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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kelly Sears is supporting HAL Consulting in the conduct of a study of Earth Observation (remote sensing) researchers for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The study will update an inventory of research activities at Canadian universities prepared in 2014. It will also conduct a survey of the population of Earth Observation researchers across Canada to [...]
June 2022 - Kelly Sears is supporting BBMD Consulting in conducting two evaluation studies for ITK, which is a non-profit organization that represents over 65,000 Inuit across Inuit Nunangat and the rest of Canada. One of the evaluation focuses on the Inuit Early Learning and Child Care program (IELCC) and other on the National Inuit [...]
June 2022 - Kelly Sears is supporting HAL Consulting to conduct a socio-economic impact study of TRIUMF, which is Canada’s national particle accelerator centre located on the campus of the University of British Columbia. It provides world-class facilities for research in sub-atomic physics, accelerator science, life sciences and materials science. The facility receives funding from [...]
May 2022 - Kelly Sears has been engaged by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to support the development of the Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy which was announced in Budget 21. Kelly Sears is conducting a research study on the commercialization and adoption of genomics-based technologies and innovations in Canada. The objective of the study is [...]
Organizational and Capacity Assessment of Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau, Health Canada
February 2022 - Kelly Sears is conducting a review of the Consumer and Clinical Radiation Bureau at Health Canada, a science-based organization with the mandate to protect the health of Canadians from the risks of radiation- emitting devices. A wide range of devices are regulated, including security products (e.g., airport baggage scanners), tanning equipment, and [...]