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Together we can capture and share the impact of your work.

Rigour and evidence-based decision making is central to our work and we bring a reflective and curious mindset to each project we undertake. We have designed evaluation tools and frameworks for projects at a local, provincial and national scale. This includes conducting multi-year developmental evaluations for Social Innovation Labs and summative and formative evaluation of programs, initiatives and events. 


We use a multi-level approach to help you:

  • Zoom out to understand broader systems and capture your work’s impact 

  • Zoom in to understand what’s working, what’s not, and how we can learn and adapt

  • Zoom forward to accelerate your work and move through your theory of change.

Tools Leveraged

  • Developmental Evaluation

  • Principles-based Evaluation

  • Ethnographic Research

  • Survey & Interview Design

  • Pattern Mapping

  • Decision Matrix

  • Case Studies

  • Data Triangulation

  • Strategic Learning & Coaching

  • Data Analysis & Reporting

  • Organisational Development

Past Clients

Telus Health for Good Program

Mobile Health Clinic Program Evaluation

McConnell Foundation

Net Zero Carbon Economy Program Evaluation

Veterans Transition Network

Impact Measurement & Coaching

Green Shield Canada

Social & Health Impact Evaluation

EMBERS Eastside Works

Multi-year Developmental Evaluator

Ecotrust Canada North Coast Innovation Lab

Multi-year Developmental Evaluator

Engineering Change Lab

Developmental Evaluator

Engineers Without Borders

Developmental Evaluator

Association des femmes de la communauté de Bogandé, Burkina Faso

Monitoring and Evaluation System

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Evaluation Framework Development

3-6 Months

  • Design evaluation strategy and methodologies

  • Develop planning tool for evaluation execution

  • Evaluation training

Developmental Evaluation


  • Co-create evaluation framework 

  • Provide consistent coaching and strategic support

  • Provide reporting and communications support

Summative or Formative Evaluation Execution


  • Data capture using a mixed methods approach

  • Analysis using data triangulation

  • Reporting for learning, accountability, and decision-making purposes

Coaching or Training

2-5 Years

  • Design and delivery of training to build internal evaluation capacity

  • Develop data and feedback sense-making strategy

  • Coaching to support ongoing evaluative practices

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Roots & Rivers provided us with a stellar education in Impact Measurement and gave us the tools to transform our evaluation activities into a means to achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan. They were thoughtful, professional and they helped us transform our organization’s understanding of, and strategy for, impact measurement. I have no doubt that the valuable coaching Roots & Rivers provided will benefit VTN for years to come.

Oliver Thorne

Executive Director, Veterans Transition Network

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