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When I joined the Canadian Women’s Foundation it was Mary Ferguson and Janet Murray who provided me with a thorough orientation to the Sustainable Livelihoods framework. As part of the Foundation’s capacity building work we traveled across Canada and trained over 50 community based agencies on effective evaluation practices, logic models and methods to improve their program evaluations. To date, many of those organizations continue to use the model and asset based approach to their programming with women and their evaluations. As a facilitator and trainer, Mary is a great listener, communicator and is extremely personable.
Women’s Centre of York Region worked with Eko Nomos on our 2013 Assessing Our Impact project. We wanted to build on our work with the Sustainable Livelihoods framework and develop clear tools to assess women’s readiness for programs and evaluate impact of programs. It was so helpful to work with a consultant with the knowledge and experience to guide us through some challenging conversations and engage all staff in developing theories of change and identifying tangible and realistic program outcomes. We have now piloted our post program evaluation tool with women with very encouraging feedback and look forward to better understanding the impact of our work.