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Membres titulaires

En novembre 2002, le Conseil national de la SCÉ a établi une nouvelle catégorie de membres, les membres titulaires de la Société canadienne d'évaluation (Fellowship). Le titre de membre titulaire reconnaît les réalisations de toute une vie, l'importance des services rendus et la position du membre au sein de la communauté de l'évaluation. En outre, le Fellowship appuie la Société canadienne d'évaluation en :

  • fournissant des avis au Conseil d'administration sur demande;
  • faisant la promotion de l'évaluation, de la profession et de la SCÉ;
  • représentant la SCÉ à la demande du Conseil d'administration;
  • faisant rapport au Conseil d'administration en temps opportun pour les réunions nationales et le rapport annuel.


Mai 2015

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mme Natalie Kishchuk. Voici la transcription de son introduction et de son discours d'acceptation.

Discours de présentation par Shelley Borys

Je suis extrêmement ravie de vous présenter ma chère amie et collègue, le docteur Natalie Kishchuk.

Natalie is our newest fellow and has been a pillar of the Canadian evaluation community for more than 25 years, advancing the field through her teaching, mentoring, advocacy and significant contributions to the ongoing work of the Canadian Evaluation Society. She is not only deserving of this honour, I think she actually defines what it means to be a CES Fellow. She is, as one of her nomination supporters described her, the perfect evaluator.

Natalie has presented workshops and/or papers at most CES annual conferences as well as Societé québécoise d'évaluation de programme (SQEP) events, generously sharing her knowledge and wisdom with countless evaluators. She has also published numerous articles, contributing to the advancement of our field. Throughout her career, she has devoted considerable time, energy and skill to advancing the interests of the CES. A very visible and current example is co-chairing this fantastic conference. It is noteworthy that this is the second time she has taken on this very demanding role, having also done so in 2000. She also has been heavily involved in the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund, serving in many different roles including Chair and now as a key member of the scholarship committee. She also has been a prominent and active member of the SQEP.

Natalie has been a passionate and consistent advocate for ensuring evaluation is accessible to all. From her early work on the development of the CES Ethical Guidelines through to her considerable contributions as a member of the CES Credentialing Board, she has reminded us to consider the full range of evaluators, to ensure none are left out as the profession moves forward.

Her participatory, empowerment and capacity-building approach to evaluation work with not-for-profit organizations has earned her a solid reputation as a trusted evaluation resource with the interests of her clients, and their program participants, always at top of mind. She always works hard to ensure that all stakeholders are respectfully consulted and their voices heard, even when that isn’t easy. As one of her supporters put it: “being able to speak truth to kings, all the while ensuring that those who are vulnerable and marginalized are respected, is one of Natalie’s unique qualities.”

The naming of Natalie as a CES Fellow seems so obvious that a couple people suggested that all that would be needed for her nomination would be to simply write her name on a piece of paper and submit it. Her reputation and contributions are so significant, impressive and long-standing that they really do speak for themselves. On top of that, Natalie is possibly the most well-liked evaluator in Canada!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Dr. Natalie Kishchuk to the Fellowship of the CES.

Discours d'acceptation

I am truly honored to receive this recognition. Thank you so much to the many fabulous colleagues who wrote really lovely, and wildly exaggerated, letters of support for my nomination. They reminded of how old I am and how far we go back on so many initiatives! And a special thanks to my special colleagues: Shelley Borys, Benoît Gauthier and Simon Roy, a constant source of learning and support.

I also have to thank my family: first of all my parents Boris and Marie Kishchuk, who, as my brother Paul, here today as well can attest, brought us all up in the spirit of community service. Now in their 80’s, they are still giving to their communities. I also thank my husband Marc Berwald, here today, and my amazing daughters Anastasia – also here today – and Marieke, who couldn’t be – for support and keeping me grounded and especially humble.

And since I have the mike for a minute still: the theme of this conference is Evaluation for the World we Want. (I love this theme and take no credit for it – we had an amazing conference organizing team who produced it). This has made me think about the world I want: the world I want to be contributing to as an evaluator.

Has it ever happened to you, that you did an evaluation interview with someone, and at the end, they thanked you? Really genuinely thanked you for asking them questions, like you gave them something?

This has happened to me in many situations over the year – in interviewing users of injection drugs in needle exchange program; it’s also happened to me with middle managers in the federal government, high school teachers, daycare workers, citizens using municipal parks, staff in community agencies…

What I hear behind those thank yous is often an experience, sometimes a lifetime of experience, of “disses”: disrespect, disdain, disregard, disapproval, dismissal…

I feel that one of our most important responsibilities as evaluators is to really listen, really hear, and act in the ways that we best know how – through rigorous analysis and effective communication – to take away those “disses”. What I want, as an evaluator, is a world where no one thanks me ever for interviewing them ever again.

Thank you again for this honor.

Mai 2015

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

M. Robert Lahey. Voici la transcription de son introduction et de son discours d'acceptation.

Discours de présentation par Kaireen Chaytor

I am indeed honoured to present to you our nominee for fellowship – Mr. Robert (Bob) Lahey.

