The Canadian Evaluation Society's Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CES-NL) is a provincial chapter of the CES. The CES-NL brings together professionals from the public, community-based, private, and academic sectors who have an interest in results-focused management and accountability for investments in a wide range of programs and services. We provide evaluators in Newfoundland and Labrador with a link to the national platform and access to numerous local and national professional development opportunities. 

Like to learn more about our chapter activities? Check us out on Twitter (@cesnl1) or join our membership.



Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. NST

Facilitator: Simon Roy & Leah Simpkins

Location: Zoom

Registration Deadline: June 16th, 2021  (Limited to 30 participants)

Registration Cost: $50 for Students, $75 for CES-NL Members, $100 for non-members

About this Event:

This intermediate level workshop presents qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques of textual data such as interview findings. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to conduct and present the analyses in a clear and systematic fashion. The workshop makes a clear distinction between both techniques and begins with a review of the qualitative analysis techniques followed by quantitative analysis techniques using Excel. The presenters will demonstrate, in a step-by-step process, how to conduct qualitative analyses using a live case. The pros and cons of quantifying the evidence using percentages and proportions will be discussed. In the second hour, participants will learn the main steps involved in the quantitative analysis of qualitative findings, including the steps involved in identifying key codes and word clusters. A discussion will also be held about the strengths and limitations of such analyses.

Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of Excel


  • Identify the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative analyses of textual evaluation data.
  • Properly enter, organize, code and sort the information to prepare the data for traditional qualitative analyses that focusses on meaning.
  • Use coding techniques to conduct a frequency analysis.
  • Review some of the key analysis tools of a popular qualitative research software package

To register, click here or contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.

CES-NL Presents: Beyond Talk and Text Webinar with Corrie Malanson

Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. NST

Facilitator: Corrie Melanson

Location: Zoom

Registration Deadline: Limited to 30 participants

Registration Cost: $55+tax to CES-NL Members and Students, $75+tax for non-members

Content:  Are you suffering from online meeting fatigue? Do your meetings feel dull, lacking inspiration and impact? Are you struggling to adapt your content for online use?

In this 2-hour session, participants will:

- Explore online collaborative and visual tools

- Experience the magic of powerful questions and collective wisdom

- Increase their confidence to convene interactive and creative meetings

- Walk away with a toolkit of resources to immediately apply

To register contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.


CES NL Presents: Evaluating in the Time of COVID: Best Practice Sharing Session I

Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Time: Noon to 1 p.m. NST

Facilitator: Allison Mullaly

Location: Zoom

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 8th, 2021

Registration Cost: FREE to CES-NL (or National) Members

*Non-members can purchase a CES-NL Membership to attend (CES-NL Membership: $25 regular /$10 student)

Content: COVID-19 has impacted our lives and our work. Much (if not all) data collection is being conducted virtually these days; how has that impacted your evaluation work? Have you begun using different methodologies in your practice? What have you found to be successful? Have you experienced any challenges in designing and/or conducting evaluations in this time? What have you learned from those experiences?

This session is intended to provide evaluators a chance to connect virtually to share experiences and best practices as we adapt our work in the time of COVID-19. If successful, CES-NL intends to continue this session as a series – to keep evaluators connected and engaged and provide an opportunity to focus on specific evaluation topics in more detail.

Method: Facilitated discussion of changes in our evaluation practice during these times.

Objectives: In this session, attendees will connect with evaluation colleagues to share experiences and develop best practices.


To register contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.




2020-21 CES-NL Executive Committee

President: Alison Mullaly

Vice President and PD Chair: VACANT

Secretary: Michael Ryan

Treasurer: Janelle Skeard

Director at Large (Membership and Communication): Maria Learning

Director at Large: Tracey Rideout-Fitzpatrick

Director at Large: Demi Gibson

Director at Large (Student Representative): Sheng-ta Tsai

Director at Large (Student Representative): Tracy Gulliver

CES National Representative: Susan Hollett


If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.

Essential Skills Series - Register by March 27!

Looking for online learning opportunities? Check out the exciting Essential Skills Series, a foundational course in evaluation being offered through the AB/NWT chapter of CES. Deadline to register is March 27!




Infographics: What to do, What not to do, and How to make them on a budget

In this PD session, Adam Pike will cover best practices and common pitfalls when presenting information graphically, and how to create infographics with a low-cost/free online tool (Piktochart)! This session is taking place on January 14th, 2020. Register now (details below)!




2019-20 CES-NL Executive Committee

President: Nicole Power

Vice President and PD Chair: Alison Mullaly

Secretary: Michael Ryan

Treasurer: Sandra Parsons

Director at Large (Membership and Communication): Tom Heeley

Director at Large: Bruce Gilbert

Director at Large: Tracey Rideout-Fitzpatrick

Director at Large: Scott Taylor

Director at Large: Janelle Skeard

Director at Large (Student Representative): Al Matt

CES National Representative: Susan Hollett


If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.


CESNL Presents - Making Evaluation Matter: From Evaluation Planning to Presenting Results for Impact

On June 14th 2019, the Canadian Evaluation Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter is please to host a one day professional development conference entitled:

Making Evaluation Matter: From Evaluation Planning to Presenting Results for Impact.

