Community Solutions assists organizations to deliver their programs and services more effectively and efficiently. We believe that excellence in program planning and evaluation leads to stronger organizations and positive change in our community.
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 has a strong background in training, facilitation, population health, and working with multicultural communities. She is well known for her popular workshops. Since 2005 she has delivered the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series in BC. In addition, she offers workshops on sustainability planning, a critical area of interest for program managers and funders concerned with the sustainability of their programs and granting decisions.
Another area of interest is collaboration and partnerships. 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 1990 she received an award from the Canadian Evaluation Society for an evaluation framework she developed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In 2008 she was a pre-conference workshop presenter and poster competition judge for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference.
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.