8RES is a minority-owned women’s business and boutique consulting firm based in New York City and Toronto. We have over 20 years of Research, Evaluation, and Strategy experience working with organizations across the country on issues related to education, health and well-being, social equity, and broader policies that influence complex social, cultural, and economic systems.
We have supported evaluation in multiple sectors and roles; working internally and externally to lead the strategic design, implementation, and evaluation of large and small systems and programs. Although we are experts in evaluation approaches, instrument development, and ongoing monitoring, we recognize that organizations and the people they work with are experts of their lives, work, and contexts. We therefore approach every project in collaborative ways that enhance the utilization of the findings with the input of clients and their stakeholders to generate greater learning, improvement, and long-term sustainability.
ACE Community Health is a community engagement practice located at the University of Windsor in Ontario Canada. We partner with stakeholders from all sectors to develop, implement, and evaluate wellness programs, and produce wellness products that empower people in communities to live healthy and well.
We specialize in promoting and evaluating health and wellness.
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
We have expertise in:
health (healthcare, health systems, public health, population health, mental health & addictions)
We have experience working with:
all levels of government
large and small non-government organizations
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.
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.