Winner, Service to the Society Award, 2004


Dr. Arnold Love is a national and internationally recognized evaluation consultant. He is Past President of CES National Council, Past President of the CES Ontario Chapter, and has sat on numerous committees and working groups at the Chapter and National levels.

In 1996 he received the CES Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and continues to advocate for CES and the value of evaluation globally.

Arnold is considered the "founding father" of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) along with Craig Russon. Although Arnold contributed much energy on behalf of AEA's International Committee during his tenure as Chair, it nonetheless benefits CES and the evaluation community at large. Now, Arnold continues as a volunteer for IOCE in many practical ways, for example, he drafted the constitution and is leading the project to incorporate the IOCE in Canada.

Arnold is the Canadian Chair of the CES/AEA Conference 2005. He served as Chair of the CES Conference in Toronto in 1999. While serving as CES President, he assisted the organizing committee for the CES/AEA 1995 international conference playing an important negotiations/mediation role between the two associations.

Arnold is the Editor of the Evaluation Method Sourcebooks I and II which were revenue generators for CES. He was the driving force behind the development of the Essential Skills Series that has evolved into a valuable professional development course for evaluators and a significant financial resource to CES. Arnold has and continues to present at many CES and global evaluation events.

Arnold is truly deserving of the Service to CES Award.

Acceptance speech

I am greatly honoured to receive this award for Service to the Canadian Evaluation Society. When I heard the good news, I was reminded of the words of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who said, "The purpose of human life is to serve and to help others." I am delighted to know that my service has benefited CES, as much as it has rewarded me. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for recognizing my contributions.