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Alphabetical List of Consultants by Company Name:

Michelle Anderson-Draper, MA, MSc, AndersonDraper Consulting

Edmonton, AB
Tel: (780) 680-4195
[email protected]
  • Producer of credible evaluations that contribute to program improvement and policy development
  • Focus on initiatives in education, cross ministry, and with an aim to improve outcomes for children, youth, families and communities
  • Utilization focused and participatory approach
  • Credentialed Evaluator (February 2011)

Dorothy Pinto, PhD, Avens Evaluation Group Ltd.

Edmonton, AB
[email protected]

We are theory and methods experts specializing in:

  • Evaluation
  • Assessment
  • Psychometrics
  • Strategic Planning and Communication

We have experience working in various sectors in Alberta and internationally, including health, education, non-profits, and research & innovation. In addition, we offer opportunities to build capacity in your organization to help you do what you do better.

Linda Banister, Banister Research and Consulting Inc.

11223 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0G9
Tel: (780) 451-4444
Fax: (780) 451-2777
[email protected]
  • Full service market research services - questionnaire design and fielding
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Focus groups recruitment and facilitation
  • Program evaluation
  • Performance measurement
  • Needs assessments

Gail Vallance Barrington, PhD, CMC, CE, Barrington Research Group, Inc.

PO Box 84056, Market Mall RPO
Calgary, AB T3A 5C4
Tel: (403) 289-2221
Fax: (403) 276-1171
[email protected]
  • Senior evaluation advisor, mentor and trainer

Birgitta Larsson, BIM Larsson and Associates

#308, 12111 51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 6A3
Tel: (780) 988-9420
Fax: (780) 988-9420
[email protected]
  • Human service evaluation, community development, community impact

Raymond Downie, Ph.D., Broadview Applied Research Group Inc.

104 - 1240 Kensington Road NW
Suite 320
Calgary, AB T2N 4X7
Tel: (403) 202-3509
Fax: (403) 202-3509
[email protected]

Specializes in offering human services consulting in:

  • Program evaluation and performance measurement
  • Strategic planning
  • Training and resource development
  • Policy development
  • Fund development

Kate Woodman, PhD, CE, Catalyst Research and Development

(A Division of E Krupa Research and Development Inc.)

Offices in Edmonton, AB, and Kelowna, BC
Tel: (780) 984-2888
Tel: (250) 863-9316
[email protected]lystrandd.com
  • Innovative, utiliaztion-focused evaluation, research and development
  • Sectors: Health, human services, education, mental health, family violence, primary health, prevention and health promotion, early childhood development, community development, not-for-profit
  • Experience: Alberta, British Columia, national, international
  • Evaluation: Formative/process, summative/outcome, participatory, developmental, social return on investment
  • Applied social research: Participatory, community-based, policy, knowledge mobilization and translation
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs and analysis
  • Facilitation, Literature reviews, environmental scans
  • Training and capacity building

Christine Leonard, M.A., Christine Leonard Consulting Ltd.

9658 - 79 Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 2R9
Tel: (780) 461-9998
Fax: (780) 461-7753
[email protected]
  • Evaluation planning and support
  • Program evaluation
  • Proposal development and writing
  • Program and policy development

Anne Miller, Constellation Consulting Group

1311 Hamilton Street NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3W8
Tel: (403) 923-7611
[email protected]
  • Research
  • Program design
  • Evaluation
  • Social return on investment (SROI) analysis
  • Evaluation & SROI training
  • Evaluation & SROI coaching
  • Fund development

John McGurran, Cordova Bay Research

20 Hillgreen Pl SW
Calgary, AB T2V 3L2
Tel: (250) 812-7009

Cordova Bay Research is a Canadian independent applied research firm with a list of satisfied clients dating back to 1980. We employ survey research and data capture methodologies to answer your questions about the effectiveness of your services, the engagement of your employees and satisfaction of your customers. Our clients include municipalities, public and private hospitals, health authorities, provincial and federal governments, medical associations and non-governmental organizations. Please contact us for a consultation, without cost, about how we may be of service.

Wendy Doughty, PhD, Emerging Directions Consulting Ltd.

8343 73 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6C 0E1
Tel: (780) 469-3258
Fax: (780) 468-2831
[email protected]
  • Program evaluation: needs analysis, implementation evaluation, process evaluation and outcome evaluation
  • Policy development and evaluation
  • Strategic planning
  • Facilitation of focus groups, meetings and workshops
  • Particular expertise in evaluation of multi-agency programs, partnerships and networks within transdisciplinary/ transprofessional context.

