Kylie Hutchinson, BSc, CE, principal consultant with Community Solutions, combines her formal education and expertise in program evaluation with over twenty-five years experience working in both the not-for-profit and public sector as a consultant, trainer, program manager, board member, and volunteer. Kylie has conducted dozens of evaluations varying in scope and complexity that have yielded timely, relevant, and actionable recommendations for her clients. She has worked both domestically and internationally for a wide variety of organizations.
Kylie also has a strong background in training, facilitation, and eLearning. She is well-known for her popular webinars and workshops (see Praise) and is an innovative and engaging public speaker. From 2005 to 2011 she delivered the Canadian Evaluation Society's Essential Skills Series in British Columbia and has developed an eLearning module in evaluation for the Public Health Agency of Canada. She holds a diploma in Instructional Design and is a former instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia's Instructor Development Program where she taught courses in instructional design, instructional assessment, evaluating training programs, and conducting needs assessments.
Her current area of interest is designing practical tools and resources for evaluators and not-for-profits. She is currently developing a mobile learning app in evaluation for senior decision-makers, a multi-lingual version of the popular Evaluation Glossary Mobile App, and a guidebook for nonprofits on Program Sustainability Planning.
Prior to founding Community Solutions, Kylie managed an employment-training program for the Immigrant Services Society of BC, worked as Development Manager for the Evergreen Foundation, and conducted research for the Institute for Risk Research, Health Canada Bureau of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, and the Metropolitan Toronto District Health Council. In 2000 she published the guidebook, Getting it Together: Collaboration Models for Community Groups, which has been used by organizations around North America.
Kylie is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and adheres to the CES Guidelines for Ethical Conduct and Program Evaluation Standards. In 2011 she received her Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society which means she has provided evidence of the education and experience required to be a competent evaluator. In 1990 she also received an award from the Canadian Evaluation Society for an evaluation framework she developed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. She is a regular pre-conference workshop presenter at the American Evaluation Association's annual conference and Summer Evaluation Institute and tweets her insights weekly at @EvaluationMaven. She is on the volunteer organizing committee of the Systems in Evaluation (Un)Conference and also on the Advisory Board of AEA's Potent Presentations Initiative. Kylie lives near Vancouver, BC, Canada with her husband, young daughter, aging Lab, and fish.
What Our Clients Say
Kylie presented a session on program sustainability to SharED in Vernon which is a professional development group for Executive Directors of non-profit organizations. The presentation and tools provided were useful, on target and very much appreciated.Annette Sharkey, Executive Director
Kylie is an evaluation translator. She provides accessible analogies for staff to understand evaluation concepts and to make the process meaningful for all involved.Heather Todd, Quality Assurance Manager, NONA Child Development Centre
Thank you so much for facilitating this strategic planning process for us. You were perfect — the right amount of visioning and tasking, and we appreciated your patience and good humour.Nanette Taylor Director, Hollyburn Family Services
We were so pleased with the results when we hired Community Solutions that we hired them again and again. Knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with are just some of the reasons that we have repeatedly hired Kylie.Desiree Sher Executive Director, BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation
A pleasure to work with ... Kylie was able to help us tackle the complex process of evaluation and sustainability planning in a meaningful way ... and we even had fun doing it!Lesley Dyck Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention and Community Action Population Health, Interior Health
Thanks for all your consulting for us here at SFPIRG. Your patience, well-organized ways, commitment, and creativity are appreciated!Emily Aspinall Administrative Coordinator, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group