Dig Insights - 2019 Celebration of Learning Award (Organization)

Dig Insights is a marketing research and evaluation firm based in Toronto and the external evaluator for our Going the Distance project. We recognize their significant contributions to FESA, including the development of the PhotoVoice app which has given us tremendous insight into our Going the Distance participants. We reached out to Patricia King, VP of Evaluation, and Marshal Rodrigues, Evaluation Manager, to learn more about Dig, evaluation and their partnership with us on Going the Distance. 1. Why has Dig leveraged emerging technologies into the field of evaluation? As evaluators, our job is to support our clients as they design, develop, implement and reflect upon the programming they

Pamela Lamb - 2019 Celebration of Learning Award (Facilitator/Trainer)

Pam initially started out as a facilitator in our Calgary programs ten years ago. Since then, her involvement with FESA has expanded and she has been a valuable contributor to our Indigenous-related projects and programs. Pam’s contributions include writing curriculum, training and mentoring new facilitators, and designing and delivering training workshops. With this award, we recognize and celebrate Pam’s significant contributions to FESA and her commitment to lifelong learning. Karri-Lynn, Pam’s co-trainer and friend, shares with us that Pam is a “kind, intelligent, thoughtful and patient mentor and co-trainer” who is “diligent in improving and learning from every delivery of content.” We

Jeongeun (Joanna) Shim - 2019 Celebration of Learning Award (Learner)

Jeongeun (Joanna) Shim is a dedicated and inspiring learner. She was a longtime participant in our Parent Child Mother Goose/Literacy and Parenting Skills (PCMG/LAPS) program facilitated by Beibei Lu. Joanna is one of Beibei’s most committed learner and Beibei has witnessed Joanna’s ability to conquer her challenges and struggles, including her efforts in balancing her career goal with her duties of parenting two young children. It is Joanna’s courage, perseverance and positive energy that inspires Beibei and everyone who interacts with her. As Beibei tells us, “[Joanna] is a believer and a practitioner of the literacy and parenting skills learned from my program and is able to incorporate t

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