October 2021 - Kelly Sears is supporting the Evaluation Services Directorate with the Evaluation of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH). This program provides funding to non-profit community organizations, Indigenous governments and municipal governments to support them in planning and organizing events and projects that engage citizens through performing and visual arts, [...]
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October 2021 - Kelly Sears has been engaged by Natural Resources Canada to support the Audit and Evaluation Branch with an evaluation study of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX), focusing on Phase IV Implementation. This phase involves the federal government's commitments to implementing accommodations that are complementary to the project's approval to reduce [...]
March 2020 - Kelly Sears is supporting Ottawa-based Angophora Consulting in conducting an evaluation of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute. CAPI conducts research and assessments of the long-term challenges and opportunities facing the agri-food sector, and contributes to the development of agri-food policies for Canada. The evaluation is assessing the relevance and performance of the [...]
February 2020 - Kelly Sears has been contracted by the Department of Canadian Heritage to evaluate three financial assistance programs administered by Sport Canada: Sport Support Program, Hosting Program and Athlete Assistance Program. Together, these programs enhance the Canadian high performance sport system by supporting athletes and Canadian sport organizations and helping organizations to host [...]
January 2020 - BBMD Consulting in partnership with Kelly Sears has been selected to conduct a large-scale evaluation of CADTH, a not-for-profit organization that assesses and reviews health technologies, informs healthcare decision-makers about advances in technologies, and provides a better understanding of how health technologies can benefit patients in Canada. This study will assess CADTH’s [...]
December 2019 - Kelly Sears has been engaged by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to examine the use of Strategic Research Plans (SRPs) as well as other tools and data that might better report on the results of federal government research investment in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The fundamental question of this study asks [...]
October 2019 - On behalf or Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Kelly Sears assessed the private sector landscape in health-related genomics in Canada by mapping the activities of the private sector, analyzing the scale and impact of private sector investments, and identifying the challenges and opportunities. In the Canadian health sector, genomics has been [...]
June 2019 - Kelly Sears is partnering with Hickling Arthurs Low to conduct a major review of 31 R&D programs launched by NRC between 2012-13 and 2017-18. The objectives of the review are to assess the performance of all 31 programs; assess their value-for-money; and identify lessons learned. The study will involve an extensive document [...]
Department of Canadian Heritage – Organizational Review of Access to Information & Privacy Secretariat
March 2019 - Kelly Sears has been engaged to conduct an organizational review of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Secretariat at Department of Canadian Heritage. Across the federal government ATIP units face an ever increasing workload. The Office of the Information Commissioner monitors the performance of federal departments and agencies in responding to [...]
March 2019: Kelly Sears has been engaged by Corporations Canada (a Special Operating Agency within Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) to conduct an organizational capacity assessment. Corporations Canada is Canada's federal corporate regulator. The consulting team will use Kelly Sears' organizational capacity assessment tools (available in the Resource Center of this website) to assess [...]