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The days are getting sunnier and longer. Warm weather is around the corner. With spring comes opportunities for reflection, ongoing learning and renewal. Our evaluation work has focused on evaluation planning and on building reflective practices into project work. Spring learning circles with our clients are yielding rich insights about what’s working and helpful ways to go forward nationally, regionally and locally on important health and social issues. Project teams are finding these conversations energizing, as they are for us.

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We’re reflecting on our evaluation practice as well. We’ve been sharing knowledge and ideas about evaluating complexity through FSG webinars and team conversations, and exchanging ideas on the best use of developmental evaluation techniques. We’ve also been immersed in the Community Engagement in Collective Impact e-course offered by Living Cities, a cross-sector leadership strategy building innovative urban practice to strengthen community.

Working with our clients, we’ve been exploring effective collaborative practices for new initiatives. We are also excited to be introducing a collaborative mentorship process in our work with the National Music Centre.

Spring will see us continue our travel took in Nunavut, where we are engaging with communities as part of the Tobacco Reduction Framework evaluation. Having visited several communities in the Kitikmeot Region, we are looking forward to spending time in communities in the Kivalliq and Qikiqtaaluk regions this spring.

Stayed tuned for more!