GGI presenting at CES Conference
(originally posted on April 26, 2018) GGI is keen to be attending and presenting at the CES National Conference in Calgary at the end of May. We’ll be represented by evaluators from our Vancouver and Ottawa offices and most are giving presentations. More to come on our presentation topics! And GGI will also be an Exhibitor for the first time. Stop by our booth to find out why!
GGI presenting at PPX Symposium
(originally posted on April 26, 2018) Two GGI partners, Sandy and Janice, will be representing GGI at the annual PPX Symposium in mid-May. They’ll be joined by colleagues from the Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau and the MAF Directorate to present the findings and next steps from the MAF evaluation. Keynote speaker Evert Lindquist will then share his own views on possible directions for the MAF.
Leah Simpkins presenting at the Public Health 2018 Conference
(originally posted on February 20, 2018) GGI Consultant, Leah Simpkins, will be presenting at the Public Health 2018 conference in Montreal in May. Her presentation, entitled Organizational Stewardship and Well-being: Implications for Health Promotion will be based on research she conducted as part of her doctoral thesis at the University of Ottawa.
The Presentation will outline the value of stewardship, described as a shared responsibility for the public good, and its implications for organizational health. The results of this research can foster discussions among employees, government leaders and policy-makers concerning best practices and the evolving capacity of public organizations. Moreover, it advances knowledge on how organizational-level interventions may be best designed to address executive well-being and mental health.
Evaluation of the Danish-Bolivian cooperation from 1994 to 2016
(originally posted on February 20, 2018) A GGI partner, Louise Mailloux, was part of the team that undertook the Evaluation of the Danish-Bolivian cooperation from 1994 to 2016, with a particular focus on the period since 2002. The evaluation assessed the specific value added of the Danish approach to supporting sustainable, rights-based development as well as providing lessons learned. The Bolivia evaluation report has now been published by Danida.
GGI proudly congratulates Simon Roy
(originally posted on February 13, 2018) GGI proudly congratulates Simon Roy, GGI Partner, as this year’s CES NCC Karl Boudreault award recipient. Before receiving his award February 13th at the CES National Capital Chapter Annual Learning Event, GGI staff gathered for cake and a rousing rendition of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow!” Congratulations, Simon.
Sandy Moir presenting at CMC-Canada
(originally posted on February 13, 2018) Sandy Moir, Partner at GGI, is presenting at a CMC-Canada breakfast event on February 15, 2018. She will discuss the findings from the Lessons Learned Regarding the Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative (TPA) study GGI conducted in 2017.
GGI is proud of this year’s charitable donations.
(originally posted on February 5, 2018) GGI has a corporate policy which states that a percentage of our annual profits is donated to a charity or charities chosen by a committee comprised of GGI employees. This year, GGI employees chose to make donations to Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), the Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE), and Limitless Horizons Ixil.
Here are Don Hall and Tasha Truant of GGI, presenting a cheque for $2, 000 to staff at IWSO, including Mercy Lawluvi, the Executive Director.
We are grateful for the work these amazing charities do and are proud to support their efforts.
GGI partner, Marie Ryan, receives Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
(originally posted on February 1, 2018) GGI is proud to announce that one of its partners, Marie Ryan, has been inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. Marie is a partner in our St. John’s office. Congratulations Marie! For more information please visit the CBC News article.
Welcome to our Coop Students
(originally posted on January 25, 2018) GGI regularly hires coop students to help us meet our clients’ needs during busy periods and to give students an opportunity to experience a private sector consulting workplace. The Ottawa office recently welcomed two coop students for the January to April time period. Sam Fortin comes to us from the University of Ottawa where he is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in International Management. Ross MacDonald recently graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and is currently attending Algonquin College, where he is working towards a Graduate Certificate from the Marketing Research & Business Intelligence program. Welcome!
GGI’s work in health research
(originally posted on November 21, 2017) Check out some of GGI’s recent work in the area of health research: Evaluation of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Evaluation of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) and Evaluation of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD).
