Community of Practice

Community of Practice

April 18, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Registration Fee $60.00 + HST

RCAF Officers’ Mess
158 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON


Registration Fee $60.00 + HST


The next learning event will be panel presentations and a discussion on the Use of Performance Measurement and Evaluation Results in decision-making. Come hear the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources Canada, Health Canada and the Canadian Space Agency talk about the challenges they have identified, approaches being considered to support the use of results and reporting processes and tools being implemented to leverage performance measurement and evaluation results in decision processes.

The purpose of the event is to share best practices and lessons learned in implementing the requirements of the Policy on Results, including the updated MAF lines of evidence. The event is targeted to Science-based Organizations but anyone interested in sharing best practices in performance measurement are welcome.

Panelists include:
Susan Cole, Director, Results Transformation, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Marc Desjardins, Director General, Planning and Corporate Management Practices, Health Canada
Anne Routhier, Senior Director, Strategic Planning, Reporting and Results, Natural Resources Canada
Melanie Winzer, Executive Director, Programs and Integrated Planning, Canadian Space Agency

Moderated by:
Nadine Cyr, Senior Officer at the National Research Council

Hope to see you there!

March 22, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Registration Fee $60.00 + HST

RCAF Officers’ Mess
158 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON


Registration Fee $60.00 + HST


The next learning event will be a Panel Discussion on the Implementation of the Departmental Results Framework, Meaningful Reporting and sharing of best practices. Come hear multiple departments and agencies talk about the challenges they experienced, the reporting processes and tools being used and gain an insight on lessons learned from Treasury Board of Canada – Secretariat. The purpose of the event is to share best practices and give people a chance to ask the questions that have been on their minds since the implementation of the Departmental Results Framework.


8 am – 9 am – Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:05 am – Opening Remarks by Melanie Winzer, Executive Director Programs and Integrated Planning, Canadian Space Agency
9:05 – 10 am – Panel Presentations and Questions

  • Chris Boughton, A/ Director, Results Division, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (10 min.)
  • Sheryl Lattimore, Director, Corporate Planning and Governance, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (10 min.)
  • Joe Faragone, Manager, Results-based Management, Public Health Agency of Canada (10 min.)
  • Nadine Cyr, Senior Analyst, Planning and Reporting, National Research Council Canada (10 min.)

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Networking Break
10:15 am – 11:00 am – Panel Questions and Sharing of Best Practices by Attendees
11 am – 12 pm – Table top group exercise on what meaningful reporting is, using recent extractions from recent Departmental Reports yet to be tabled.


Ambrosio Catalla

ambrosioAmbrosio Catalla Jr is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the impacts of Research Manitoba’s support to research in health, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities. He leads the development and application of Research Manitoba’s impact framework, conducts internal evaluations, and jointly leads NAPHRO’s Research Impacts Harmonization Project. Before joining Research Manitoba, he worked on evaluation projects with non-government organizations and UN agencies in the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar for over 15 years.


Tolga Yalkin

bio-tolga-yalkinTolga is currently the Acting Executive Director of the Program Performance and Evaluation Division in the Expenditure Management Sector of the Treasury Board Secretariat. He has been designated to work closely with the Privy Council Office to implement the Government’s new results agenda and is spearheading the development of a new Treasury Board Policy on Results. Prior to this, he was the General Counsel and Director of Policy to the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) and taught constitutional law at the University of Ottawa. He was a retained Lecturer in Constitutional Law at Oxford University. Tolga speaks English, French, and Turkish and has studied and worked on three continents. He obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, an Honours Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Civil Law and Master of Philosophy in law from Oxford. Tolga was Sub-Dean at Wadham College, Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, and President of Oxford Pro Bono Publico. Tolga also practiced law in Australia from 2006 to 2007 in banking and financial regulation. In addition, he is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Part-Time Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Teaching | Learning Grants Program, Funding program for blended courses, and the Australian Bicentennial Scholarship, the Hague Academy of International Law Scholarship, and the Banking and Financial Services Law Association Scholarship.