Maiden R Manzanal-Frank, GlobalStakes Consulting

Central Alberta
[email protected]

A leading consulting organization with mutidisciplinary approaches and methods providing solutions in program development, capacity-building, strategy & evaluation. Operating Central Alberta Area, BC lower mainland, Canada, and internationally.

  • Sectoral/Thematic focus: diversity and inclusion, women, child, and youth, health equity, poverty reduction, international development, fair trade/social business/CSR
  • Geographic focus- rAlberta non-profits, social business, community groups, government agencies, clubs/societies; Asia-Pacific region

Services include:

  • Program development- needs assessment, program design, monitoring and control, program development, Results-Based Management, Logic models, performance measurement, staff training
  • Capacity Building- participatory group facilitation and group process design, coalition and network coordination and support, coalition impact assessments, stakeholder engagement design, coordination, and evaluation
  • Strategy & Evaluation- research, strategic planning, impact analysis, real-word utilization-focused evaluation, qualitative methods (FGDs, interviews, etc.), quantitative methods (online surveys), mixed-methods, analysis, setting-up evaluation systems, staff training;
  • Skilled in delivering online, remote consultation, training, support/coordination

Alan Vladicka, Golden Sage Consulting Ltd.

8117 189A Street NW
Edmonton AB T5T 5C5
Tel: (780) 487-8954
[email protected]

Consulting services in the areas of:

  • Strategic planning
  • Evaluation and performance measurement
  • Technical writing
  • Food safety
  • Survey design
  • Facilitation
  • Training

Denise Lynn Buchner, Ph.D., Impact Consulting Services

Calgary, AB
Tel: (403) 700-8387
[email protected]

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Services including:

  • Program evaluation
  • Development of project monitoring systems (M&E plan)
  • Strategic planning
  • Baseline, mid-line and end-line studies
  • Development and management of qualitative studies (focus group discussions, interviews, meetings, workshops_
  • Development and management of quantitative studies (surveys, questionnaires)
  • Development and management of mixed-methods studies
  • Tool development
  • Training and facilitation
  • Capacity building
  • Data analysis using SPSS and NVivo
  • Dissemination of results
  • Proposal development

Experience working with local, national and international organizations.  Experience working with NGO’s, government agencies, for-profit organizations and universities.  Areas of expertise include Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM), health system strengthening, education, disability issues, gender equality, and community capacity building.

Lois Little, MA, Lutra Associates Ltd.

Box 1866
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P4
Tel: (867) 873-8903
Fax: (867) 873-8368
[email protected]
  • Community-based, participatory research and planning
  • Needs assessments and gap analysis
  • Program/project design, evaluation, and performance measurement
  • Qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods
  • Aboriginal and voluntary sector expertise

Laurie McCaffrey, MSc., McCaffrey Consulting

Tel: (780) 432-4074
[email protected]
  • Applied research and program evaluation, specializing in health and human services
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Collaborative, participatory approach

Christopher Cameron, CE, Objective Research and Evaluation Inc.

Calgary, AB
Tel: (403) 975-7521
[email protected]
  • Program and project evaluation
  • Evaluation framework and work plan development
  • Survey and instrument design
  • Focus group recruitment and facilitation
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Performance measurement and monitoring
  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI) calculations
  • Customized evaluation training and workshop
  • Literature reviews and environmental scans
  • Organizational and strategic planning
  • Project management and oversight

Emma Wilkins, MPH, Periwinkle Research & Evaluation

Edmonton, AB
Tel: (780) 224-9091
[email protected]
  • Utilization-focused program evaluation: needs assessment, developmental evaluation, process evaluation, outcome evaluation
  • Program evaluation planning: collaborative approach to logic models, theory of change models, evaluation frameworks
  • Facilitation: workshops, focus groups, community meetings, stakeholder consultations
  • Research project management: community-based and collaborative research, applied social research, qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups, visual/art activities), basic quantitative analysis using SPSS, basic online survey development and administration, asset mapping, case studies
  • Content expertise: health promotion, diversity and social inclusion, supportive housing programs, homelessness, health equity
  • Areas I want to broaden my expertise: community development work in low income countries, teaching, impact analysis, participatory approaches, environmental issues

Shannon M. Gentilini, Primary Research Consulting, Inc.

Edmonton, AB
Tel: (587) 988-1189
[email protected]

Qualitative research consultant specializing in:

  • Transforming complex research information into client-centered publications
  • Providing a unique blend of qualitative research and program evaluation expertise
  • Producing research information to guide business and government decisions

Agnes Dallison, M.Sc., Evaluation Specialist, Rockyview Research & Consulting, Inc.