GGI welcomes Leah Simpkins
(originally posted on November 17, 2017) GGI is very pleased to welcome Leah Simpkins to its team of professionals. Leah comes to us from the University of Ottawa where she was Research Assistant at the Institute of Population Health, Faculty of Social Sciences. She brings advanced quantitative analysis skills from her doctoral research in Experimental Psychology. Leah is currently working towards a combined MA-PhD, in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Ottawa.
GGI led a four-day Essential Skills Series on behalf of the Canadian Evaluation Society
(originally posted on November 7, 2017) In October, GGI led a four-day Essential Skills Series course on behalf of the Canadian Evaluation Society, National Capital Chapter. The event was facilitated by Dr. Donald Hall (GGI Partner), who co-designed the course in 2014, and Laura Conroy (Consultant Manager).
Lessons Learned from the Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative
(originally posted on October 6, 2017) On October 5th, the Lessons Learned from the Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative report prepared by Goss Gilroy Inc. was published on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website. You can find it here. GGI conducted the research for this high profile assignment between February and July 2017. You can also read the government’s response to our report here.
GGI Presented at AEA Annual Conference
(originally posted on October 5, 2017) Hubert Paulmer, a Partner at GGI, will be presenting at this year’s American Evaluation Association Conference in Washington, D.C. taking place from November 8 to 11. Mr. Paulmer will be presenting at the following sessions: Integrating Economic Evaluation with Other Ways of Evaluating Impact, Value and Equity and Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Lessons and Insights from a UN Agency-Multinational Private Sector Company Partnership Global Program in Brazil, Egypt, and South Africa.
A GGI Partner Panelist for Canadian Parliamentarians
(originally posted on September 18, 2017) On September 29, Louise Mailloux will be a panelist for an introductory session to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) for Canadian parliamentarians. GBA+ is an analytical tool which examines the impact of legislation, policies, programs and other activities on diverse groups of women, men and gender-diverse people by taking into consideration sex, gender and other identity factors. Louise, will be speaking of GBA+ in the context of Canada’s Defence Policy Review.
Evaluation of Phase II of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative
(originally posted on July 28, 2017) Evaluation of Phase II of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative (LWBI) finalized and available on the ECCC website: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/evaluation-lake-winnipeg-basin/Evaluation_of%20_the_Lake_Winnipeg_Basin_Initiative.pdf GGI was commissioned by ECCC in 2016-17 to conduct an evaluation of the LWBI which showed good progress in a number of areas. Recommendations will be used to make improvements to the next phase of funding.
GGI Study Instrumental in Advancing Inuit Youth Hockey in Nunavik
(originally posted on February 23, 2017) GGI recently completed a ten-year evaluation of the $2.2 million/year Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program in Northern Quebec. The full report of the evaluation is available online. The evaluation used decolonized, culturally appropriate methods. It was based on 141 interviews, visits to seven Nunavik communities, observations at tournaments, an analysis of administrative records, case studies and benchmarking. The joint executive committee of Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government voted to accept the study’s recommendations, including a continuation of support for youth hockey involving a more community-focused approach founded in Inuit culture. The renewed program will reach considerably more Nunavik youth. For more information, click here.
GGI Welcomes New Partner
(originally posted on February 14, 2017) GGI proudly welcomes Ted Weicker as a GGI Partner. Ted is located in Vancouver, and he looks forward to serving you from our new GGI-West office in Gastown.
GGI Presenting at CES Annual Learning Event
(originally posted on February 14, 2017) GGI enjoyed this year’s Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Learning Event in Ottawa on February 16. Simon Roy (and Mary Peters from Treasury Board Secretariat) presented on: What’s the Deal with Language Training Anyway? Also, Sandy Moir and Marc Gagné of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans discussed: Wrestling Horizontal Evaluation to the Ground: Leveraging Opportunities While Managing Threats.