D1: Beyond Words: Transformative Evaluation Reports that Bring Your Insights to Life!

Note that this presentation will be delivered in French.

In this dynamic session, a panel of working- and manager-level evaluators will share their journeys of transforming evaluations into visually compelling and digestible narratives, thereby enhancing impact and reach. This engaging discussion will explore:

  • Compelling Products: Explore innovative ways to communicate evaluations through infographics, Evaluation Briefs, LinkedIN documents, and other formats.
  • SlideDocs: The good, bad and the ugly!
  • Avoid Formatting Misery: Strategies to be more efficient during the evaluation finalization journey–from draft reports in markup mode to the final published product and that trek from Word, PowerPoint and perhaps Adobe or other publishing software.
  • Team Dynamics: Navigating the push and pull between Evaluation and Communications and Marketing teams. Does your company expect all evaluation team members to master the new digital skills needed, in addition to ‘bread and butter’ technical evaluation skills or do teams divide and conquer? Where should an emerging evaluator focus their efforts?
  • Technology, Training and Skills: Unpacking the costs and considerations involved in transforming reports into more modern formats, including licenses, software and training, 
  • Inclusive Reports: Delve into considerations for modern reports, including translation, accessibility and presenting disaggregated results.
  • Evaluating the Report: Explore whether the success (or lack thereof) of new report formats is being measured, and if so, delve into methodologies used.


Linsay Flowers, Evaluation Officer, Office of Audit and Evaluation, National Research Council Canada
Linsay Flowers (she/her) joined the National Research Council’s Office of Audit and Evaluation as an Evaluation Officer in 2021. She has over 15 years of experience in social sciences research. As an evaluator, she takes a keen interest in understanding the processes that can either create or remove systemic barriers for various genders, ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc.


Nicole LaBossière, Principal, Goss Gilroy Inc.
Nicole LaBossiere is a Principal with the Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI) Ottawa office. She works out of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, which is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw nation. Ms. LaBossiere is an evaluator and economist, who holds graduate degrees in both international affairs and economics. Before joining GGI, she worked for Global Affairs Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and ESDC.

Ms. LaBossiere has an enthusiasm for learning about and applying modern principles of data visualisation to make reports and their data more readable, understandable, and accessible.

Gabrielle Trépanier, Senior Evaluator, Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation, Parks Canada
Gabrielle Trépanier is a Senior Evaluator in the Office of Internal Audit and Evaluation at Parks Canada. She holds a Master’s of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in informal learning from the University of British Columbia. Before joining Parks Canada she worked as a visitor researcher and accessibility advocate at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. Her experience in accessibility and evaluating exhibition materials influence how she uses reports to communicate findings and recommendations.