Consultants/Consulting Firms

ACE Public Health Consulting
Midland, ON

ACE Public Health Consulting is a Canadian consulting practice based in Ontario that serves clients by providing the highest quality of professional services that address a wide range of health issues. Our services are founded on evidence-based practices, and we customize projects to meet the specific needs of our clients. We provide services for non-profit and profit organizations. We are helping to transform health by providing greater evidence and clarity to help you make informed decisions, as well as save costs and time.

We specialize in:

Research and evaluation
Health promotion
Program start-ups

We help our clients to optimize business performance, and we are very proud to have worked for our clients.


(586) 961-9130
Cathexis Consulting Inc.
Toronto, ON

Cathexis is a full-service, independent evaluation firm with a reputation for high quality work and excellent client service. We provide expert, utilization-focused evaluations that help organizations change for the better. Since incorporating in 2001, we have completed over 300 projects.

Our skilled team of credentialed evaluators and multidisciplinary professionals is passionate about what we do, and we know evaluation from beginning to end. Whatever stage your program or initiative is at, we can help — whether you’re still designing it, beginning to implement it, or looking at the outcomes of a well-established program.

We’ll work with you to:

Learn what’s working and what’s not
Engage your stakeholders
Identify opportunities for improvement
Communicate your impact
Build capacity to do good evaluation
Drive change

We have expertise in:

health (healthcare, health systems, public health, population health, mental health & addictions)
knowledge translation/mobilization
social services

We have experience working with:

all levels of government
large and small non-government organizations
regulatory bodies
community-based organizations

1 (877) 469-9954
CENSE Research + Design
Toronto, ON

CENSE Research + Design specializes in evaluation and design for innovation with health, education and human service organizations. We work with social innovators to help them to understand their programs and design and re-design them for impact and sustainability. We consult and deliver workshops to train and support innovators in making a difference by bringing systems thinking, design, and behavioural science expertise to our Credentialed Evaluation work.

416.854.3805 or toll-free 1.888.930.8317
Christine Frank and Associates
Barrie, ON

Christine Frank and Associates (CFA) has conducted program evaluations since 2000 for organizations across several sectors including education, health, immigration/settlement,international development, and social services. The CFA team is expert at engaging stakeholders and producing accessible, actionable results. Principal Christine Frank, PhD, CE, is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society Credentialing Board and was one of the first credentialed evaluators (CE) in Canada.

Evaluation capacity building forms a large part of CFA’s activity. CFA excels in service to organizations wishing to increase their evaluation knowledge and skills. Associates bring a broad range of training and education experience to organizational learning.

In addition to conducting mixed method evaluations and building capacity, CFA undertakes challenging qualitative analyses for other researchers and evaluators. Dr. Frank is a recognized instructor of NVivo software and has trained many researchers in data analysis. She facilitates the annual Qualitative Methods in Program Evaluation workshops for the CES Ontario Chapter.

Creative Development Unlimted
Toronto ON

Phil brings more than 20 years experience as a researcher and is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society. He brings his skills in literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods, and an orientation to keeping it useful.

Facilitation and Group Process: We can help you to get the most of a meeting or longer group process. Phil has consulted with dozens of NGOs and facilitated hundreds of meetings ranging from small focus groups to national conferences — with outcomes ranging from brainstorming solutions to organization amalgamation.

Training and Adult Education: If your staff or clients need training on evaluation, injury prevention or soft skills, call us. Phil has taught numerous courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is accredited as a master facilitator of both the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum and Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum.

Phil Groff is Creative Development Unlimited: Phil Groff founded Creative Development Unlimited in 2014, preserving the name that his father, Don Groff, had used for his consulting practice from the late 1970s until his death in 2001.

Contact Phil for a consultation about how he can help you with the challenges facing your NGO or small business.

(647) 588-2336