CESBC Webinar: Participatory Approach to Evaluation: Democratizing Evaluation and Embodying Social Inclusion

WHEN:  Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer’s requirements here

COST: Free (long distance charges may apply if you dial in rather than use Zoom app)

LANGUAGE: English

REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom

(Please join the webinar at 12:00 pm. And the webinar will end before 1:00 pm. The webinar is booked for a longer timeframe for organizational purposes only.)

Presented by Janice Duddy, Mona Lee, and Paul Kerber 

Webinar description:

The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is a community-based network supporting HIV/HCV organizations in BC. PAN uses a highly participatory approach to evaluation and will share learnings on the benefits, needed resources, and tools for this approach. When adapting to evaluation, PAN integrates community-based research (CBR) principles such as, ensuring that projects are collaborative, change-oriented and inclusive; have built-in supports to ensure participation of people with lived experience (PWLE); and grounded in methodological rigor and sound ethical practices. We have accomplished this by: bringing people most affected to the decision-making tables; building accessible evaluation training modules; and supporting Peer Evaluators to lead the work. To be successful, teams need to allow for extra time and resources and develop a culture of trust and learning. Impacts include: more relevant and nuanced evaluation questions; greater use of evaluation findings; empowering PWLE to lead evaluations; and democratizing evaluation and supporting social inclusion.

Biography of presenters:

Janice Duddy is the Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research at the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN). She has worked at PAN since 2013 and has been the Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research (CBR) since 2016 (a position supported by the CIHR Centre for REACH). Prior to her work at PAN she worked at the Provincial Health Services Authority

Mona Lee, Manager of Evaluation at the Pacific AIDS Network, started her evaluation journey as a Master of Public Health student at SFU. Now championing participatory approach and shared measurement framework in evaluation, she supports a number of evaluation projects in partnership with community-based organizations across BC and Canada.

Paul Kerber is the Evaluation Coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN). He works on a diverse group of evaluation projects in British Columbia and Canada.

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