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Presentation by Common Knowledge Research and Consulting on the opportunities and challenges of evaluating a community led initiative based in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Presentation by Common Knowledge Research and Consulting on the opportunities and challenges of evaluating a community led initiative based in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.



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  • Stay where you’re too ‘til I comeswhere you’re at!The opportunities and challenges ofevaluating a community-led initiativecommon knowledgeresearch and consulting
  • Presentation OverviewContext – Gender based violence in Nova ScotiaAbout Be the PeaceBoundaries of evaluation theory and methodologyChallenges and opportunitiesThere is power and potential in our sharing and cooperation.- Be the Peace Forum Participant 2013
  • Context – Gender basedviolence in Nova Scotia• Between 1999 and 2004 an estimated 21,000 NSwomen were victims of intimate partner violence• Reporting rates are among the lowest in CanadaHarbour House, Lunenburg, NS (2009/10 fiscal)923counsellingsessions372 distresscalls86 newadmissions35 childrenadmittedwith theirmothers13readmissionsWe need to be talking to, listening and working with young women, and menabout the stereotypes theyve been force fed by media of all types.- Be the Peace Forum Participant 2013
  • About Be the PeaceA personal thanks to all of you for bringing thisissue to the forefront in Lunenburg county. Ihope that we are an example for changearound the province/country/world.- Be the Peace Forum Participant 2013
  • About Be the Peace
  • About Be the Peace – Workto dateYouth & Schools Working GroupGather The WomenGather The MenSubstance Abuse and ViolenceWorking GroupSexual Assault Response WorkingGroupRestorative Justice/Approaches InDomestic Violence Working GroupCommunity Planning TeamInteragency Network on ViolenceAgainst WomenNeighbours, Friends and FamiliesinitiativeParenting Support and EducationNew Germany Rural FamiliesWorking Group
  • Exploring BoundariesDevelopmentalevaluationAccountable tothe commitmentto make adifferencePerformancemeasures changeas the processunfoldsTraditionalEvaluationAccountability toexternal authoritiesMeasuresperformance againstpre-determinedoutcomes and goals
  • Exploring BoundariesFunders Project TeamEngagedOrganizationsCommunityThe Be the Peace forum felt extremely valid and moving. I feel like it brought mecloser with my community and gave me greater hope that change is possible. Itdoes feel like we need to engage with more people in more contexts.- Be the Peace Forum Participant 2013
  • Challenges• Accountability to multiple groups formultiple goals• Timeframe• Can they reallychange course?We are stuck in not having the time tokeep up with all the information, allthe people and all the possibilities.- Be the Peace Project Team Member
  • Opportunities• Potential for innovation– both in terms of theproject and theevaluation• Capacity buildingHave hope. It sometimes seems like alarge and insurmountable problem.However it is obvious that there are anumber of caring committed peopleworking to change our culture. I wantto do what I can to be one of them.- Be the Peace Forum Participant 2013
  • References• Atkinson, Rebecca (2009). Violence Against Women and Girls in LunenburgCounty. Second Story Women’s Centre. Website:http://www.secstory.com/include/docs/violence_lunenburg_county.pdf• Learning from Change: Issues and experiences in participatory monitoring andevaluation (2000). Edited by Marisol Estrella, Jutta Blauert, Dindo Campilan, JohnGaventa, Julian Gonsalves, Irenen Guijt, Deb Johnson and Roger Ricafort.Intermediate Technology Publications. Website:http://www.theoryofchange.org/wp-content/uploads/toco_library/pdf/Participatory_M&E.pdf• Dozois, Elisabeth, Langlois, Marc, and Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha (2010). APractitioner’s Guide to Developmental Evaluation. The J.W. McConnell FamilyFoundation and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development.Website:http://mcconnellfoundation.ca/assets/Media%20Library/Publications/DE%20201%20EN.pdf• Gamble, Jamie A. A. (2008). A Developmental Evaluation Primer. The J.W.McConnell Family Foundation. Website:http://www.mcconnellfoundation.ca/assets/Media%20Library/Publications/A%20Developmental%20Evaluation%20Primer%20-%20EN.pdf• Patton, M.Q. (2006) Evaluation for the Way We Work. The Nonprofit Quarterly.Vol. 13 (1): 28-33. Website: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8233067/Michael-Quinn-Patton-Developmental-Evaluation-2006
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