A few years ago when a nominee was being presented the phrase was used – “I was surprised only to learn the nominee had not already been nominated. That applied then and applies today. Our nominee today is most worthy.

Bob comes to us from positions responsible for program evaluation in the Federal Government from the time of his graduation from Carleton University. He served with the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada, The Postal Services Review Committee, Forestry Canada and the Public Service Commission of Canada.

He was sought out by the Treasury Board Secretariat to be the first Executive Director for the Centre of Excellence for Evaluation (CEE).

While serving as Executive Director of CEE Bob made a concerted effort to advance the message of public sector evaluation. For instance, he accepted invitations to visit Dalhousie University and speak with students in the School of Public Administration. His message and his engagement were very meaningful for students. He spoke often to our program evaluation class and did a wonderful job summarizing the ‘evaluation picture’ of Canada. Students in the class this past summer remarked “I did not realize Canada had this strength in evaluation”. Bob has kindly given of his time to classes in several Universities.

In 1995, Bob was recognized by the CES for ‘Contribution to the ongoing development of Excellence in the field of Evaluation’, as a member of the NCC team that developed and delivered the original ‘Essential Skills Series of Workshops’ on ‘Understanding Evaluation’. In 2004, he was recognized with the ‘Contribution to Evaluation in Canada’ award.

Bob has supported the Canadian Evaluation Society – probably since its inception. In addition to two stints on the board of the National Capital Chapter, he has contributed to the national conferences. He has annually organized a panel on leading edge topics. At the end of the 2014 conference, he felt an omission in the presentation on Canada’s contribution to the world and immediately noted he would pick that topic up with a panel in 2015.

Bob is also active in conferences outside of Canada. He presents regularly at meetings of the American Evaluation Association, the European Evaluation Society and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), where he is a life member – again often organizing panel presentations on key topics of the day.

Bob has recently made a contribution through several publications. Of particular note is his work for the World Bank: The Canadian M&E System: Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Development. I recently used this document when teaching for University of Central Asia and participants found it to be a good explanation of Canada’s approach to evaluation. They were impressed with what Canada had accomplished.

Bob’s work since leaving TBS has focused largely on advising agencies in Canada and national governments abroad on the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems. With a focus on practical approaches that are going to be sustainable, he has worked closely with countries around the world and developed framework documents published by both the World Bank and United Nations Evaluation group (UNEG). Canada will be well represented as Bob presents as our newest Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Mr. President I present our nominee for fellowship.

Discours d'acceptation

Let me first say ‘thank you/merci’ to the CES for this special honour. I would especially like to express my thanks to Kaireen Chaytor and the others who put forward my name to become a CES Fellow. I am truly honoured, humbled and touched.

When I first told my wife about being named a CES Fellow, she was very pleased for me…and then asked what did it mean to be a ‘Fellow’? I had to admit that, besides the honour, I was not really sure. But I am happy to report that this year, those Fellows attending the conference are going to start a conversation that addresses that very point.

With that in mind, as a newly-minted Fellow, I would like to spend my few moments before you sharing what I think are critical factors in the development of an Evaluator. I aim my comments primarily at the many students here – Think of this as mentoring! This is not intended to be exhaustive and it is drawn from what I would refer to as a ‘rapid appraisal’ of my own career.

A starting point for me is to always try to draw ‘lessons’ from what we have experienced or observed, both the good and the bad – and then to store them away for future reference. If you think of your life as a journey of ‘continuous learning’, both professionally and personally, then taking the time to reflect on events close at hand and in the broader environment is an important part of that learning process.

Hounded by minutiae on a daily basis, we need to occasionally hit the ‘pause’ button and take the time to reflect on what is going on around us. As Evaluators we need to allow ourselves the time for ‘reflective moments’. When I was heading Evaluation units in federal departments, I introduced what I called a ‘Creative Pause’ session – one day a year intended to move us to a wider screen than the ‘busy-ness’ of day-to-day work often allows. I think that conferences offer great ‘creative pause’ opportunities.

My second point refers to Evaluator mobility, as a part of personal and professional development. I have always felt that the Evaluation skill set is quite portable, and that Evaluators should take advantage of that in their own development. While ‘communities of practice’ are important, I don’t think that it is healthy for the profession or the individual Evaluator to get siloed. I know that working across different areas as an Evaluator has helped develop my critical thinking skills. This is particularly important for public sector Evaluators, particularly if there is intent to engage in or influence policy. But, in doing this, it also means moving outside one’s comfort zone. I have done this a number of times in both my government and private sector careers. It is initially scary, but always quite exhilarating.

The last point I want to raise is the most important – family. I have always placed family as my top priority. In our busy world of being ‘Evaluators’, we need to ensure that ‘family’ never falls off the radar screen. What each of us needs to do is find the formula that works best for our individual situation. In my case, in years past, this might have found me reading an Evaluation Report in an arena where I was attending a speed skating meet in support of my youngest son. Or, coming home at 9:00 p.m. after coaching my two sons in T-ball, to start work on a briefing note that was due the next day. It’s about making choices in how we use our time, so that family and community are not neglected. It makes for a busy life, but one that is also rewarding. And, in the end, I truly believe that it contributes to making a better Evaluator. 

