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Anna Kirbyson

For the past fifteen years, Anna has supported government agencies, non-profit organizations and Indigenous communities to design, implement and evaluate projects and programs using balanced, realistic approaches in community-based program design and evaluation. Her work experience includes providing technical project management in the housing, health and social planning sectors; managing provincial initiatives; conducting research to inform public policy; evaluating large scale community initiatives; and developing and implementing public health-oriented programs. Her work has included applied research, leading multidisciplinary teams in the identification of program objectives and outcomes, and forming community partnerships for the implementation of community-based programs and evaluations. Anna has significant experience in assessing community needs and capacity and planning appropriate solutions in collaboration with stakeholders. Examples of projects include development of a tenant literacy program for public housing residents in Nunavut, evaluation of the Nunavut Food Security Coalition and the design, implementation and evaluation of the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition and Coupon Program.