Melissa McGuire

Melissa McGuirePartner

B.A., LL.B., CE

With over ten years of experience in the field of program evaluation and applied social research, Melissa has already made her mark in the evaluation community. Melissa has been involved in over 85 different evaluation and review projects.

Melissa’s education in law is unique among evaluators and is of great value to the Cathexis team, as it not only provides her with a deft understanding of legislation and its application, as well as policy development and analysis, but it also ensures the team has a knowledgeable resource to consult on matters relating to privacy protection, confidentiality, and legal risk as they arise.

She brings incomparable resourcefulness, intellectual flexibility, and analytical skill to the work she carries out and is respected among colleagues and clients for her exceptional project management skills.

Contributions to Evaluation

Melissa has developed and delivered workshops to other evaluators and professionals at Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conferences on evaluation and data collection with vulnerable populations.

In 2009, she spear-headed a study of evaluator compensation across Canada; the results of which were presented at the 2010 CES annual conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

She has also been working with a team of consultants to develop Priority Sort, a collaborative priority setting method, which she presented to the evaluation community in 2010.


  • Access to justice
  • Law and public policy
  • Health policy and programming

Professional Memberships

Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)

American Evaluation Society (AEA)

Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA)

Contact Information

Phone: 416-469-9954 x242