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Part Three: Evaluation

Self-Directed Evaluation

Self-Evaluation can take many forms;

  • Annual Surveys
  • Training surveys (pre and post)
  • Telephone surveys
  • Polling data from virtual training session
  • Follow-up with businesses that received the training.
  • Formal evaluation team e.g. University of Ottawa


Here is a step-by-step process to conducting a self-directed evaluation.

Step 1
Using the strategic plan, tease out the project outputs that will render quantitative or qualitative data.
Step 2
There can be numerous reporting requirements, it is a best practice to identify commonalities across different data sources to make the process efficient and automated.
Step 3
Use a program of your choice to feed raw data, e.g. excel sheets, into a program such as Power BI to visualize project impact.

As with any new project and process, there are unforeseen challenges. We aim to share the challenges we met and the lessons we learned as a result.

Lessons Learned

When visualizing data, rather than having detailed graphs, think about the story you are trying to tell, e.g. use graph titles to communicate key findings and success markers. Avoid crowding your visualization space and draw attention to key information, e.g. a pie chart with a title summarizing key findings that highlight principle data in an aesthetically pleasing way has the most impact.


  • Be creative and use your agency’s branding colour scheme and logos!


Throughout The Stronger Together Project, we produced various resources that may be helpful to other organizations.

Project Results with Visuals

Stronger Together: Creating Dementia Inclusive Communities


Survey Results

Dementia Inclusive Training Surveys for uOttawa Mini-Labs


Survey Results

Dementia Inclusive Training Surveys for Businesses, Services, and Individuals