SafeCare BC: Organizational Start-Up, Strategic Planning, Needs Assessments, Sector Engagement

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Howegroup was contracted to plan and action the organizational start of SafeCare BC, the health and safety association for long-term care and home health workers in BC. The work included a province-wide needs assessment, business plan, communication plan, staffing model as well as the oversight of all legal requirements (policies and bylaws). Howegroup was responsible…

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MNBC Registry Review: Change Management


Howegroup was contracted by Metis Nation BC to implement a full-scale change management process for their Citizen Registry. Howegroup set the vision, conducted engagement with senior management and staff that led the department through many stages to improve efficiency. A staffing remodel, database RFP, partnerships, digitization of records, performance metrics, and staff training were all…

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Métis Nation BC Children and Families: Engagement and Symposium


Howegroup planned and implemented the first province-wide symposium for MNBC children and families. We conducted a large-scale engagement, elders’ pre-session meeting, managed the delegates, developed the agenda, incorporated cultural references, facilitated the two-day session, and wrote a symposium briefing. We worked in partnership with Sam Bradd of Drawing Change to develop the briefing. Our report…

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Métis Nation BC: Strategic Planning


Howegroup was contracted to facilitate an all-day strategic planning session for the MNBC Cabinet. We engaged the entire Cabinet in advance, planned the agenda, and facilitated the online session. Consideration was given to Métis culture, and the session was respectful and built trust among participants. Howegroup skillfully brought differing perspectives together, and following the session,…

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Langley Care Society: Community Engagement And Strategic Planning


We engaged residents, families, front-line staff, leadership staff, health care providers, board members, community partners, and civic leaders to develop a current state analysis. The current state presented a picture of the internal capacities and external influences, including context specific to the City of Langley and Province of BC. Findings were integrated into a dynamic…

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BCCDC: Client and Stakeholder Experience

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Howegroup conducted four consecutive years of client and partner experience surveys. We developed the experience measures, aligned with Accreditation standards, provided training to staff to support the implementation at multiple clinics, analyzed results, provided a final report, inclusive of a dashboard, and presented it to senior leadership and staff.

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BC Patient Safety and Quality Council: Environmental Scan and Evaluation


Howegroup worked with the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council during its inception. We conducted a robust environmental scan of the quality improvement landscape in BC and nationally. In addition to supporting the foundational strategic plan Howegroup has evaluated the Quality Academy, the Patient Voices Network and was instrumental in developing the Health Quality Matrix.

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Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program: Impact Evaluation of Prescription Drug Abuse Projects To Create a Program Performance Story


Howegroup conducted an impact evaluation for Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program, a program designed to develop/enhance practice guidelines, training and tools related to prescription drugs and prescriber education. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess collective project impact and to create a collective program performance story.

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BC Ministry of Health: Health and Human Services Library Transformation

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The BC Ministry of Health engaged Howegroup to conduct an in-depth review of the Health and Human Services Library with the goal of enhancing long-term sustainability. A mixed-methods approach was employed, including an extensive operational and utilization review with leadership, staff, and partners. Collaborative recommendations were developed in consultation with staff and partners to align…

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Farm to School BC: Impact Evaluation on Health and Learning Outcomes for School-Based Public Health Program

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In response to Auditor General recommendations and the interest in increasing accountability and quality improvement, Howegroup was contracted by the Public Health Agency of BC (PHABC) to conduct an evaluation of Farm to School BC, a province-wide program food literacy program designed to educate students and enhance school and community connectedness. Howegroup designed the evaluation…

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