Category: Evaluation

2023 AGM and Special Keynote Presentation

  PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 19, 2023   REGISTER HERE AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM AGM Keynote (All welcome!) Keynote Panel on “Safer Supply – what needs to change?” Presentation by Charlene Burmeister (Coalition of Substance Users of the North) and Kurt… Read more »

Using Developmental Evaluation: Learn, Adapt, Accomplish

Evaluation is a foundation of our work at PAN, embedded in our strategic directions, values and approaches. We are responsible to members and allies to work on the issues and directions that concern our communities. We evaluate informally through conversations and meetings, and formally through surveys, interviews, needs assessments, and other tools. Our Organizational Stigma… Read more »

PAN Experiences at CAHR 2023

    The 32nd Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR) “A Boomerang Effect: From HIV to SARS-CoV2 and Back again” was held in Quebec City in April of this year. It’s the premier gathering in Canada for those working in the field of HIV, along with policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending… Read more »

Digging into Difficult topics in Stigma Activism

  HIV activists have consistently confronted stigma from the emergence of HIV over forty years ago. A “nothing about us without us” approach, which originated in political activism centuries ago and has been centred in the disability movement, is not only used by disability and HIV activists, it’s also leveraged by people with lived and… Read more »

New Research and Evaluation Treehouse Resources

While research and evaluation are different, they share many similarities, especially when thinking about participatory methods. We think of research and evaluation like two different trees with different origins, intertwined in methods and analysis, that separate again in what they can tell you and how their information is shared. PAN’s Research and Evaluation department has… Read more »

Working with evaluation data often involves several people or organizations. Each of these may have a different expectation for how the data is used. It’s important from the start of an evaluation project to have discussions to create a mutual understanding of how the information and data will be managed, secured, stored, shared, and communicated…. Read more »

PAN has used participatory evaluation (PE) in many of its evaluations and learned  how this approach works in practice. We are excited to have a Practice Note in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation published, and we are happy to share some of our insights here with you. Participatory evaluation (PE) approach reflects the best… Read more »

5 Questions with Samara Mascarenhas, MPH Practicum Student

Samara is currently in her second year of the Master of Public Health program at University of Waterloo, and will be completing her practicum with PAN during the winter term from January to March 2023. Samara has previously completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Mental Health from University of Toronto. What… Read more »

Exploring the Language of Stigma Reduction

Introducing OSAC The PAN team is excited to be in the development phase of the Organizational Stigma Assessment Cycle Project (OSAC).  The push for this project came from community input over the past few years at the Stigma Reduction Deliberative Dialogue and Let’s Talk Stigma Reduction. Identifying steps for action at the events, participants said… Read more »

Job posting: Research and Evaluation Specialist, PAN

Position: Research and Evaluation Specialist Status: 1.0 FTE Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2024 with a possibility of an extension Remuneration: $55,000 – $62,500 based on experience Location: Virtual position, work from home office Posting: Posting will remain active until the position is filled, we will begin… Read more »

The work we do at PAN is collaborative and rooted in the issues identified by our member organizations. We begin with community-identified needs, followed by carefully considered data, and deliver results for community development, skills building and action. This process reflects three of our key values including accountability and stewardship, evidence-based action, and collaboration and… Read more »

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 »