Juin 2014

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mme Shelley Borys. Voici la transcription de son introduction et de son discours d'acceptation.

Discours de présentation par Benoît Gauthier

Today marks an important celebration. We honour the accomplishments of my dear friend Shelley Borys.

Shelley has been active in the field of evaluation since 1987. Shelley left her mark wherever she went, in the world of the consultation, in the federal government, in academia and in the nonprofit universe.

Shelley worked for seven years within the CES structure as a board member and then president of the National Capital Chapter President, and as a member of National Council, Chair of Membership Services, and co-chair of the 1997 Conference.

Shelley actively participates in the work of the CES Credentialing Board since 2010 and is an assiduous advocate of the Credentialed Evaluator designation within the federal public service. Shelley has participated in the preparation of numerous articles published mainly in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and documenting the practice of evaluation in Canada. She delivered countless presentations at annual CES conferences and elsewhere on best practices in evaluation. At all times, Shelley has actively promoted CES as a professional society representing the best interests of the discipline.

Shelley also supported the professional development of dozens of employees and students in the field of evaluation, either through her influence as a supervisor or as part of his university courses.

During the past 27 years, Shelley has acquired an unparalleled prestige in the profession with an astute intelligence, an unfailing commitment, hard work, striking charisma, the patience of an angel, an uncommon energy, and a full complement of endearing charm.

Shelley Borys possède tous les attributs requis d'un membre titulaire de la Société canadienne d'évaluation. Attribuer ce statut à Shelley n'est pas simplement reconnaître une évidence, c'est aussi un acquis extraordinaire pour le fellowship lui-même.

It is with great emotion that I present you Shelley Borys.

Discours d'acceptation

I am deeply honoured by this. It means so much to be recognized by my colleagues in evaluation, and to be welcomed into the fellowship by evaluators whom I greatly respect and admire. I cannot believe I'm in the same group as you!

I would like to thank the National Capital Chapter for nominating me, in particular, Simon Roy, for organizing my nomination and Benoît Gauthier, Natalie Kishchuk, Alexandra Dagger, Janice Remai, Linda Lee, Andy Rowe, Tim Aubry and Frank Graves for supporting my nomination.

Benoît, Natalie and Simon are owed special thanks. If it hadn't been for Natalie a gazillion years ago, I may never have ended up here. I wasn't sure what to do after grad school, so I just followed the footsteps of Natalie (as she was always so wise) which brought me to apply for evaluation work in Ottawa. And then Benoît offered me my first job in evaluation, despite what I recall as a less-than-impressive job interview (if you ever want to know the most ridiculous answer to an interview question, I will tell you later)! And over the years, with Simon, these three individuals have become my cornerstone for evaluation – pushing me to learn more through our learning circle and, through our ongoing research on evaluation, helping me fuel my curiosity about, and continue to make a contribution to, this profession I've landed in. I also feel very indebted to the tremendous colleagues and team members I've had the pleasure of working with – the evaluation teams at EKOS, Environment Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and now at the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada have been composed of such talented and dedicated evaluators – every day of my career has been one where I've been stretched or challenged... in a good way!... or simply so very impressed by the work I see.

My colleagues on the variety of CES roles I've held have also been an inspiration to me – really smart people who work so hard to make the CES a strong organization that supports us all. But also, I have to say, people who are also just really great to spend time with! I can't recommend getting involved as a volunteer with CES highly enough!

I also have been blessed by supportive deputy ministers – senior managers who see the value in evaluation and who have encouraged the function to deliver to higher and higher standards. They have made me a better evaluator.

I'm very lucky to have my parents here today so I can publically offer them a thank you for serving as incredible examples for me to follow of the importance of volunteering, of pitching in to help make a difference.

It is a very exciting time to be in evaluation (although I think I have said that every year for the 25 years or so that I have been in evaluation). As a Society, we are making tremendous strides forward towards the professionalization of our field. The growing interest in and uptake of the Credentialed Evaluator is something to be particularly proud of. Each of us is an ambassador for evaluation – so I encourage you to consider obtaining the designation and of using every opportunity you have to help senior decision makers see the value in the work we do.

Nothing could make me prouder, however, than this incredible honour you've bestowed on me today. Thank you very much.

Juin 2013

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

M. Andy Rowe. Voici la transcription de son introduction et de son discours d'acceptation.

Discours d'introduction par Linda Lee

The Fellowship of the Canadian Evaluation Society is comprised of CES members who have achieved prominence in their field, contributing to evaluation and the promotion of the Canadian Evaluation Society for a period of at least 15 years. On behalf of the Canadian Evaluation Society, it is a privilege to introduce our newest CES Fellow – Dr. Andy Rowe.

Andy has made significant contributions not only through his service to the Canadian Evaluation Society and other evaluation associations, but also through his extensive and innovative work in the evaluation field, particularly in the area of environmental program evaluation.

Andy is a founder of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter where he built a network of local evaluators to form the chapter which remains active today with members in all regions of the province. Andy is also a former National President of CES from 1994 to 1996, among other accomplishments playing a key role in the success of the joint international conference in Vancouver in 1995. Andy was also instrumental in bringing an innovative CES National Conference to St. John's in 1998.

