Presentations

“Administrative Monetary Penalties – innovation in evaluation of complex regulatory programming.” Presentation to the Annual Conference of the Community of Federal Regulators, Ottawa, November 5, 2012.
“Theory-based evaluation in practice.” Presentation to the Treasury Board of Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Evaluation workshop for federal regulators. Ottawa, March 2012.
“Addressing the new horizon of evaluation regulatory initiatives in the Canadian federal government.” Presentation to the Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference, Victoria, BC, 2010.
“Going beyond evaluation: Lessons learned from the listeriosis lessons learned reviews.” Presentation to the Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference, Victoria, BC, 2010.
“Another Look at Poverty in Canada,“ Canadian Social Welfare Conference, University of Ottawa, May 2003.
“Gosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General) – what does this mean for welfare and poverty?” Presentation to National Council of Welfare, January 2003.
“Poverty Issues and the Romanow Report on the Future of Health Care.” Presentation to the National Council of Welfare, January 2003.
“Moving from Research to Policy and Policy to Action.” Plenary speaker to conference on Social Determinants of Health, York University, Toronto, December 1, 2002.
“Social Inclusion Through Early Childhood Care and Education.” Paper presented with R. Sharon Irwin, Specialink, the National Centre for Child Care Inclusion, Professor Donna Lero, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph, and Martha Friendly, Coordinator, Childcare Research and Resource Centre, University of Toronto, at Social Welfare Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, June 2001.
“Child Poverty in Canada: How is the Government Helping Children?” Presentation with Cathy Oikawa, Senior Researcher, National Council of Welfare, at Social Welfare Conference, University of Calgary, Alberta, June 2001.
“Families and Poverty.” Paper presented to conference of the Ontario Municipal Social Services Administrators, Hamilton, Ontario, May 2000.
“Anti-Poverty Strategies for the Early Years.” Paper presented to The Early Years Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 2000.
“Deconstructing the New Federal, Provincial and Territorial Children’s Initiatives and Understanding Their Implications for Children with Special Needs and Their Families.” Paper presented to The Early Years Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 2000. (Co-author, Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin).
“Child care as an Anti-poverty Strategy.” Paper presented to the 9th Annual Social Welfare Policy Conference, Montreal, June 1999. (Co-author: Martha Friendly, University of Toronto).
“Research into Family Supports: a Guide for Priorities.” Published in Parenting Connections, newsletter of the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs, Summer 1999.
“What Family Resource Programs can do about Child Poverty.” Paper presented to the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs, Moncton, New Brunswick, June 1999.
“Investments in Comprehensive Programming for Families with Children on Welfare: Services for Single-parent Mothers and Children on Welfare Pay for Themselves within One Year.” Paper presented to Good Child Care in Canada conference, University of Toronto, May 1999. (Co-authors: Gina Browne, Ph.D., McMaster University; Bonnie Ewart, MSW, Commissioner of Social Services, Halton Region; Michael Schuster, MPA, Commissioner of Social Services, Hamilton-Wentworth; Joey Edwardh, Ph.D., Halton Social Planning Council; Louise Boily, MA, Health Canada).
“Families, Children, Poverty and Child Care: Where Child Care Fits in the Social Policy Web.” Paper presented to “The Spirit of the Village,” National Child Care Conference sponsored by the Manitoba Child Care Association and the Canadian Child Care Federation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 22, 1999.
“The Challenge of Sustaining the Canadian Welfare State.” Paper presented to the Public Budget International Association (ASIP), XXV International Seminar on Public Budgets, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 1998.
“Research on Healthy Child Development.” Workshop at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs, Montreal, June 1998. (Co-author: Spyridoula Tsoukalas, Canadian Council on Social Development).
“Issues in Evaluation of Partnerships.” Paper presented to the national conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society, Ottawa, May 1997. (Co-author: Joan Coulter, Special Surveys Division, Statistics Canada).
“Evaluation Framework for the Community Action Program for Children.” Paper presented to the national conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society, Winnipeg. Co-presented with Joan Coulter, Special Surveys Division, Statistics Canada, May 1996.