Émilie Chiasson | Rothesay, New Brunswick
Emilie Chiasson is a dedicated and empathetic partnership and program manager who enjoys co-creating innovative ways to improve gender inclusive community-led interventions. During overseas field work and in Canada, Emilie has worked hard to support marginalized groups and bring to light their lived experiences through advocacy and programming with INGOs in Malawi and Kenya and in volunteering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross. With a Master in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Emilie has navigated complex policy and humanitarian issues through her work with AIDS-Free World and Grand Challenges Canada. Having led projects in the non-profit, private, and public sectors Emilie excels at developing cross-sectoral partnerships and using a human-centred approach to problem-solving. Emilie currently works as a Program Manager with Venture 2 Impact, where she supports NGOs in accessing training and skill-building opportunities to increase local capacity by leveraging skill-based volunteers from Fortune 500 companies like Google, Netflix, and Salesforce.
About the Spur Change 2021 National Conference
The Spur Change 2021 National Conference by the Inter-Council Network offered a three day conference on cross-generational collaboration on different ways of learning and networking for youths, SMOs and educators in either classrooms or with projects and partnerships overseas to build its way to recovery in response to COVID-19. The cross-cutting themes in this conference are gender transformative programming, inclusivity and sustainable development.
From Emilie's Blog 'Public Engagement for Good'
Our team started to think about how we tell stories and how we communicate impact. This led us down a broader journey of taking a hard look at our Theory of Change and our approach to monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. As individuals and as an organization, we have a role to play in creating systemic change where our ask or need to measure impact should align with our desire to enact transformative change. How can our monitoring, evaluation, and reporting be just as transformative as our programming?
That’s when we dug deeper and started learning about transformative evaluation. An approach which was inspired by conversations I had with a former classmate who now works for Engineers Without Borders (thank you, Geneva!) and while attending the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation’s MEAL training.