More broadly, Andy has been a major force in the growth of the Environmental Evaluators Network and a key leader in the Environmental Program Evaluation TIG of AEA.

Supporters of Andy's nomination included colleagues and clients in Canada and the United States. As one of his supporters described:

Andy is a singular contributor to one of program evaluation's newest subfields: Environmental Evaluation. He is a leader in the developing area of environmental evaluation theory who has pushed for practical innovations in methods and demonstrated excellence in execution of environmental evaluation. His more recent publications have anchored environmental evaluation firmly within the broader field of program evaluation, working to mature our thinking about evaluation contexts at [to quote Andy] "the intersection of complex and linked natural and human systems."

As another nominator noted:

Andy is a world-class ambassador of CES and of evaluation more generally. He conveys the importance of evaluation, while not falling prey to the risk of overpromising what evaluation can deliver. He advocates, and in his own practice implements, flexible and practical methods for evaluation, while still maintaining high standards for evidence. He has an infectious enthusiasm without the naiveté or tunnel vision that sometimes accompanies it.

From his promotion of CES nationally and internationally, to his work strengthening links between CES and AEA, to his fostering of the Environmental Evaluators Network, to his contributions to evaluation through publications, teaching, and presentations, Andy exemplifies the characteristics of a CES Fellow.

In closing, I would like to add something of a personal note. First, if you don't already know, Andy can be a very persuasive fellow. He was CES President when I first came onto CES Council. Somehow at my first meeting, I ended up chairing a Committee and then, two years later, Andy took my "I'll think about becoming CES President" as a definite "yes." Seriously, I had the good fortune to meet Andy as a result of our mutual involvement with CES and I have had the great pleasure of calling him a very dear friend and valued colleague ever since. So it is with delight that I welcome Andy into the CES Fellowship.

Discours d'acceptation

Being welcomed to the Fellowship of the Canadian Evaluation Society is a surprisingly humbling event for me. It involves being nominated by colleagues and friends whom I deeply respect, being honoured by the support of evaluators who I admire, and being accepted by Fellows whose significant contributions to evaluation have already been recognised. Thank you Linda Lee and Pat Saunders for nominating me. Thank you Mel Mark, Katherine Dawes, Beverley Parsons, Kai Lee, Bill Diepeveen, Bea Courtney, Russ Graham and Shelley Borys for supporting the nomination. And hello and thanks to the Fellows for your unanimous vote of welcome.

I am keenly aware that my contributions to evaluation and CES are intimately contingent to the efforts of many people with whom I have worked. And am pleased that their contributions to making me a better evaluator are also being recognised today. I am keenly aware that courtesy and tact have not been hallmarks of my relationship with evaluation and the Society. Admitting a blunt colleague to the Fellowship testifies to the maturity and spirit of CES and evaluation in Canada. Evaluation in Canada is in good hands.

Successful evaluation and the success of the Canadian Evaluation Society is directly connected to the meritorious contributions of many. The CES awards recognise and honour the contributions of our colleagues to both evaluation and the Society. I stand here to testify that awards matter, and to call on all of us to use the CES awards more assertively to pay tribute to those whose contributions have furthered evaluation and the Society.

Mai 2012

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mme. Nancy Porteous. Voici la transcription de son introduction et de son discours d'acceptation.

Knowing Nancy and her vast contribution to evaluation in Canada and around the world, I can only say bravo.

Nancy was accepted as a Fellow because of her innumerable contributions to the evaluation profession domestically and internationally over the past two decades. This includes important leadership roles in the Canadian Evaluation Society which have made CES and CES Educational Fund (CESEF) stronger organizations. Through her increasingly responsible positions in the Canadian public and not-for-profit sectors, Nancy has helped improve the capacity and performance of Canadian public and not for profit sectors in evaluation. In addition, Nancy has been and continues to be an enthusiastic promoter of evaluation and evaluators, which has in turn inspired others to become active proponents of evaluation in their own organizational and institutional milieu.

Finally, she has made important contributions to evaluation internationally, including representing Canada as a founding Board of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation and as a faculty member in the World Bank's internationally acclaimed IPDET program.

I could go on and on, but instead: on behalf of the Canadian Evaluation Society Fellowship I would like to welcome its newest member, Nancy Porteus.

Je vous remercie beaucoup pour ce prix très spécial. C'est vraiment un honneur d'être reconnue par ses pairs. Lorsque Martha Maguire, la présidente de la Société canadienne d'évaluation (SCE), m'a appelée pour me communiquer cette bonne nouvelle, j'étais tout à fait ravie, mais très surprise. Je suis touchée, et ce prix signifie beaucoup pour moi.