David Peckham

david-peckamDavid Peckham is the Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a role which includes responsibility for program evaluation, internal audit, performance measurement, data production and impact analysis. Prior to taking this role, David was a Director in CIHR’s Strategic Programs Branch and before this he was Manager of Evaluation for the organization. David’s career path has included ten years working in the private sector in the United Kingdom and Canada, as a Vice President for Ipsos Reid, an international public opinion research corporation, where he worked with governments at all levels and public sector clients. He has also worked in the European Parliament in Brussels as a Parliamentary Research Assistant to Arlene McCarthy MEP. David received a BA(Hons) in European Politics and Modern Languages from the University of Manchester before completing an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from the University of Sussex. His studies in Canada include a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Ottawa, and he is currently a candidate for a Masters in Public Health from the University of Waterloo.


Deanne Langlois-Klassen

deanne-langloisDeanne Langlois-Klassen, Ph.D., Associate Director, Alberta Innovates. Deanne brings broad public and population health experience to the development of systems approaches for the assessment of health research and innovation impacts. She also provides research expertise to ensure scientific rigor and appropriate methodological approaches in the assessment of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions’ health research and innovation investments. Deanne has a M.Sc. in Medical Sciences (Population Health) and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Alberta, Canada in addition to her experience as a physiotherapist and health program manager.


Josée Aubin

josee-aubinBiologiste de formation (Ph. D. en biologie cellulaire et moléculaire, Université Laval); formation postdoctorale en génétique du développement, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, É.-U.); et études spécialisées en administration publique (École nationale d’administration publique). Depuis 2013, analyste à la planification et gestion stratégique aux Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). Responsable de la stratégie de mesure d’impact des FRQ.


Melanie Winzer

melanie_winMelanie Winzer is the recently appointment Head of Performance Measurement at CIHR under the new Policy on Results and is the Manager, Planning, Reporting, Measurement and Data. In this role, she leads the Agency’s work related to Corporate Reporting (MRRS, RPP and DPR), as well as Corporate Performance, Corporate Risk and the Management Accountability Framework. She has led development and implementation of CIHR’s Performance Measurement (PM) Regime Toolbox, which is heavily based on the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Impact Framework. She also manages the team responsible for producing data and analytics on CIHR’s investments and impacts. Melanie has spent close to 18 years in the Federal Public Service in the areas of Planning, Performance Measurement and Reporting. Over this time, she has led various departments to be deemed “Leader” and “Department of Example” in the areas of integrated planning, performance measurement and parliamentary reporting. She has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Political Science at Carleton University.


Patrick Odnokon

As the Director of Impact and Evaluation, Patrick collaborates with SHRF staff and other stakeholders, provincially and nationally, to play a key role in monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress and impact of SHRF’s work in advancing health research and innovation in Saskatchewan. He represents SHRF on various national special initiatives and is part of the executive leadership team, contributing to strategic decision-making toward achieving SHRF’s mandate. Patrick joined SHRF in October 2007 after working with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority as a Health Researcher. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Masters in Kinesiology, studying group dynamics and adherence to sport and physical activity. He has extensive experience developing and implementing impact and evaluation frameworks to ensure SHRF is maximizing impact and return on investment.


Renata Osika

renata_osikaRenata joined NAPHRO as Executive Director in November 2013, where she also co-chairs NAPHRO Impact Analysis Group. Renata brings a strong background in all aspects of business management as well as the understanding of Canada’s Science, Technology and innovation milieu. As Program Director at the Council of Canadian Academies, Renata led multidisciplinary Expert Panels in synthesis of complex evidence-based public policy issues. Her work focused on various aspects of reporting on impacts of investment in research. Prior to that, as a seasoned management consultant her consulting experience includes program design, business planning, performance and risk management frameworks, and business analysis and processes re-engineering.

In her spare time Renata served as Special Advisor to the Board (Strategic Planning) for Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada. She is a member of the Program and Planning Committee for the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2016. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Ottawa University, and completed her undergraduate studies in econometrics/computer science at the University of Waterloo.


