’s happening there! Saskatoon Events The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, as part of their “Courageous Conversation” speaker series, will […]
Going forward, I’ll be posting on a twice-monthly basis, corresponding roughly to the first and third weeks of the month. From my experience in sharing events of interest to Saskatoon-based non-profit folks, I think that schedule will capture the majority of events while avoiding posts where all (or almost all) listings are simple repeats of […]
Apologies for missing last week’s news – I blame travel and March Madness (of the non-profit variety, not basketball!). On the plus side, the weather is definitely improving outside – perhaps not difficult after one of the coldest February’s on record – and the calendar is beginning to fill up with local spring events. Saskatoon […]
Not much new this week, aside from the opening of a grant opportunity through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Sometimes it’s just a slow news week, I guess! The next news post here will be the week of March 4. Saskatoon Events The University of Saskatchewan’s Community Relations and Engagement Office is hosting a talk and […]
Some great events happening this week in Saskatoon – though if you want to stay indoors with the weather (or if you’re reading this in a place where “snow” and “cold” are four letter words), we’ve got you covered too with a couple of online evaluation-related events coming up.
Regular news returns! This week we have a couple of last minute events in Saskatoon combined with a good range of evaluation-related online learning opportunities. Wrapping things up, some good news from CRA (how often can you say that?) for organizations with charitable status who also engage in advocacy or public education work.
Greetings from Calgary! I’m in town for this year’s edition of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference. While I’m excited as always to be participating, during my trip preparations I realized that my last post online was from last year’s conference! Though the site may have been quiet these past twelve months, Strong Roots Consulting has been anything but, filled with both interesting client projects and some initiatives to develop our own capacity.