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Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Correctional Service Canada

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive at Correctional Service Canada to carry out a neutral assessment of the evaluation function. The Treasury Board Policy on Results requires that an independent assessment be carried out by all large departments every five years. Kelly Sears has completed several neutral assessments in [...]

Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Correctional Service Canada2024-04-11T09:02:49-04:00

Capacity Building Support for CAPC and CPNP Projects – Public Health Agency of Canada

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Public Health Agency of Canada to hold a series of webinars for over 600 community-based groups that administer the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). The objective of the webinars is to support groups in applying to these programs in the fall [...]

Capacity Building Support for CAPC and CPNP Projects – Public Health Agency of Canada2024-04-11T08:58:55-04:00

Surveys of Participants of the Community Action Program for Children and Canada Prenatal Program – Public Health Agency of Canada

Kelly Sears and its joint venture survey partner, Narrative Research, have been selected by the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct surveys of participants of two programs: the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Program (CPNP). The CAPC provides funding to community groups that promote the healthy development of young [...]

Surveys of Participants of the Community Action Program for Children and Canada Prenatal Program – Public Health Agency of Canada2024-02-02T14:46:11-05:00

Evaluation of the Canada Book Fund – Department of Canadian Heritage

Kelly Sears is supporting the Evaluation Services Directorate at the Department of Canadian Heritage in conducting an evaluation of the Canada Book Fund, which is the Government's main funding program in support of Canada's book publishing industry. The main objective of the program is to provide readers with access to Canadian-authored books in Canada and [...]

Evaluation of the Canada Book Fund – Department of Canadian Heritage2024-02-02T14:35:39-05:00

Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Correctional Service Canada

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Chief Audit Executive to conduct a neutral assessment of the evaluation function at the Correctional Service of Canada. Departments are required to conduct independent assessments of the evaluation function every five years. These assessments focus on the department's compliance with the elements of the Treasury Board Policy on [...]

Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Correctional Service Canada2024-03-10T09:39:17-04:00

End User Feedback on the Navigator Service – Social Security Tribunal of Canada

The  Secretariat to the Social Security Tribunal (SST) has engaged Kelly Sears and our joint venture partner, Narrative Research, to conduct telephone interviews with users of the Navigator Service in the SST's Appeal Division. The SST makes decisions on appeals related to employment insurance benefits and social security benefits. The purpose of this study is [...]

End User Feedback on the Navigator Service – Social Security Tribunal of Canada2023-07-20T15:34:14-04:00

Assessment of Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness – Public Health Agency of Canada

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Public Health Agency of Canada to conduct an assessment of Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (CPIP), a planning guidance document that outlines how federal, provincial and territorial governments will work together to ensure a coordinated approach to pandemic preparedness and response. The CPIP consists of a main body that [...]

Assessment of Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness – Public Health Agency of Canada2023-07-20T15:26:40-04:00

Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Natural Resources Canada

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Audit and Evaluation Branch at Natural Resources Canada to conduct a Neutral Assessment of the evaluation function, a requirement of the Treasury Board Policy for Results (2016). The assessment will involve a review of past evaluation reports and interviews with senior management and a selection of program managers. [...]

Neutral Assessment of the Evaluation Function – Natural Resources Canada2023-07-20T15:15:51-04:00

Survey of Professional Development Needs of the Federal Procurement and Materiel Management Communities

Kelly Sears and its survey partner Narrative Research have been engaged by the Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM) and Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) to conduct a survey of the professional development needs of federal government procurement and materiel management professionals. The survey is being launched in late October 2022 and the results [...]

Survey of Professional Development Needs of the Federal Procurement and Materiel Management Communities2022-10-27T17:02:58-04:00

Evaluation of Rapid Housing Initiative

Kelly Sears has been engaged by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to conduct an Evaluation of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). The RHI is part of the Government of Canada's response to urgent housing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of affordable housing supply in the market.  The Government has [...]

Evaluation of Rapid Housing Initiative2022-10-27T16:57:38-04:00
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