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CESBC Workshop: Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Vancouver)

  • 18 Oct 2019
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7
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  • (Members not in our CES BC Chapter system please email contact details and member number to cesbc.louise.mason@gmail.com)
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CESBC Professional Development Workshop:

Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Kim van der Woerd, Billie Joe Rogers and Sophia Vitalis of Reciprocal Consulting

Space is limited to 50 people. Register by September 30, 2019 to reserve your seat!

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Want to learn to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments in culturally responsive ways?

This full day workshop covers:

  • Research paradigms
  • Worldviews
  • The legacy of colonization
  • The reconciliation movement
  • Truth-telling and misconceptions
  • Allyship
  • Legacy of research, and
  • Culturally responsive evaluation.

Date: Friday October 18, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Location: Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 1607 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7

Lunch: Included

Presenter: Kim van der Woerd

Presenter: Billie Joe Rogers

Presenter: Sophia Vitalis

Reciprocal Consulting is a Vancouver-based Indigenous owned and operated consulting company.


"I found the Culturally Responsive Evaluation course delivered by Reciprocal Consulting to be very useful and well delivered. The first half drove home the point of why we need to be culturally responsive, given that we are all operating from various paradigms, world views, assumptions, and different versions of the truth based on our colonial history. And the second half of the course gave us practical advice on how to overcome barriers for cultural safety in research, what traps to avoid, and what steps to consider in a culturally responsive evaluation from start to finish. The facilitators packed a lot of information and group interaction into the one-day course. I would recommend it to others and I bet the longer course would be even more impactful."

Natalya Kuziak
Senior Evaluation Manager
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services, Canada

"It was an invigorating and soul-quenching day of discussion and sharing for which I am truly grateful, both personally and professionally. Both you and Sofia did an amazing job of sharing your knowledge, wisdom and leadership with us all on that day."

As a federal public servant I have frequently been approached by colleagues unsure (and uncomfortable with their uncertainly!) on how to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments on evaluations and engagements in general. After having attended your recent workshop, not only have I gained valuable knowledge and insight into improving my own approach to meaningful interactions and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, but I have a clearer idea thanks to your wonderful example of how to advise others how to do so as well."

 Shawn Jackson
Evaluation Officer
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

*CESBC reserves the right to cancel or postpone the workshop.  Full refunds will be provided in the event of workshop cancellation. No refunds after September 30, 2019. Substitute name only.

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