Site 1, Box 2, RR 2
Cochrane, AB T4C 1A2
Tel: 403.860.2977
Fax: 403.932.6977
[email protected]

Independent social research consultancy committed to meeting the needs of NGO's, not-for-profit organizations and small business. Services include:

  • Program evaluation
  • Board of Directors' evaluation
  • Customer satisfaction surveys
  • Research services

Shari-Anne Doolaege, MPA, Q.Arb, CLGM, Sage Analytics

Edmonton, Alberta
[email protected]

Shari-Anne has a 20-year background in municipal administration and consulting.  Her work is focused on strengthening board governance and decision-making capacity.  She has held several provincial appointments as a municipal inspector to evaluate municipal processes, legislative compliance and the conduct of officials in various Alberta communities. Focus areas include:

  • Board Governance training
  • Board Governance evaluation
  • Integrity reviews
  • Municipal service delivery reviews
  • Strategic planning
  • Policy review
  • Grant writing
  • Research and report writing
  • Survey design
  • Municipal collaboration
  • Arbitration

Kelly Ernst, Ph.D., The Strategic Intelligence Alliance, Inc.

2018 27th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T3E 2E7
Tel: (403) 389-8941
[email protected]
  • Program evaluation
  • Evaluation frameworks
  • Results-based management
  • Outcome measurement and monitoring processes
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis
  • Research and survey design
  • Strategic planning & board of directors' evaluation
  • Customer satisfaction surveys
  • Proposal development and report writing

Sharlene Wolbeck Minke, BScN, MSc, CE, SWM Consulting Services

Tel: (780) 554-8154
[email protected]

Since 2001, SWM Consulting Services has provided excellent project management and external consulting services in the health and human services sectors in the areas of:

  • Evaluation – Evaluability assessments & planning, frameworks & logic models, and formative, process & outcome evaluations.
  • Applied Research – Jurisdictional scans, literature reviews, proposal development and knowledge translation
  • Facilitation – Workshops, consultations and strategic planning

Shelby Corley, MA, CE, Three Hive Consulting Inc.

Edmonton, AB
Tel: (780) 952-2388
[email protected]
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/shelbycorley 
  • Applied and community based research and evaluation
  • Research and evaluation design
  • Program planning
  • Project management
  • Expertise in primary health care evaluation

Evelyn Valge, M.N., R.N., B.Sc.N., B.Ph.E., Valge Research Group

Calgary, Alberta
[email protected]

Valge Research Group is an independent consulting business specializing in research, evaluation and program design particularly in, but not limited to, the healthcare field. Services include:

  • project management
  • research design; data collection (interviews, surveys (web-based and paper), focus groups, environmental scans, document and literature reviews; data analysis, specializing in qualitative approaches
  • program & evaluation framework design
  • logic model development
  • health professional curriculum, counseling/health promotion materials, detail visit kit design
  • website design
  • workshop facilitation
  • report writing

Tammy Horne, Ph.D., WellQuest Consulting Ltd.

Edmonton, AB
Tel: (780) 451-6145
[email protected]

Thirty years’ experience across evaluation, applied research, evidence-informed planning, & education/training – Principal of WellQuest since1994. WellQuest is Collaborative, Comprehensive, Supportive, Responsive. My evaluation services reflect:

  • Commitment to build on individual & organizational strengths, discuss approach(es) that fit your situation, & collaboratively explore how to move forward
  • Strong evaluative & strategic thinking that is evidence-informed
  • Comfort with complexity – intersectoral networks, partnerships, systems; community development
  • Social science research skills plus practical experience – balance rigour with relevance/ feasibility
  • Experience in multiple evaluation approaches; strengths in mixed methods, analysis, sense-making (interpretive) strategies
  • Support for internal evaluation; external evaluation when desired or required
  • Training, coaching, advising – to support people to develop or strengthen evaluation competencies – through adult learning principles & practices focused on active learning & use
  • Skills & comfort with distance technologies for online learning & support – within & beyond Alberta
  • Strong connections to a network of experienced colleagues, for collaborations or referrals.

Lynn White, MHSA, CMC, CE, Whiteworks Consulting

Yellowknife, NWT
Tel: (867) 873-3363
[email protected]

Policy, planning and evaluation in Canada's arctic.

Hélène Wirzba, Md, Wirzba Consulting

406-26 Street South
Lethbridge, AB
T1J 3R2
Tel: (403) 330-4524
[email protected]
  • Evaluation planning and support
  • Program evaluation
  • Grant development and writing
  • Program and policy development

Tracy With, Y Station Ltd.

#1600, 10065 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1
Tel: (780) 451-4444
[email protected]
  • Full Service Market Research And Evaluation: Quantitative, Qualitative
  • Telephone, Online, Multi-mode, Panel, Focus Groups, In-Depth Interviews, Workshops, Presentations
  • Program Evaluation, Needs Assessments, Primary and Secondary Research