Kylie Hutchinson, BSc, CE, is 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 sectors as a consultant, trainer, staff person, board member, and volunteer. Kylie has conducted dozens of evaluations varying in scope and complexity that have yielded timely, relevant, and user-friendly 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. She has delivered the Canadian Evaluation Society's Essential Skills Series over a dozen times in BC, and has developed eLearning modules in introductory evaluation skills for both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She holds a diploma in Instructional Design and was 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.
Another area of interest is designing practical tools and resources for evaluators and not-for-profits. She is currently developing an online decision tool for Evaluation Approaches, 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. She has published the guidebook, “Getting it Together: Collaboration Models for Community Groups”, which has received attention from 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 for the American Evaluation Association's annual conference and Summer Evaluation Institute and tweets her insights weekly at @EvaluationMaven. Kylie lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada with her husband and young daughter.
What Our Clients Say
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
On behalf of the BC Health Education Foundation, I want to thank you for the great work you did on the evaluation of the foundation's grant-making activities. We particularly appreciated how quickly you were able to understand our issues and the professional and confidential approach you took when working with our stakeholders. The evaluation report you prepared for us will Continue ReadingBoard of Directors BC Health Education Foundation
We were very pleased with the evaluation training workshop Kylie presented to our staff. She tailored the sessions so we could work through our own specific requirements, and offered a font of knowledge within the short time available. We highly recommend her skills to other organizations wanting to work on the ‘messy business’ of program evaluation!Bernadette Mah Program Manager, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, UBC