Kylie Hutchinson, BSc, CE
Kylie Hutchinson, principal consultant with Community Solutions, combines her formal education and expertise in program evaluation with over twenty 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.
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. She is currently developing eLearning modules in introductory evaluation skills for the Public Health Agency of Canada and the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She holds a diploma in Instructional Design and is on the faculty of the Justice Institute of BC’s Instructor Development Program where she teaches courses in training assessment and evaluation and conducting needs assessments.
Another area of interest is developing tools and resources for not-for-profits and evaluators. She is currently working on the development of a multi-lingual Evaluation Glossary, a bi-weekly podcast, 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.
Elayne is a recent Masters of Public Health graduate from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. After conducting an assessment of a community-based HIV prevention project in Mysore, India, she discovered her keen interest in the field of program evaluation. In addition to this international work, Elayne has several other evaluations under her belt. She brings a fresh and innovative edge to Community Solutions and we are thrilled to have her on-board.