Catalyst Research and Development

Facilitating positive, sustainable change WITH people

Expertise

We conduct, and co-create with clients, high-quality evaluation and research, and help clients build capacity to use knowledgeto catalyze and sustain positive change.

Evaluation Design & Implementation

  • Developmental evaluation
  • Collective Impact
  • Frameworks for Evaluation - with theory of change, logic models, indicators, outcome matrix
  • Formative & process assessment
  • Summative, outcome assessment
  • Capacity to collaborate 
  • Capacity to create change
  • Evaluability Assessment
  • Feasibility
  • Mixed methods - qualitative & quantitative
  • Meta-evaluation
  • Economic Analysis (e.g., Return on Investment)

Strategic Planning

  • Benchmarking
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Environmental scans
  • Service delivery frameworks
  • Planning session facilitation
  • Sustainability planning

Mindful of Diverse & Equity-seeking Groups and Communities

  • Those experiencing violence (gender, interpersonal, domestic)
  • Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Metis
  • Newcomer - Immigrant, Refugee
  • Vulnerable, At-risk
  • Urban, rural & remote
  • Across the Lifespan - Early childhood & young families, children and youth, adult, older adults

Research

  • Environmental Scan
  • Gender Based Analysis (GBA+)
  • Participatory action research
  • Literature review
  • Logic Analysis
  • Policy development
  • Ethics

Organizational Capacity Building

  • Capacity Frameworks
  • RoadMaps
  • Training
  • Policy
  • Quality Assurance
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Toolkits

Knowledge Mobilization & Utilization

  • Positive change in programs, policies & practices
  • Translation
  • Presentations
  • Publications
  • Data parties & Innovation workshops