Je tiens à remercier la section de la capitale nationale de la SCE d'avoir proposé ma candidature, et plus particulièrement Heather Buchanan, Geraldine Cooney et Simon Roy, ainsi que Mary Kay Lamarche et Brenda Stead de l'avoir soumise au Conseil national. Je remercie du fond du cœur les personnes qui ont fait parvenir des lettres pour appuyer ma candidature – et pour l'énergie et le temps que vous avez consacrés à cette tâche alors que vos horaires sont déjà si chargés. François Dumaine, Benoît Gauthier, Karyn Hicks, Natalie Kischuk, John Mayne, Olive Moase, Anita Myers, Michael Obrecht, Paula Walters-Dazé et Rochelle Zorzi, merci. En fait, je ne suis pas reconnaissante envers ces personnes uniquement parce qu'elles ont soumis ma candidature ou rédigé des lettres d'appui, mais également pour les influences nombreuses et variées qu'elles ont eues sur moi et ma carrière au fil des ans, lesquelles m'ont permis de contribuer à la SCE et au domaine de l'évaluation en général.

Un merci particulier aux personnes avec qui j'ai travaillé au Conseil national de la SCE et aux comités de la section de la capitale nationale, à l'Organisation internationale de coopération en évaluation, au Fonds pour l'éducation et au jury d'accréditation. Un grand nombre de bénévoles dévoués ont consacré temps et talent pour faire avancer la profession. Cela représente beaucoup de travail et beaucoup de réalisations. Mais le plus important peut-être, ce sont les nombreuses amitiés qui se sont nouées.

Je remercie également mes collègues d'Ekos Research, de la Ville d'Ottawa et de l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada. Un merci tout spécial à l'équipe des Services d'évaluation de l'Agence : merci de me mettre à l'épreuve, comme gestionnaire, comme spécialiste de la méthodologie et comme mentor.

Merci aussi aux gestionnaires et aux employés dévoués du secteur des politiques et des programmes avec qui j'ai travaillé au fil des années de m'avoir aidé à comprendre les réalités sur le terrain liées à la mise en œuvre des politiques et à la prestation des programmes et d'avoir continuellement remis en question la qualité et l'utilité du travail d'évaluation.

Merci également aux participants aux ateliers et à d'autres séances de formation dans le cadre de conférences, de l'International Program for Development Evaluation Training, et plus récemment, de l'École d'administration publique et de politique de l'Université Carleton. Merci d'avoir communiqué votre expérience et de m'avoir poussée à fournir des directives claires et pratiques sur le quoi, le pourquoi et le comment de l'évaluation.

Et enfin, sur une note plus personnelle, je remercie mes parents, Roy et Kay, qui m'ont donné un exemple remarquable de ce que signifie servir sa communauté. Merci aussi à Corinne, ma formidable conjointe, et à nos trois merveilleux enfants Amber-Dawn, Christian et Joshua pour leur soutien et leur amour sans évaluation.

Il est fait mention dans la description des critères de sélection des titulaires de contribution constante notable à la SCE et au domaine de l'évaluation. Eh bien, pour moi l'autre côté de la médaille, c'est l'enrichissement constant notable que m'ont apporté les gens de la SCE et du domaine de l'évaluation en général pour mon cheminement et mon apprentissage personnels et professionnels au cours des 20 dernières années. J'invite chacun d'entre vous à se joindre à la SCE. Croyez-moi, ce que vous y investirez vous sera remis au centuple. Et je suis certaine que vous y ferez la rencontre de personnes dévouées, créatives et attentionnées qui sont résolues à faire une différence.

Mai 2011

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mme. Kaireen Chaytor. Voici la transcription de son discours d'acceptation.

Thank you for this wonderful recognition. First, to the Nova Scotia Chapter of CES and everyone who contributed to the nomination. It was indeed a surprise. I was gob-smacked, and, as the organizer of the nomination said, it was the only time she had seen me speechless. Thank you to the Fellows for letting me enter. I have joined a group who, as dedicated evaluators and as great people, I respect. I also have the finest admiration for my fellow-Fellow today. When Nancy Carter heard who would share the stage, she responded with the comment: "that is terrific because you have such an evaluation crush on 'the other fellow'". It is indeed an honour to share the stage.

I believe the thrust of my nomination was the mentorship I have given to so many young people and those entering evaluation. Whether it was directed to people or program, I have been known to encourage the practice of evaluation. Yes, I have taught with enthusiasm, those taking their Masters in Public Administration, many working in the non-profit sector and many public sector employees through an in-service on evaluation. Let me say, as my first message as a fellow, that you should take every opportunity you can to mentor on evaluation, wherever you can. It has its rewards. When you see your once-co-op student on the executive of the National Council of CES; when a once-co-op student finishes her PhD at Rotman School of Management, takes the best job in evaluation in Halifax and co-presents with you at this conference – I believe I have evidence that mentoring has an impact.

When on a panel 'Lay of the Land' at last year's conference, I noted we are being asked to evaluate many knowledge transfer programs, but we may need to think about our own knowledge transfer methods and activities. Start knowledge transfer with simply mentoring those within your reach – and take an interesting what happens.

Thank you again, all of you, very much.

Mai 2011

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

M. Steve Montague. Voici la transcription du discours de mise en nomination présenté par Lisa O'Reilly.

First off, I'd like to acknowledge Bob Segsworth and the Fellowship Advisory Committee, as well as the CES National Council, and outgoing VP Barry Warwick, for their work in managing the CES Fellowship. I spearheaded this Fellowship nomination – with huge support from Oma Persaud and Carolyn Montague.