The conferene will provie a excellent opurtunity to learn new methods and techniques to make any evaluation more relevant, useful and impactful.

Moreover, the evening before th conferece, on June 13 2019, we are hosting a casual social networking event for all people interested in evaluation. ALL CES-NL members attending will recieve a complimentary drink and apetizer, as a token of appreciation for CES-NL membership.

Join us, help strengthen our evaluation community and have a great time!

Don't delay, register for our conference, for a CES-NL membership or renew your membership today!

Contact: [email protected] for more information about joining. 

We are seeking volunteers from all sectors to join our diverse executive committee, and contribute to fosterning program evaluation right here in Newfoundland and Labrador

The following positions are up for nomination:

1.Director-at-Large (2019-2021) (3 positions)

Director-at-large shall:

-  Be an active member of standing committee

- Have other duties as agreed upon by the Executive Committee

2. Studen Director-at-Large (2019-2020) (2 positions)

Student Directors-at-Large shall

- Be an active members of standing committee

- Have other duties involve promoting the CES Student Case Competition, organizing and leading a student career day/ meet up for new and emerging evaluators, and other evaluation activities as required


If you are interested in joining, a CES-NL member can nominate you. Nominations should be submitted along with a bio and photograph via email no later than 11:59 PM NS on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 to Felicia Rice at [email protected]

If you need someone to nominate you, please contact Vice President: Piotr Krajewski, [email protected]


The 3 P’s of Applying for Your CE: Planning, Preparation, and Performance


Learn more about the process of becoming a recognized Credentialed Evaluator during our next PD session with Allison Mullaly, CE, on 3rd April.

She will talk about her experience, tips and recommendations that can help you answer "if" and "how" questions.




We want to hear from you!

If you live in Newfoundland and Labrador and your work includes evaluation we need to hear from you!

CES and CES-NL would like to know how we can better meet your needs and focus our future priorities.

Visit  and have your voice heard!


Evaluation Capacity of Non-profit Sector in NL

Finally, the results of the first ever survey of evaluation capacity of non-profit organizations in NL are in!

Want to know the state of evaluation among non-profit organizations in NL?

Be the first to see them at Lunch & Learn event on November 5th, 12:00-1:00 pm organized at CSC-NL.

To register for the event visit:





















Evaluation Professional Development Workshop


Statistics or Stories? Using qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods to obtain results that matter.


Would you like to know how to plan evaluation for maximum impact, credibility and use?

Join our workshop on 3rd December and learn how to select and match different qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods that provide meaningful and actionable results.

To register, please contact: [email protected]


Welcome to the 2018-19 year with CES-NL!


We are looking forward to another great year of professional development opportunities, but we need your help!


  • Are you interested in sharing some of your evaluation expertise?

  • Do you know of someone who would like to share their evaluation expertise?

  • Is there an area of evaluation that you would be interested in learning more about? 


If you have an idea, or would like to deliver a professional development (PD) session for CES-NL, please contact our Vice President and PD Chair, Melissa LeDrew

We also encourage you to forward this email to anyone in your contact list who may be interested.

Thank you. We truly value the wealth of knowledge and perspectives of our membership.


Chat soon! 


 2018-19 CES-NL Executive Committee

President: Nicole Power

Vice President and PD Chair: Piotr Krajewski

Secretary: Michael Ryan

Treasurer: Sandra Parsons

Director at Large (Membership and Communication): TBC

Director at Large: Tom Heeley

Director at Large: Tracey Rideout-Fitzpatrick

Director at Large (Student Representative): Christie Warren and Scott Taylor

CES National Representative: Susan Hollett


If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Rice, CES-NL Administrator.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities: 

#CESNL18 Program at a Glance now available!

On June 15, 2018, the Canadian Evaluation Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CES-NL) will be hosting a one-day professional development conference entitled: Challenge & Opportunity: Evaluation in our Current Economic Climate. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to network within the evaluation community of practice and to explore new techniques for building evaluation skills and knowledge. We are happy to share our program at a glance with you and showcase the great evaluation work being done in our province: 

Remember, the conference is FREE to all CES-NL members! Don’t delay, register for a CES-NL membership or renew your membership today! Contact: [email protected] for more information about joining! 

To get up-to-date on all things conference,follow us on Twitter: @cesnl1 #CESNL18

And don't forget to tell your friends about this excellent opportunity!​


See our new slate of Executive Members to be sworn in at the 2018 Annual General Meeting

At the beginning of May, our chapter sought nominations for positions on the Executive for the 2018/2019 year. We received a number of applications from highly qualified evaluators and students. We are pleased to announce the full list of nominations below. We hope that you will join us on Friday, June 15th, at the Ramada for our annual conference and AGM to welcome all new members to the Executive (see more about the conference above)


President (1)    

  • Power, Nicole

Vice President (1)          

  • LeDrew, Melissa

Secretary (1)     

  • Ryan, Michael

Treasurer (1)     

  • Parsons, Sandra

Director-at-Large (3)     

  • Rideout-Fitzpatrick, Tracy

  • Heeley, Tom

  • Krajewski, Piotr

Student Director-at-Large (2)    

  • Warren, Christie

  • Taylor, Scott