Key to building a community of evaluators is by building connections, partnerships, and networks. Networks are built by:

  • Creating and participating in dialogue spaces in which ideas on evaluating complex interventions are discussed and acted upon; 
  • Collaborating on evaluation projects that recognize measuring performance in complex systems can be challenging;
  • Collaborating on building evaluation capacity both within Canada and Internationally.
Some of the partners that have contributed in building this network have included:


  • Diane Dyson, WoodGreen Community Services
  • Bob Gardner, Wellesley Institute
  • Jim Dunn, St. Michael’s Hospital and McMaster University
  • Jim Lavery, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sanjeev Sridharan, The Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto
  • Michael Hall, YMCA of Greater Toronto, Ontario
  • Brian Rush, Health Systems Divisions, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto
  • Stacey Daub, Toronto Central CCAC
  • Anne Wojtak, Toronto Central CCAC


  • Fred Carden, Evaluation Unit, IDRC, Ottawa
  • John Mayne, Public Sector Consultant, Ottawa
  • Steve Montague, Performance Management Network, Ottawa
  • Liz Weaver, Tamarack Institute


  • Ray Pawson, Leeds University, Leeds, UK
  • Michael Woolcock, World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • Carol Tannahill, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kun Zhao, China National Health Development Research Centre, Beijing, China
  • Priyanthi Fernando, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Abhijit Das, Centre for Health and Social Justice, New Delhi, India
  • Katherine Hay, IDRC, New Delhi
  • Mel Mark, Penn State University
  • Jonny Morell, Editor, Evaluation and Program Planning
Evaluating Complex Interventions