Steve began his career in evaluation in 1980 – when he was 5. He is now partner at Performance Management Network Inc. (PMN) and much more. He is an accomplished evaluator, an evaluation theorist, a sought-after presenter and instructor (including IPDET) & now – an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He has completed, led, assisted in, participated in, consulted to and otherwise left his mark on hundreds of evaluations: each a testament to his evaluation skills – except for that one, but we don't talk about that. He's involved with and influencing AEA, European Evaluation Society (EES) and at the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA). He is a founding member of PPX – an Ottawa-based organization is worth investigating.

I wanted to have a picture up for this presentation was from his book, The Three Rs of Performance: Core concepts for planning, measurement, and management (1997). I won't be putting that picture up.

His theories have grown to include systems theory, regulation and structural context, and realist evaluation and program theory.\

When I started this, I thought I would email a few people and do some photocopying and be done. As it turns out, the enthusiasm for this nominee was overwhelming. Past colleagues, current colleagues, critical thinkers, students, mentees and nearly everyone else I spoke to was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Over 40 people were involved – sending some of the nicest letters I've ever read, from large and small communities near and far (Auckland, Bangkok, Calgary, Edinburgh, Gatineau, Helsinki, Keene, Leeds, Melbourne, Ottawa, Perth, Toronto, and Victoria). Charmingly, Erica Wimbush has offered support for Steve's nomination on behalf of the whole of the evaluation community in Scotland – and she may be right. I'd like to repeat for you some of the quotes from those letters:

  • Petri Uusikylä describes Steve as a "conscientious and energetic pioneer in the fields of evaluation."
  • Ray Pawson, himself an internationally known figure in evaluation, describes Steve as "a fine ambassador" for evaluation, noting his reputation for good work across "Canadian agencies as well as his contributions in the US and Australia."
  • John Mayne: Steve's championship of this 'Canadian approach' to evaluation and his contribution to evaluation internationally "through his consulting projects and at international conferences."
  • Canadian Cancer Society: Steve's "profound professional knowledge" helped the Cancer Society to use evaluation to better achieve its mission and to tell their performance stories.
  • Sanjeev Sridharan describes the breadth of Steve's influence through a "sustained body of reports, consultancies, presentations and other reflections on evaluating complex systems [that] has raised many important questions on the assumptions, goals, and practice of evaluation." He describes Steve as "among the leading evaluators" in theory-based evaluation. And he's fun in a bar.
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, the PMN alumni who've provided their support – Alexandra Dagger, Isabelle Bourgeois, Lisa Fairweather, Lisa O'Reilly, Mary Kay Lamarche, Jennifer Birch-Jones, and Jane Whynot – as well as Steve's partner Suzanne Lafortune, have all been or are supporters of the CES itself.

To make a long story short: Steve loves evaluation, he knows what role it can and should play in public policy, he should is proud of his role within the CES, he is an excellent evaluator and, most importantly, he inspires and invigorates others to want to be the same.

We'd now like to congratulate Stephen T. Montague.

Juin 2009

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mme. Linda Lee

Chers collègues et amis

Je suis très honorée de recevoir cette distinction. Elle me tient à cœur, car nous sommes à Ottawa, un endroit où j'ai beaucoup de souvenirs.

Elle représente également beaucoup à mes yeux pour de multiples raisons, tout particulièrement du fait qu'elle illustre la reconnaissance de mes collègues. Connaissant les autres membres qui composent la Société, je suis très honorée de me trouver en si prestigieuse compagnie.

Je remercie Bea Courtney d'avoir présenté ma candidature, la Section du Manitoba et tous ceux qui ont fourni des lettres d'appui. J'ai ressenti une vive émotion et une grande surprise lorsque François m'a téléphoné. Je pensais qu'il m'appelait parce que je n'avais pas encore terminé le travail pour lequel je m'étais engagée au titre de l'initiative sur la diversité!

Si l'on considère les critères du prix, on constate qu'il y a véritablement deux volets, à savoir le service accompli pour la SCÉ et le travail effectué dans le domaine de l'évaluation. En ce qui concerne ce dernier aspect, j'ai eu la chance de travailler avec bon nombre de personnes faisant partie de la SCÉ, dont certaines sont présentes aujourd'hui et d'autres absentes, et de tirer parti de leurs enseignements. Je désire tout particulièrement adresser mes remerciements aux personnes auprès de qui j'ai œuvré sur le conseil national, au fil des ans (je suis devenue présidente grâce à Andy Rowe qui a interprété ma phrase « Je vais réfléchir à la proposition d'assumer la fonction de présidente » comme un « Oui »). Il y a trop de personnes ici présentes que je souhaiterais nommer, mais elles se reconnaissent et je tiens à leur dire merci.

