Nova Scotia Evaluator Origin Story

From Craig’s previous evaluation blog site: southshoreevaluation.ca (sseconsulting.ca), which has now become this site (craigmoorenovascotia.ca)! Today I shared Thanksgiving dinner with an international student from Vietnam as part of Engage Nova Scotia’s #sharethanksgiving campaign. The conversation spanned many topics including the reason for the effort- addressing the lack of young people staying in the province, and presumably trying at attract others to … Read More

Evaluation Culture in Nova Scotia

From Craig’s previous evaluation blog site: southshoreevaluation.ca (sseconsulting.ca), which has now become this site (craigmoorenovascotia.ca)! It has been a while since my last evaluation blog update. In that time I have now become an executive with the Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter. This position has given me some insight into evaluation in Nova Scotia, a province where I plan … Read More

Evaluation Capacity Building Workshop

From Craig’s previous evaluation blog site: southshoreevaluation.ca (sseconsulting.ca), which has now become this site (craigmoorenovascotia.ca)! Today I was lucky to have been a facilitator for an evaluation capacity building workshop with faculty at the University of Saskatchewan titled “Making Explicit What is Implicit About Your Program as the First Step in Program Evaluation”. This workshop was put on to help … Read More

Evaluating Social Programs- Applied to Nova Scotia

From Craig’s previous evaluation blog site: southshoreevaluation.ca (sseconsulting.ca), which has now become this site (craigmoorenovascotia.ca)! The last two weeks I have been taking a free on-line course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology on evaluating social programs using a randomized design to evaluate social programs (through EdX- find it here). Those of you familiar with research methods are probably aware that … Read More