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Building Community Capacity - Competency Profile for Federal Public Service Evaluation Professionals


This competency profile represents the efforts of a large number of evaluation professionals, senior managers in the evaluation community, members of the Centre of Excellence for the evaluation community (CEE) and of the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS). The Centres of Excellence for Internal Audit and Evaluation share common goals with respect to building community capacity, thus where feasible, aspects of the competency profile development process were conducted simultaneously (e.g., the competency survey) to enhance efficiency. The success of this initiative would not have been possible were it not for the substantial contributions of hundreds of professionals across the evaluation community. In all, 355 professionals across the evaluation and audit communities took part in the survey, representing a response rate of 61%. Participants represented 59 different departments and agencies across the federal public service.

The following individuals participated in interviews at the outset of the competency development process, providing information concerning departmental objectives, priorities and challenges as well as the context and culture of evaluation work in the federal Public Service.

  • Marion Clark,
    A/Executive Director, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Roy Maddocks,
    Director, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
  • Myra Conway,
    Director General, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
  • Deborah McCorkell-Hoy,
    Director, Justice (JUS)
  • Bram Deurloo,
    Director General, Correctional Service Canada (CSC)
  • Lee McCormack,
    Executive Director, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)
  • Jonathan Fisher,
    Director General, Transport Canada (TC)
  • Owen Taylor,
    Director General, Industry Canada (IC)
  • Bob Lahey,
    Senior Director, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)
  • Caroline Weber,
    A/Director General, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)

Information obtained from the interviews, as well as information from other sources (e.g., departmental competency profiles) was used in the development of a preliminary version of a community-wide survey. The following individuals contributed their time to reviewing and commenting on the preliminary version of this survey.

  • Martin Dompierre, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Christine LauRoman, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
  • Behrooz Ghorbani, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
  • Brigitte Marois, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • Benoît-Paul Hébert, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
  • Paul Prieur, Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
  • Alain Larivière, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
  • Gail Young, Transport Canada (TC)

Information obtained from the survey, as well as information collected during previous stages of the development process, were used to construct a preliminary version of the Evaluation Profile. Evaluation professionals working at the junior, intermediate, and senior levels were asked to provide feedback on this provisional profile - collected in writing and in interactive discussion sessions. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following people to this feedback phase of the development process:

  • Johanne Ascoli, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)
  • Ibolya Galambos, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Dennis Moore, National Defense (DND)
  • Nicole Asselin, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
  • Mel Glustien, National Defense (DND)
  • Suzanne Roussel, Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA)
  • Salah Bendaoud, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
  • Marie-Thérèse Hokayem, Correctional Services (CSC)
  • Marjolaine Schaan, Heritage Canada (PCH)
  • André Bernier, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • Robert Jones, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Eric Seraphim, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • Lynn Bougard, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
  • Gordon Lenjosek, Finance (FIN)
  • Stéphane Sirard, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
  • Ann-Marie Cooper, National Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Dianne Lepa, Heritage Canada (PCH)
  • Peggy Smyth, Canadian Heritage (PCH)
  • Jack Cramer, National Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Donald MacDonald, Finance (FIN)
  • Brenda St. Marseille, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
  • Huguette Croteau, Health Canada (HC)
  • Maurice Mandale, Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA)
  • Unnati Vasavada, Transport Canada (TC)
  • Veronica Doyle, Justice (JUS)
  • Kevin McKenzie, Health Canada (HC)
  • Christopher Wilson, Public Service Commission (PSC)
  • Lorraine Gabor, Heritage Canada PCH
  • Paula McLenaghan, Justice (JUS)
  • Valerie Young, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the direction, vision, and support of the members of the Joint Evaluation and Internal Audit Steering Committee:

  • Mario Bot, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
  • Myra Conway, Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
  • Janet Harrison, Dev Loyola-Nazareth and Robin Strang, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)
  • Heather Hopwood, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Robert Lahey, Nancy McMahon and Yolande Andrews, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)

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