1997 Jennifer Birch-Jones, Ottawa, ON

Jennifer is an athlete, national referee and well-known sport volunteer.

Jennifer has over 25 years experience working in performance measurement, evaluation, planning, facilitation, and training working with a diverse set of clients in both the federal government and the not-for-profit sectors. She has successfully managed and conducted a wide variety of major evaluation frameworks, results-based management and accountability frameworks (RMAFs), and evaluation studies, as well as designed and facilitated numerous workshops, training sessions, meetings and conversations. As a champion for using performance measurement and evaluation as a tool for planning and learning, as well as accountability, Jennifer is committed to building the capacity of individuals and organizations to maximize their learning and performance.

Jennifer is well known for her wide range of expertise, from planning and performance measurement to evaluation and training, drawing on and integrating her experience working in sport, physical activity, health, community and international development, and diversity. Jennifer emphasizes a collaborative and participatory approach to her work, with the aim of building capacity in the organizations with whom she works. Her clients and colleagues consistently remark on her flexibility, her ability to target her approach to the levels and needs of her audience, as well as convey complex concepts in a clear, concise and integrated way.

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