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Health in Common’s approach is collaborative and adaptable. We will work with you to ensure our services meet your needs. For each project, we put together a team with the right mix of knowledge, skills and experience.

Strategic & Operational Planning

We engage stakeholders to assess the current context, clarify direction, identify strategic priorities and outline a plan to achieve goals and objectives.

Program Evaluation

We create evaluation plans, develop tools to gather information, analyze results, develop communication tools for sharing results and complete full program evaluations.

Strategy Development & Consultation

We engage stakeholders to develop a clear understanding of the issues, review available evidence, assess context, develop shared goals, and identify strategies.

Online Data Collection

We custom design online portals to manage ongoing data collection and gather stakeholder input using secure, web-based platforms.

Training & Capacity Building

We provide tailored training that strengthens your organization’s capacity and ability to:
  • plan and evaluate programs
  • facilitate workshops and community engagement
  • make presentations
  • build a healthy organization

Social Return on Investment

We demonstrate your program’s impact, both qualitatively (through stories and testimonials) and quantitatively, by calculating the value of social return for your investment.

Organizational Health Assessment

We develop an assessment tool, tailored to your organizational culture and practices, that can be used to support employee well-being and strengthen organizational effectiveness.

Pro-Bono Services

We provide pro-bono services that include facilitating stakeholder engagement, developing a strategic plan or evaluating an initiative.
 

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Health in Common

200-141 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0R3

Telephone: 204-946-1888
Toll Free: 1-800-731-1792
Fax: 204-284-2404
Email: contact@healthincommon.ca

 
 
 
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Bohdanna Kinasevych
Director of Evaluation
bkinasevych@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x104
Areas of Expertise
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Evaluation planning
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Evaluation strategy and advice
  • Evaluation capacity building
Overview
  • Bohdanna is a respected evaluator that has worked with community organizations for over 20 years. She has extensive experience designing and managing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research and evaluation projects, with a range of stakeholders in the non-profit and public sector.
  • Bohdanna works with not-for-profit organizations and government to enhance capacity and integrate evaluation into program planning and design. She has completed professional training in the use of Social Return on Investment (SROI) to monetize the social and economic value of social programs.
  • Prior to working at Health in Common, Bohdanna served as a Research and Evaluation Coordinator at Nine Circles Community Health Centre and a Research Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. In these roles, Bohdanna planned and implemented data management systems for internal monitoring and evaluation. She holds a Master of Science in Community Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba, and is a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Project Samples
  • Building capacity for evaluation
    • New Directions (for Children, Youth, Adults and Families) – Developed and delivered a series of training days to build the evaluation capacity of staff and develop program specific evaluation plan for TERF, Alternative Solutions, Empowering People in Community (EPC), RAP and/or My Home.
    • Summer Institute on Program Evaluation – Collaborate to deliver a week long training that brings together community-based practitioners and university students to learn and share information about evaluation for improved planning and delivery.
  • Leading evaluation projects
    • Northern Healthy Foods Initiative (NHFI) – Worked with Management Committee and NHFI partners to measure increased community capacity to sustain food security initiatives and determine the degree to which NHFI’s intended outcomes were being achieved. This involved stakeholder interviews, extensive document review, community interviews, story gathering and a community sustainability assessment process.
    • Addictions and Policy Support Branch (Manitoba Government) – Supporting agencies to build internal capacity for program monitoring and evaluation – including facilitating client focus groups, reviewing and updating data collection processes for ongoing assessments, and building data management systems to track and report on client outcomes.
    • Sunshine House – Determined the degree to which recreation programming for solvent users adapted to participants’ needs and interests to offer fun activities that enhanced wellbeing and quality of life. Evaluation methods included tracking activities, gathering feedback from staff, volunteers and participants, and using a pre and post questionnaire to assess impact on physical health, self-confidence and social supports.
  • Designing strategies and frameworks for evaluation and reporting
    • Tides Canada – Developed and implemented an evaluation framework and tools for the newly created Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community Fund collaborative funding model that considered the needs and perspectives of funders and grant recipients.

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Cathy Steven
Executive Director
csteven@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x101
Areas of Expertise
  • Facilitation and stakeholder engagement
  • High level strategy and consultation
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Organizational health assessment
Overview
  • Having worked with not-for-profit organizations in a leadership capacity for over 20 years, Cathy has experience with strategic and community planning, team building, organizational development, and service provider training. She effectively manages partnerships with policymakers, funders and decision-makers at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
  • With a wide-range of experience in the public sector, Cathy brings a strong analytical, problem-solving focus to clients, combined with a commitment to understanding different perspectives and needs. She is a skilled facilitator, able to engage stakeholders in a process that produces results.
  • Cathy’s experience managing program planning, delivery and evaluation includes over 10 years in sexual health; participating at the provincial and national level in an advisory capacity. Cathy has been on the board of the Manitoba Law Foundation and the Brandon University Board of Governors. As Chair of the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health, she led the merger of 3 national organizations into Action Canada for Sexual Rights and Health, where she serves as Chair.

