Ms Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada, has responded to the CES letter inviting the Government of Canada to "work with CES to support federal evaluators in obtaining the Credentialed Evaluator designation". Ms Baltacioğlu "emphasized the importance of having an effective evaluation function to support government decisions". She indicated that the Treasury Board Secretariat is "interested in exploring further measures that would increase the expertise of federal evaluators", " to learn more about the Canadian Evaluation Society's (CES-'s) professional designation program and to discuss the possibilities for the CES to collaborate in advancing the expertise of the federal evaluation community". As suggested by Ms Baltacioğlu, we will initiate the discussion with Mr. Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary of the Expenditure Management Sector, in the weeks to come.
If you have views on this or if you want to propose a course of action, feel free to contact me.
Benoît Gauthier, CES president