This webinar will feature a 25-minute presentation introducing an innovative framework for culturally-responsive evaluation within Indigenous contexts. The presentation will be followed by a virtual learning circle where fellow evaluators are invited to reflect on how they can introduce greater cultural responsiveness into their evaluation practice.
In her presentation, Julie will give an overview of how her collaborator, Chris Macklin, used Two-Eyed Seeing as a guiding principle to integrate Indigenous forms of expertise and knowledge into a health program evaluation framework. She will also share insights into her experience applying Two-Eyed Seeing to planning the evaluation of a major Indigenous health initiative at Interior Health. In the process of re-learning to “see with two eyes” – with one eye on Western biomedical theories/methodologies and another on Indigenous ways of knowing and conceptualizations of wellness – Julie will illustrate how meaningfully practicing cultural responsiveness can enhance the evaluation process as a whole.
A facilitated discussion will follow Julie’s presentation where participants will be encouraged to actively reflect on applications of Two-Eyed Seeing in their own work.
About the Presenter: Julie Zhang, MPH
Julie Zhang is a Program Evaluation Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada. She completed her Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia and her Honours Bachelor of Science in Global Health at the University of Toronto.
Julie’s current interests lie in practicing culturally-responsive program evaluation and in using data visualization to effectively communicate complex health policy stories. Julie is grateful to be living and working on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg.
Language of Presentation: English