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Seminar: Putting the party in participatory evaluation with youth
Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: By webinar only
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Do you want to include youth as active stakeholders in your evaluations, but don’t know how?
Participatory evaluation calls for the inclusion of all stakeholders throughout the evaluation process.  In addition to improving the quality of your evaluation, participatory evaluation provides young people with opportunities to develop and enhance new skills. We will review how The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s 11 Principles of Youth Engagement can inform participatory evaluation, with a particular emphasis on data collection.

The webinar will explore:
• Benefits of participatory evaluation with youth;
• Facilitators of a successful evaluation including youth; and
• Tools and techniques for use in participatory data collection including  questionnaires, interviews, digital storytelling, PhotoVoice and Most Significant Change.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how the 11 Principles of youth engagement can inform participatory evaluation.
2. Understand the benefits of and facilitators to participatory data collection with youth.
3. Illustrate how to increase youth involvement in various data collection activities.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.​​

Presenters: Allison Meserve and Kristy Ste Marie

Allison Meserve is a health promotion consultant focusing on program planning and evaluation in health promotion capacity building services (HPCB) at Public Health Ontario. Allison has held various roles in public health over the past fifteen years, including  program manager of a social marketing program targeting youth and an internal evaluator for a large community based organization.  For the past six years, she has been providing evaluation, research and ethics support to public health practitioners.  HPCB provides trainings, consultation services and comprehensive knowledge products on the core competencies of public health including program planning, evaluation, healthy public policies and by-laws, including alcohol policy, health communication and other health promotion topics.
Kristy Ste Marie is an Ontario certified teacher with over 13 years’ experience working with youth and young adults.  Kristy also holds a certification in Positive Youth Development from Queen’s University.  As an educator Kristy has a long-standing history of designing, delivering and evaluating programs for both youth and adults.  Kristy is currently the Acting Manager for the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI), a program of the Ontario Lung Association.  YATI supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario. They do so by providing exciting and interactive learning experiences that equip youth, young adults, and adults working with youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and reduce tobacco use, promote health, and advocate for positive change in their communities through youth engagement.  


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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7404 or .​

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