October is ADHD awareness month! Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exists in women and girls but often goes unrecognized and undiagnosed, leading to consequences of low self-esteem, substance use challenges, unemployment, and higher rates of mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Yet ADHD is the most treatable psychiatric disorder in Canada. Here are some facts you… More
On September 30th, the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Cathexis team honours the lost First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. As settlers in treaty lands, we recognize our responsibility to deepen our understanding of this land, honour relations with Indigenous nations, and work to dismantle the settler-colonial structures that continue to oppress Indigenous people. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call… More
Two years ago, Cathexis joined the B Corp global movement. Along with nearly 4,000 businesses worldwide, we are helping accelerate a cultural shift to redefine success in business. Companies of any size or sector are encouraged to join. Small consulting firms like ours have a lot to contribute to the B Corp community. But we… More
Vanessa is the founder and principal consultant at VANASTAS, an evaluation firm in Montreal that provides evaluation, performance measurement, and applied social research services. She is a bilingual, Credentialed Evaluator with 20 years of experience in the field. We love working with Vanessa on health and social services projects and appreciate her bilingual skills to… More
We’re thrilled to be joining Laridae’s Ask the Expert Series to discuss how to maximize your program evaluation budget! Our team members Liz & Melissa will share their tips about making your evaluation fit your budget and how to find an evaluator that suits your needs. Sign up here!
The Cathexis team is always looking for ways to make evaluation a force for equity. We are excited to share one small outcome of this focus: an affirming way to ask survey respondents about gender! Here are some tips for your next survey: Don’t confuse sex and gender in your data! Broadly speaking, sex refers… More