Project Samples
  • Strategy and consultation for public policy
    • Addictions and Policy Support Branch (Manitoba Government) – Facilitated the development of A Culture of Shared Responsibility: Manitoba’s Strategy to Reduce Alcohol Related Harms, including stakeholder engagement, steering committee coordination and strategy recommendations.
    • Canadian Public Health Association – Based on information gathered from stakeholders, developed core competencies and self-assessment tool for front-line workers in HIV-STBBI prevention.
    • Age-Friendly Manitoba – Facilitated the development of strategic directions, goals and objectives for Age-Friendly Manitoba based on stakeholder feedback, and existing opportunities and challenges.
  • Leading planning and evaluation projects
    • Town of Churchill – After facilitating the development of the Churchill Sustainability Action Plan in March 2012, supported the Town of Churchill with Action Plan implementation, including convening the steering committee, supporting funding applications, and completing a business and community survey.
    • North End Women’s Centre – Working closely with NEWC, facilitated a process with staff and board to develop strategic priorities and benchmarks.
    • Neighbourhoods Alive! – Evaluated the Localized Improvement Fund for Tomorrow (LIFT) 4-year pilot phase to assess community participation and engagement; consistency between projects and alignment with NA! priorities; complementary (leveraged) funding; community capacity building; and overall program strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Organizational health assessment
    • West Broadway Community Organization – Facilitated a process with staff to develop a healthy organizational assessment tool, with indicators that reflects the expectations of staff and uniqueness of WCBO.
    • Healthy Living and Populations (Manitoba Government) – Facilitated the development of an assessment tool with indicators that support employee well-being and organizational effectiveness.

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Daniel Gravenor
Research and Technical Support
dgravenor@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x102
Areas of Expertise
  • Data management
  • Data analysis
  • Data base design
  • Data visualization
Overview
  • Dan has considerable expertise in quantitative data collection and analysis. He designs user-friendly online data portals which can be used to report on program outputs and outcomes. Dan also provides helpdesk functions for organizations collecting data through online systems.
  • Prior to working at Health in Common, Dan implemented and managed the OttoCYCLE project at the Centre for Sustainable Transportation (CST), tracking cycling activity using GPS. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies focusing on Environmental Communication and has 12 years of experience using websites and technology to communicate ideas.

Project Samples
  • Monitoring and data collection
    • Healthy Together Now – Developed an online reporting system that gathers information at the community level and provides reports at the regional and provincial level.
    • Laurel Centre – Developing an online data collection system that aligns data collection across the organization and generates reports, replacing a system requiring manual collation and calculations.
  • Evaluation project support
    • North Point Douglas Women’s Centre – Evaluated the volunteer, counselling and safety programs, including developing accessible data collection tools, such as a community safety survey, youth outreach worker tracking forms, volunteer tracking forms, and a counselling client satisfaction survey. Interviews and focus groups were facilitated to collect data on program effectiveness.
    • Kelsey Recreation Commission, Northern Health Region & The Town of the Pas – Facilitated a participatory evaluation of One Step Ahead, a diabetes prevention initiative delivered through a partnership with the Northern Regional Health Authority, Kelsey Recreation Commission and the Town of the Pas. Support included utilization of findings.
    • Ka Ni Kanichihk – Facilitated a participatory evaluation of the All Children Matter (ACM) conference, a public awareness forum on the sexual exploitation of children in Manitoba.

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Erin Huck
Planning and Evaluation Facilitator
ehuck@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x105
Areas of Expertise
  • Qualitative research
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Community relations and engagement
Overview
  • Erin is an effective project manager that uses her expertise in communication to develop productive, meaningful client and stakeholder relationships. Driven by the challenge of integrating best practices and community knowledge, she has experience in stakeholder engagement, community planning and policy development. Erin conducts interviews and focus groups, analyses qualitative data and facilitates engagement.
  • Her work with diverse communities and organizations across Canada in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors has included leading multi-stakeholder engagements, collaborating on First Nation-led community planning initiatives, training service providers and non-profit partners in participatory research and engagement, and developing media and public education materials (print, broadcast, electronic) for general and target audiences (including youth, and low literacy users). Erin holds two Masters degrees – City Planning (University of Manitoba) and a Masters of Arts (Media Studies, Concordia University).