En ce qui concerne mon travail en évaluation, j'ai été fortement surprise de lire les lettres d'appui me concernant. Ceux qui m'entourent comprennent véritablement les valeurs qui me sont chères et ce que j'ai tenté de réaliser dans l'accomplissement de mon travail d'évaluatrice. Ces lettres étaient très significatives et je remercie les collègues et les clients qui ont pris le temps d'écrire pour soutenir ma candidature. J'ai eu la chance incroyable de pouvoir travailler et d'apprendre auprès de nombreux collègues, clients et personnes, jeunes et plus âgés, dans les communautés de Blavgoevgrad et de Vilnius, d'Eriksdale et de Old Crow.

J'adresse, en outre, des remerciements spéciaux à mes collègues de Proactif. Denise Belanger et Larry Bremner représentent à mes yeux des amis indispensables et ma structure de soutien. Sans leur appui, je n'aurais pu accomplir le travail effectué pour le compte de la SCÉ et dans le domaine de l'évaluation. Denise, qui était également la coprésidente du congrès 2007 de la SCÉ à Winnipeg, est une femme qui croit profondément en ce qu'elle fait et qui ne capitule jamais face à un défi. C'est un privilège de l'appeler mon amie et ma collègue. Et je ne pourrai conclure sans parler de Larry, mon mentor, mon plus grand admirateur, mon principal soutien et mon partenaire dans le travail et dans la vie. Larry, que puis-je dire… l'aventure se poursuit!

Pour terminer, je remercie la Société canadienne d'évaluation de m'avoir décerné ce prix. J'encourage tous ceux qui sont présents aujourd'hui à prendre activement part à la SCÉ. Les êtres que vous côtoierez et auprès de qui vous apprendrez dans le cadre de votre travail deviendront des amis pour la vie. Les membres actifs de la Société apportent leur expertise et renforcent non seulement la SCÉ, mais également la profession d'évaluation; c'est pourquoi il est crucial d'encourager la diversité au sein de l'organisme.

Une fois de plus, je vous dis merci beaucoup, thank you, megwetch.

Mai 2008

Deux nouveaux membres titulaires se sont ajoutés au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Mr. Jean-René Bibeau

J'accepte cet honneur avec beaucoup de fierté et de plaisir, mais aussi avec beaucoup d'humilité, car je sais combien d'autres personnes à la SCÉ ont beaucoup contribué et méritent cet honneur tout autant, voire encore plus que moi.

CES took a large place in my career. It all started about 25 years ago when I was working at the Québec Treasury Board. Patrick Moran, my superior at the time, told me that I should be looking more closely at program evaluation. He sent me to Ottawa to learn about the orientation in the field. After that, I couldn't escape getting involved in program evaluation and eventually in the CES.

À l'époque, seules quelques personnes savaient ce qu'était l'évaluation de programme. Patrick Moran pressentait l'importance de la fonction d'évaluation. Sans lui, je n'aurais probablement jamais travaillé dans ce domaine. Patrick n'est pas présent ici aujourd'hui, mais j'aimerais qu'on se souvienne de lui comme d'un sage de l'administration publique et comme de quelqu'un qui a joué un rôle clé dans le développement de l'évaluation de programme au Québec. Je remercie le comité de sélection de la SCÉ de m'avoir choisi. Je remercie les membres du conseil d'administration de la SQÉP d'avoir proposé ma candidature. Je remercie tout particulièrement Jacques Gagnon de l'avoir défendue avec acharnement.

Finally, CES also took a large place in my life. There are three persons with whom I want to share this honor. Je partage cet honneur avec mes enfants Anthony et Jérôme, ainsi qu'avec ma femme Louise qui est ici présente.

Ms. Anita Myers

(Discours d'acceptation à venir)

Juin 2007

Un nouveau membre titulaire s'est ajouté au rang de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation : Mme. Linda Banister

Citation, Membre titulaire 2007 de la Société canadienne d'évaluation, Linda Banister, 5 juin 2007

Je suis très heureuse d'accueillir Linda Banister à titre de membre titulaire de la Société canadienne d'évaluation. Elle mérite vraiment de faire partie de ce groupe.

Depuis environ 20 ans, Linda est active au sein de la Société canadienne d'évaluation. Elle a fait partie, durant 9 ans, du Conseil de la Section de l'Alberta de la SCÉ, dont trois ans à titre de présidente et des années supplémentaires en tant que représentante de la Section régionale de l'Alberta. Linda s'est employée à redonner vie à la Section de l'Alberta, dans le courant des années 1990.

À la fin des années 1990, Linda a fait partie de l'équipe qui a mis en place la trousse de formation initiale pour l'Alberta, avant la Série de compétences essentielles. Durant de nombreuses années, cette trousse a permis de faciliter la formation.

Linda est l'unique propriétaire et la directrice de Banister Research and Consulting Inc. et elle est consultante certifiée en gestion. Elle possède à son actif plus de 18 ans d'expertise en consultation dans les domaines de l'évaluation des programmes et des politiques, de la mesure du rendement et de l'étude de marché. Linda a déjà occupé la fonction de présidente de l'Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta et de la Société canadienne d'évaluation, Section de l'Alberta. Elle est membre de la Professional Market Research Society of Canada et fait partie du corps professoral de la Banff School of Management.