Robert Chatwin

robert_chadkManager, Performance Accountability and Evaluation Robert oversees the NSHRF’s efforts to assess, document and communicate its performance to stakeholders. In addition, he is responsible to facilitate the evaluation of programs and services provided by the NSHRF.

Robert joins the NSHRF with over 30 years of experience in health and human service organizations at the community, regional, provincial and national levels in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Prior to joining the NSHRF, Robert worked for the Public Health Agency of Canada – Community Acquired Infections where his work focused on evaluation, performance measurement, monitoring and planning. During his time in Alberta as Director of Accountability and Planning, Robert led a team developing an information system for performance measurement, planning and evaluation of community mental health services.

Robert holds a Master of Social Work and is currently the President of the Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers, the Canadian and American Evaluation Societies. Rob has also been awarded the professional designation of Credentialed Evaluator by the Canadian Evaluation Society.


Steve Montague

steve_montagueSteve Montague, a partner of Performance Management Network Inc. is a credentialed evaluator, a Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and has 35 years of experience as a practitioner in program evaluation as a management consultant, an adjunct professor and as an evaluation manager in a major Canadian federal government department. Steve has led or participated in dozens of S&T related evaluations and performance measurement projects dating back to the mid 1980s when he won a public service excellence award for his participation in a technology centre evaluation. He has been a long-time member of the AEA’s Research Technology and Development Topical Interest Group and has three times published articles in Research Evaluation. His work on theories of change, reach and the role of technology infrastructure in innovation have led the Canadian and to some extent world monitoring and evaluation communities.

Mr. Montague has managed major and minor projects analyzing a wide variety of programs for Canadian federal, provincial, United States, Scottish and Australian governments, as well as conducting work for the OECD, the World Bank-International Finance Corporation, the European Commission and the United Nations. He has published articles on evaluation in journals in Canada, the US and Europe and given numerous presentations and workshops on evaluation, performance management and information management. Steve is also a founding member and twice president of the Performance and Planning Exchange.


Recent changes to the Federal Policy on Results and the need to demonstrate results to Canadians at all levels of government has created an opportunity for science-based agencies to work together to align methodologies and have open discussions on appropriate approaches for developing meaningful indicators, monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance.At the Performance and Planning Exchange Learning Event in March 2016, a reprise event in May 2016 and a special session conducted September 6th at CIHR, it was found that science-based organizations often face the similar issues including:·lack of predictability of results

  • long time frames for change to occur
  • often abstract nature of the missions
  • questions about how to track use or value; and,
  • the difficulties involved in measuring specific results.

With these needs in mind, a Science-based Organizations Performance Measurement & Evaluation Community of Practice has been formed and will be holding a Learning Event November 7, 2016 at the Cartier Place Suite Hotel, 180 Cooper Street. Ottawa Ontario

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) along with the National Association of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO) will be hosting a Science-based Organizations Performance Measurement Community of Practice Learning Event, seeking to bring together all interested parties and build on the Learning Events hosted by the PPX in March and May 2016 and the Science-based Organizations meeting hosted by CIHR in September 2016 . For past presentations and materials visit .

The goal of the event is to identify challenges and gaps that Canadian public science institutions face and possible approaches and metrics which can be used consistently across science-based organizations and initiatives.

This session will include an introduction related to the use of results logic to tell the science performance story followed by presentations on new methodologies and the impact of recent work on decision making. The intent is to demonstrate and discuss an approach which serves agency management and fully aligns with the new Policy on Results. The session should help science-based organizations and initiatives meet the new requirements – and ultimately is intended to help inform the Government of Canada’s approach going forward.


Event Format
The event is intended to be informal, engaging, high energy and interactive. It will include plenary presentation sessions from both federal and provincial research organizations with audience Question and Answers and facilitated discussion sessions as well as breakout sessions featuring small group discussion. Networking breaks will promote connections among attendees.

The event time frame and location is as follows:

Date: November 7, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Cartier Place Suite Hotel, 180 Cooper Street. Ottawa OntarioRegistration for this event will give you a place in the Community of Practice as well as providing you a place at the November 7th Learning Event.


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