Category: Evaluation News

PAN’s Research and Evaluation Department Changes

We wanted to reach out and share some changes happening within PAN’s Research and Evaluation Department.   First of all, Janice Duddy is leaving PAN. She has been working with us since 2013 and in the Director of Evaluation and Research role since 2016. With the important partnerships that Janice has helped build over the last… Read more »

Year in Review, 2021-22

  “We want to acknowledge the work and effort of our member organizations year over year: we see you. We hear you. Thank you for carrying on and inspiring us. We know that you are working in the face of some profound challenges.” — Executive Director’s Message   Excerpt from Executive Director’s Message: Peers, allies… Read more »

2022 AGM and Special Keynote Presentation

  PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 20, 2022. REGISTER HERE AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM AGM Keynote (All welcome!) The key to ending HIV/AIDS: Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous peoples Keynote presentation by Trevor Stratton, Indigenous Leadership Policy Manager for CAAN. Trevor will… Read more »

Job Posting: Evaluation Specialist

  Position: Evaluation Specialist Status: 0.747 FTE (28 hours per week) Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2022 with a possibility of an extension Remuneration: $55,000 – $62,500 based on experience and prorated to 0.747 FTE (28 hours/week) Location: Anywhere in the province Posting: Posting will remain active… Read more »

5 Questions with Jennifer Demchuk, Research Manager

  What sparked your interest in working in the HIV or hepatitis C community? Throughout nearly two decades of work with social justice issues and organizations, there have been strands of HIV and hepatitis C advocacy woven through my experience both personally and professionally. I had a basic understanding of some of the ongoing challenges… Read more »

Are you a community researcher or peer researcher living with HIV? We are conducting focus groups to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted your life and community-based research (CBR) employment experiences. We want to hear from people whose employment as peer researchers has been positively or negatively impacted, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

Five Questions with Anna Mertens, Evaluation Coordinator

Anna Mertens joined the PAN Evaluation Team in early 2022 after she volunteered with us on a project. Before joining PAN, she worked in Montreal’s HIV community for seven years at ACCM. She brings her experience coordinating and evaluating an online sexual health program. Anna also brings the evaluation and research experience she gained through… Read more »

Introducing Personal Experiences of Stigma Survey

The Personal Experiences of Stigma Survey has been a result of almost 2 years of work by a group of PAN partners, allies and community members who are working on stigma reduction across different fields. This working group emerged from conversations between PAN and the Community Action Initiative (CAI) about the potential benefits of having… Read more »

The Year in Review, 2020-21

  Message from PAN Leadership   The theme of this year’s PAN annual report is Doubling Down in Dual Public Health Emergencies.  When talking about the theme for this year’s report and our upcoming AGM. (Register now), we wanted to convey both the challenges facing our sector and communities, but also the strength and resilience of the… Read more »

  Over the past few years, there has been a shift towards system change approaches in evaluation. Evaluators are now speaking of “Blue Marble evaluation.” But what is it? This blog post will provide a brief answer to that question. Coined by Michael Quinn Patton, the concept of “Blue Marble evaluation” comes from the photo… Read more »

Measuring Impact of Advocacy – Part 2

As we covered in Part 1 of this two-part blog, advocacy is dynamic and not linear. No matter how clearly an organization articulates a pathway to a desired long-term policy change goal, it would be virtually impossible to name, predict or explain all the variables that might be important within that change process. This unpredictability… Read more »

Advocacy evaluation is a growing field of evaluation that seeks to capture a lot of the work that often remains unaccounted for, despite its importance for promoting equity and social justice. The theme of this year’s Canadian Evaluation Society Conference focused on ‌evaluation‌ ‌utilization. How do we make sure that ‌we not only use evaluation… Read more »