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Our main clients are federal government departments and agencies and not-for-profit organizations. We have also provided consulting services to municipal governments, private companies, universities and foreign governments.

Since our firm’s inception in January 2002, we have carried out over 200 successful consulting projects. Recent examples are the following:


Canada Border Services Agency – Kelly Sears is one of two consulting firms awarded a standing offer for evaluation services on behalf of the CBSA. In 2017 Kelly Sears conducted an evaluation of the Agency’s Recourse Program. In December 2017, our firm was asked to assist with an evaluation of the new Primary Inspection Kiosk technology which is being introduced to the major airports across Canada.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Kelly Sears conducted a major review of the CMHC’s Housing Outlook Conferences, which are held in many cities across Canada annually, and which provide information on housing outlook trends and forecasts to industry professionals. The study involved interviews with industry leaders across Canada along with surveys of conference attendees and non-attendees. This study was completed in May 2016.

Canadian Space Agency – Kelly Sears has conducted several large-scale evaluations on behalf of the CSA in recent years, including evaluations of: the International Space Station Assembly and Maintenance Operations Program (2015-16), Canada’s Contribution Agreement with the European Space Agency (2014-15), the CASSIOPE and NEOSSat satellite missions (2013-14) and the David Florida Laboratory (2014).

Department of Canadian Heritage – In January 2018 Kelly Sears was one of five consulting firms to be awarded a standing offer contract for the provision of evaluation services over the next two years (2018-19 and 2019-20). Kelly Sears has conducted many evaluation studies for the Department over the past decade. Recent examples are the Evaluations of the Multiculturalism Program (2017-18), Movable Cultural Property Program (2015-16) and the Canada Media Fund (2014-15).


Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – Kelly Sears is partnering with BBMD Consulting to conduct an evaluation of the Electronic Surgical Synoptic Quality Initiative. This study began in June 2016.

Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance – Kelly Sears conducted two strategic review and assisted the Board of Directors in preparing strategic plans in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Toronto Centre – Development and implementation of the organization’s performance measurement framework and conduct of an evaluation study of the organization in accordance with its contribution agreement with CIDA in 2015.