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Program and Management Consulting

The Elders say that our “tool bundles” are breaking new ground in Indigenous Evaluations

Program and Management Consulting

Since 2001 we have managed nine longitudinal evaluations, each about 3-years long and inclusive of 150 – 300 program participants. We keep you in-the-loop with a start-up call, check-in on data collection process, review of early findings, and discussion on vital messaging, to talking about implementing the final report recommendations. We include action plans with budget estimates and potential funding sources as a means for addressing recommendations.

Our policy research and program evaluation services have met the needs of First Nations, government departments, and independent programs and organizations. We prefer mixed method approaches that include triangulated methodologies utilizing culture-appropriate and grounded tools. One example is our Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool, which has been rigorously tested. Since 2010, this tool has been applied in evaluation, research, and program delivery settings, and our database has received over 500 entries by Indigenous program participants. We provide core competencies for our clients in program evaluation, program policy research, strategic planning, Indigenous governance training, and economic development research.

Our Services

Program Evaluation

“Johnston Research Inc. focuses on utilizing tools for change”

Strategic Planning

“Evaluation and strategic planning really go hand-in-hand”

Economic Development Research

“Evaluation cannot be complete without economic development”

Indigenous Governance Training

“We see Indigenous governance training as a missing component of evaluation”

Program Policy Research

“Our work is driven by notions of social justice and culture-based approaches”

Indigenous Evaluation Policy

“An Indigenous Evaluation Policy will fill a significant gap in your internal organization processes”

The Benefits of Hiring Johnston Research for Contract Work

What You Will Learn

  • The gaps and challenges in your organization’s current evaluation practice.
  • An understanding of the issues surrounding the reconciliation between western and Indigenous evaluation practice.
  • How to utilize templates to develop draft tools and sketch-out a comprehensive evaluation plan.

Who Has Hired us in the Past

  • Indigenous non-government organizations (in every province and Yukon).
  • First Nations.
  • Métis organizations.
  • Inuit governments (in Nunavut and Kativik).
  • Canada government departments.
  • Ontario government departments.
  • Non-government organizations (who work with Indigenous peoples).

We want to thank you for taking your time to participate on the Ways Tried and True Working Group meetings, and contributing to the development of the WTT Framework and identifying Ways Tried and True for sharing through the Best Practices Portal.

Nina JethaManager, Canadian Best Practices Initiative

Despite tight timelines, JRI conducted a survey, analyzed the data and wrote a report that is highly regarded by our nursing colleagues as providing invaluable information in a succinct, clear, easy to read manner.

Fjola Hart WasekeesikawExecutive Director, Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada

Anishnawbe Health Toronto would hire Johnston Research Inc. again for Board of Directors consultations and strategic planning.

Joe HesterExecutive Director, Anishnawbe Health Toronto

From the beginning of the contract, I was impressed with the thoroughness and attention to detail, as shown in the care with which JRI put together their breadth of knowledge and sensitivity to the topic.

Senior Program Advisor, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada

Our timelines for this project were rather short (2 months); however Johnston Research Inc. undertook two northern site visits, a series of telephone interviews, and produced a final report on-time.

Manager, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

We Can Help Your Organization

Get in touch and find how we can work together to improve your program.