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Michelle Firestone , Raglan Maddox , Patricia O’Campo , and Janet Smylie
St. Michael’s Hospital
Cheryllee Bourgeois and Sara Wolfe
Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto
Susan Snelling and Heather Manson
Public Health Ontario
Constance McKnight and Jeanne Hebert
De dwa da dehs ney>s Aboriginal Health Access Centre
Roger Boyer II
Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services
Wayne Warry
University of Minnesota
Vicki van Wagner
Ryerson University
 
Abstract: A group of Indigenous health and social service evaluators called the “Three Ribbon” panel came together in Toronto in 2015/16 with the goal of informing a set of evidence-based guidelines for urban Indigenous health and social service and program evaluation. The collective knowledge and experiences of the Th ree Ribbon panel was gathered through discussion circles and synthesized around the following areas: barriers to conducting Indigenous health and social service evaluation; decolonizing principles and protocols that support community self-determination and centralize Indigenous culture and worldviews; and guidelines to inform health and social service evaluation moving forward. The wisdom and contributions of the Three Ribbon Panel creates space for Indigenous worldviews, values, and beliefs within program evaluation practice and has important implications for evaluation research and application.
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