En 2002, Linda a été admise comme membre de l'Association canadienne des conseillers en management du Canada.

En 2003, Linda a reçu la mention « Femme de distinction » décernée par le YWCA pour services insignes dans la catégorie des affaires, de la gestion et des professions.

En 2004, Linda a obtenu le titre de « Professionnelle agréée en recherche marketing », ce qui lui a permis d'obtenir son agrément dans le domaine de l'étude de marché.

Je vous invite à accueillir avec moi Linda au sein du groupe d'élite des membres de la Société canadienne d'évaluation.

Frankie Jordan

Mot de remerciement, Linda Banister

Merci Frankie, pour ces paroles élogieuses à mon égard. Je suis ravie de recevoir ce prix aujourd'hui.

La Société canadienne d'évaluation a joué un rôle important dans ma carrière. Elle a représenté pour moi une source d'apprentissage continu, un lieu de mise en commun d'idées et un mécanisme permettant d'établir un lien avec la communauté oeuvrant dans le domaine de l'évaluation, d'un bout à l'autre du pays. Il y a presque 20 ans, lorsque j'ai commencé ma carrière en tant que consultante et que l'évaluation n'était encore qu'un secteur en développement, le fait d'être membre de la SCÉ m'a permis de consolider ma crédibilité et d'améliorer, en bout de ligne, la qualité de mon travail.

Hier, j'ai été particulièrement frappée par l'importance de ce prix lors de l'AGA, alors que je me suis trouvée assise à la table d'un groupe d'évaluateurs très chevronnés que je connaissais ou dont j'avais entendu parler depuis bon nombre d'années. Je me sens envahie par un sentiment d'humilité d'être ainsi nommée parmi toutes ces personnes de talent qui ont consacré leur temps et leurs efforts à la SCÉ et au domaine de l'évaluation dans son ensemble.

Je désire remercier sincèrement la Section de l'Alberta pour avoir proposé ma candidature à cette adhésion et tout particulièrement Cheryl McLellan-Moody et Francis pour leur travail de présentation de candidature. Pour finir, j'adresse mes remerciements au comité de sélection qui m'a rendu cet hommage.

Linda Banister, B.Com, MPM, FCMC, PARM
Directrice, Banister Research & Consulting Inc.

Novembre 2005

En novembre 2002, après beaucoup de recherche et d'efforts de la part de Karyn Hicks, le Conseil de la SCÉ a créé l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation. On a continué à élaborer le mandat initial et, cet été, le Conseil de la SCÉ a adopté son document de politique sur l'Association.

L'Association reconnaît les réalisations de toute une vie, les services rendus et l'éminence. Les critères de mise en candidature sont rigoureux et onéreux, et comprennent un minimum de 15 ans d'activité continue et ostensible dans au moins trois des huit catégories d'activités possibles.

Notre tout nouveau membre jouit d'une réputation internationale comme universitaire et promoteur de la coopération internationale en évaluation. Ses livres sont lus dans des universités et des milieux de travail au Canada et à l'étranger. Les services qu'il a rendus à la Société canadienne d'évaluation sont, indubitablement, de nature exceptionnelle. Il continue d'agir comme mentor pour beaucoup d'entre nous. Sa candidature a été entérinée unanimement par les membres actuels de l'Association. Selon moi, il satisfait aux huit catégories d'exigences mentionnées dans les lignes directrices sur les candidatures. C'est avec grand plaisir que j'annonce que le Conseil national a décidé d'accueillir Arnold Love, Ph.D., dans l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation et, au nom de mes collègues, je lui souhaite la bienvenue parmi nous.

Mai 2001

Le Conseil national a reçu et discuté d'un rapport sur le rôle et la fonction d'une nouvelle catégorie de membres, notamment, membre titulaire de la Société. Cette catégorie d'adhésion est semblable à celle de plusieurs autres sociétés savantes et professionnelles et a un certain nombre d'objectifs distincts au sein de la SCÉ.

La création de ce nouveau statut donne à la Société l'occasion de souligner la contribution et/ou les services exceptionnels et à long terme de nos membres de longue date. Cette initiative nous permet de forger, avec ces membres, un lien permanent qui aura des retombées positives pour nous. Il y a aussi une certaine fierté à reconnaître nos propres membres qui sont connus et respectés à l'échelle de la profession.

Ce statut a été conféré aux fondateurs de la Société canadienne d'évaluation par le premier vote du Conseil national. Il s'agit, entre autres, de :

  • Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D.
  • Alan Cohen, Ph.D.
  • M. Alan Gilmore
  • M. Alan Gratias
  • M. Gary Miller
  • M. Burt Perrin
  • Jack Williams, Ph.D.

En 2003, le Conseil national a voté à l'unanimité pour désigner M. Robert Segsworth, Ph.D., comme président fondateur de l'Association de la Société canadienne d'évaluation. M. Segsworth travaillera avec l'Association pour clarifier les rôles, les critères de responsabilités et les processus concernant l'intronisation des futurs membres titulaires. Nous leur souhaitons le meilleur des succès et une longue et fructueuse collaboration.

Karyn Hicks

Personne-ressource : Anita Myers
Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo