Truth and Reconciliation for Evaluators


This course offers evaluators an opportunity to actively engage with Truth and Reconciliation. It covers the history and lasting impact of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families, and offers guidance on how evaluation practices can advance Truth & Reconciliation.

It was created through a partnership with Hotıì ts’eeda, and Indigenous evaluators Dr. Kim van der Woerd and  Sofia Vitalis of Reciprocal Consulting, an award-winning, Indigenous-run consulting firm specializing in evaluation and research.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the truth and impact of racism and colonization on Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Recognize the ways colonial worldviews can affect the entire evaluation process.
  • Use principles of cultural safety to engage with evaluation clients throughout the whole evaluation process.
  • Use reflection to examine your practices and worldviews and take steps to practice active reconciliation.

This course will be offered four times per year and is limited to 25 people per cohort. The cohorts can be found below. Note that all times below are Pacific Time.

This course includes both self-paced material and mandatory reflection sessions. You have three months from the time of your registration to engage with the online course materials at your own pace.

There is a one-hour live Zoom Introductory Session, where you are introduced to the course creators, course materials and the path for your Truth & Reconciliation journey. There is also a mandatory two-hour live Zoom closing Reflection Session. You will be sent  Zoom links for these sessions closer to the dates of the sessions.

Cohort Language Registration Is Open Intro Session Reflection Session
Summer 2022 (full) English 1 – 22 June 2022 5 July 2022
10-11 am PT
Sept 2022
Fall 2022 English 29 Aug – 27 Sept 2022 28 Sep 2022
9am-10am PT&
3 Oct 2022
11am-12pm PT
Nov 2022
Winter 2023 English 2 Dec 2022 – 16 Jan 2023 18 Jan 2023
9-10 am PT
Choice of :

8 Mar 2023
9-11am PT

9 Mar 2023
10-12pm PT

14 Mar 2023
12-2pm PT

15 Mar 2023
9-11am PT

16 Mar 2023
12-2pm PT

Spring 2023 English or French 14 March – 4 April 2023 French:
11 April 2023
10-11 am PTEnglish:
13 April 2023
10-11 am PT
June 2023

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Estimated Time to Complete:  10 hours

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of evaluation

Evaluation Competencies addressed: [x] reflective; [x] technical; [x] situational; [x] management; [x] interpersonal.

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