Project Samples
  • Coordinating evaluation projects
    • Red River College – Evaluating Transforming Futures, a program that welcomes students with intellectual disabilities (ID) and significant challenges to the post secondary setting; engaging students, parents and guardians, faculty and staff, and partners to understand the successes and challenges of the pilot program.
    • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) – Conducted an evaluation of the healthy sexuality marketing campaign intended to help reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Engaged youth across Winnipeg to test the acceptability and impact of messaging.
  • Coordinating needs assessment projects
    • Community Futures West Interlake Inc. – Conducted a review of administration, operations and management of community facilities in West Interlake, focusing on four municipalities. Completed review was used to initiate discussion on opportunities to collaborate and be more cost effective.
    • R.M. of Cartier – Facilitated a participatory evaluation of municipal recreation needs, culminating in recommendations and proposed timelines for next steps.
  • Strategic and operational planning
    • Green Action Centre – Gathered information from stakeholders to assess understanding and satisfaction with Green Action Centre’s services, and led a strategic planning process with board and staff. A stakeholder engagement report and strategic plan (including draft work plan) was provided.
    • Jewish Child and Family Services – Facilitated a process with staff and board to develop a strategic plan, and helped create a work plan to implement.
    • Manitoba Theatre Centre – Facilitated the development of a strategic plan, with considerable stakeholder consultation and board engagement.

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Monica Schroeder
Planning and Evaluation Facilitator
mschroeder@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888
Areas of Expertise
  • Facilitation and stakeholder engagement
  • Organizational development
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Change management
Overview
  • With an educational background in organizational change and non-profit management, Monica has facilitated community consultations and effectively engaged diverse stakeholders. With the ability to ask relevant questions and think strategically, she is able to listen, learn and create a process that works for the client.
  • With community organizations, including the Fred Victor Centre, DASCH Inc., the Walmer Road Food Bank and Fife House, Monica had the opportunity to coordinate a social enterprise, supervise staff, develop and implement marketing plans, facilitate training, and create and operationalize a community food access program.
  • A strong communicator, Monica conducts interviews and focus groups, analyses qualitative data and facilitates engagement. Her knowledge of organizational change and capacity building allows her to effectively engage with organizations and appreciate the planning and evaluation context.

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Reashelle Braiden
Planning and Evaluation Facilitator
rbraiden@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x103
Areas of Expertise
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Project management and administration
  • Community development
Overview
  • With considerable evaluation experience, Reashelle has developed data collection tools, conducted literature reviews, collected, collated, and analyzed data, and monitored project scope, timelines, and resources. With the ability to develop effective partnerships and collaborative relationships, Reashelle works with clients to ensure reliable, usable, and innovative processes that meet their unique needs.
  • Her work with international and domestic organizations, including Oxfam Canada, the International Language Centre (South Korea) and an evaluation project with the University of Manitoba – Building Human Capacity Rural Social Work with Women in China, has given her experience with adult education principles, event planning and support, organizational development, and community development. Reashelle holds a Masters in International Development where her focus was monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research, and program management in health.
  • Reashelle’s community service work has given her an opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity, the Christmas Cheer Board, Slow Food Winnipeg and the International Storytelling Festival.

Project Samples
    • Manitoba Nurses Union – Completed a participatory evaluation on the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses.
    • Women’s Health Clinic – Tracking participation, reach, project outputs and outcomes, to assess the degree to which Body Positive Project objectives are met. Body Positive incorporates a Sources of Strength peer-based suicide prevention program with a comprehensive school health approach to build community support for body positive messaging.

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Sara Castagna
Research and Communication Support
scastagna@healthincommon.ca
204-946-1888 x106
Areas of Expertise
  • Data visualization
  • Communication materials
  • Data collection
Overview
  • Sara develops communication tools, collects qualitative data and coordinates logistics. Her patience and ability to process information help ensure reports and data visualization products are accurate, intuitive and useful.
  • Sara manages Health in Common’s social media and communication plan; developing materials for print and web. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Project Samples
  • Coordinating projects
    • Seniors’ Guide – Gathered information about programs and services throughout the province and updated in the Manitoba Seniors’ Guide.
  • Evaluation project support
    • New Directions (for Children, Youth, Adults and Families) – Supported a program review to identify gaps and clarify Supported Apartment Living’s (SAL) practice model and performance measurement framework. Communication tools for sharing SAL’s approach to service delivery with stakeholders were developed.
    • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) – Supported an evaluation of the healthy sexuality marketing campaign intended to help reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Engaged youth across Winnipeg to test the acceptability and impact of messaging.
    • Red River College – Supporting Transforming Futures, a program that welcomes students with intellectual disabilities (ID) and significant challenges to the post secondary setting; engaging students, parents and guardians, faculty and staff, and partners to understand the successes and challenges of the pilot program.
    • Tides Canada – Developed layout and design of roll-up report sharing stories from the Northern Manitoba Food Culture and Community Fund: a collaborative funding food security efforts in Northern MB.