You may be wondering, what exactly is a ‘cross sector complex care model’? It’s a model of care for young adults with medical complexities and development disabilities. It offers a highly individualized approach that integrates health and developmental services into one cohesive package. This new model has been implemented in York Region over the last […]

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Originally produced to support the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy Projects, A Guide to Policy-Influence Evaluation: Selected Resources and Case Studies could be useful for anyone planning and evaluating policy-influence work.   The guide summarizes and references recent  resources that can be used while planning an evaluation.  It also includes three case studies which […]

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The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) was established in 2007 as Canada’s contribution to the development of a safe, effective, and affordable HIV vaccine, accessible on a global scale. In 2011, the CHVI Research and Development Alliance Coordinating Office (ACO) was formed as a neutral organization aimed at facilitating collaboration, igniting synergies across disciplines, sectors, […]

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After much anticipation, the stories from the “Evaluations that Make a Difference” project are now up online! These eight stories focus on the impact that evaluation can have. The publication identifies “enabling factors” that contributed to the impact of the evaluations, highlighting a benefit for evaluators and evaluation users. Congratulations to all those who were […]

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Cathexis report on the impact of the ARTIC program released The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) program was launched in 2010 to move research “from the bench to the bedside”. It aims to accelerate and support the implementation of research evidence into practice across hospitals in Ontario […]

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Led by Christine Frank & Associates, the Cathexis team has spent the last couple of years analyzing and evaluating what aspects of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) are most influential in helping teachers improve their skills and abilities in the classroom. NTIP provides support in orienting new teachers to their […]

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ARTIC Evaluation Report Released

Published on January 30, 2014 in Buzz, News, Reports & Articles

Over the last six months, Cathexis has been working with the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) to evaluate their Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) program. ARTIC was launched in 2010 with an aim to move research evidence into practice across Ontario hospitals more quickly, more effectively, and on a broader scale in […]

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Adina Jacobson has contributed to the latest volume of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (Vol 28. No. 1) with a review of David Fetterman’s Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett Packard’s $15 Million Race Towards Social Justice.  What does she think of the book? You’ll have to check out the book review to […]

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Project Upstream Highlights Report

Published on August 15, 2013 in Reports & Articles

Project Upstream. is a not-for-profit organization that provides individualized support services and affordable housing options to individuals with persistent mental illness.  In 2008 Upstream launched a separate service stream targeted specifically towards offering mental health support services to youth in the community. Cathexis conducted an evaluation to identify the youth program’s successes, opportunities for improvement […]

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Priority sort

Published on May 13, 2013 in Reports & Articles

Cathexis Partner, Melissa McGuire, contributed to the AEA 365 in 2012 by writing about using Group Priority Sort to select outcome indicators; one of “the top 10 most read non-staff articles from 2012”. We’ve included the full post here for you. You can also visit AEA’s 365 for the original post.   Melissa McGuire on […]

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The IP-COMPASS is a quality improvement tool to help clinical settings become better prepared to provide intentional interprofessional learning experiences to students and enhance interprofessional collaboration amongst healthcare providers in their own organization. It provides a structured process to help understand the types of organizational values, structures, processes, practices and behaviours that, when aligned, can […]

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In collaboration with Chris Frank and Associates, Cathexis assessed the implementation of the first two Waves of the Learning Community for Health Quality Ontario (HQO), formerly the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership. The Learning Community introduces primary healthcare providers to the principles of quality improvement (QI). The evaluation had an eye to improving the components, […]

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Priority Sort Article Published

Published on November 26, 2011 in Buzz, News, Reports & Articles

Do you have trouble setting evaluation priorities? Sometimes it can be difficult to select performance indicators or decide which aspects of a program or initiative will be included in an evaluation.

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Cathexis inspires a vision for the LCO

Published on September 14, 2010 in Reports & Articles

Cathexis’ final report to the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) substantially contributed to the LCO’s strategic planning session in Spring 2010 and the organization’s application for renewal for an additional five-year term (2012-2017).

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UNESCO’s Internal Oversight Service (IOS) contracted Cathexis Consulting to carry out an evaluation to assess the relevance of UNESCO’s learning and development policy in meeting the current and future needs of the Organization and evaluate the effectiveness and key results of its associated activities. The evaluation was intended to identify strengths as well as to […]

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UNESCO’s Internal Oversight Service (IOS) contracted Cathexis Consulting to carry out an evaluation of UNESCO’s recruitment policies and practices. The overall purpose of the evaluation, as stated in the Terms of Reference, was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current recruitment policy and practice by assessing the extent to which the objectives of […]

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Contracted by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Cathexis Consulting evaluated the province’s pilot program to improve hand hygiene practices in hospitals.

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Cathexis was engaged by the Ontario College University Consortium Council (CUCC) to evaluate the implementation of Ontario’s collaborative nursing programs.

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CMHC highlights Cathexis’ work

Published on January 1, 2007 in Reports & Articles

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released a report of highlights from a recent study by Cathexis.

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In 2002, Rochelle Zorzi, Vice President & Senior Consultant, led the Canadian Evaluation Society’s efforts to develop a Core Body of Knowledge for Evaluation.

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