Breakfast Sessions

Policy on Results: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: October 14, 2016

Location: Capital Hill Hotel & Suites, 88 Albert St., Ottawa

CES members – Free
Non-members – $50 (payable by cheque or credit card prior to the event)

Registration: Limited registration. Please RSVP with the CES-NCC Secretariat Office by email at If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to make note of them in your email.

8:00 am – 8:30 am: Registration and breakfast
8:30 am – 9:45 am: Presentation and discussion
9:45 am – 10:00 am: Presentation of the Karl Boudreault Award

The Government of Canada’s new Policy on Results is considered as an important step in instilling a strengthened culture of measurement, evaluation, and innovation in program and policy design and delivery. It supports a strong focus on results, helping government track and report progress, assess effectiveness, and align resources to priorities.

This focus on results presents an important opportunity to improve the generation and use of data and evaluations across government. It also presents a challenge: the increased profile for measurement and evaluation means new expectations of and demands on evaluators and evaluations, as well as those developing and implementing performance measurement. The new policy needs to be implemented well and all its stakeholders focused on the right things in order to ensure progress towards its objective of improving achievements of results across government.

Tolga Yalkin, Executive Director of the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Program Performance and Evaluation Division, will provide an overview of the Government of Canada’s new Policy on Results. He will then be joined by a few Heads of Evaluation to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the policy and how it can best be implemented. Audience participation is encouraged.

This session will be particularly useful for evaluators from the federal government and consulting sector who are interested in the implications of the new policy for evaluation and how it will be implemented.

In addition, this session will be particularly special because the winner of the Karl Boudreault Award for 2016 will be presented. Please join us for this breakfast event!


  • Tolga Yalkin, Acting Executive Director, Program Performance and Evaluation Division, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Marie-Josée Dionne-Hébert, Director, Evaluation Services Directorate, Canadian Heritage
  • Ümit Kiziltan, Director General, Research and Evaluation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • Yves Gingras, Director General, Evaluation Directorate, Employment and Social Development Canada

Moderator: TBD


You can also see presentations from previous breakfast sessions.