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RFP -- Evaluation Resource Development, Toronto Heart Health Partnership


To create a user-friendly Evaluation Guide with tools to support community-based organizations involved in implementing Toronto Heart Health Partnership (THHP) projects


The THHP is a group of both large and small community-based organizations that collaborate on projects to promote heart healthy lifestyles for those who live, work and/or play in the City of Toronto. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) funds this partnership through the Ontario Heart Health Program: Taking Action for Healthy Living. The THHP has an expectation that all of their projects will conduct evaluations (process and/or outcome) to demonstrate efficacy of activities and services delivered to the community. The creation of a user-friendly Evaluation Guide and tools will support all partner agencies in achieving these requirements.


1. Review existing community-based Evaluation Guides.

2. Submit a draft community-based Evaluation Guide compiled from this review to the THHP Evaluation Committee for approval.

3. Develop a user-friendly Evaluation Guide and tools for community-based organizations involved in THHP programming. An electronic version of the final document is required (final layout, design and printing will be done by the THHP).

4. Develop training materials to support the dissemination and implementation of the resource (i.e., a Power Point presentation).

Note: The Consultant is expected to interface with the THHP Evaluation Committee on a regular basis. This may include regular written submissions of work to date or face to face meetings.

Key Qualifications

Significant experience/expertise in research and evaluation, especially community-based evaluative processes

* Thorough understanding of Health Promotion practices/strategies/approaches

* Sound knowledge of adult learning principles

* Experience in working with a diverse group of organizations

* A broad range of experiences of working in the not-for-profit sector

* Strong project management skills

* Demonstrated ability to meet timelines

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a particular emphasis on compiling data and writing reports using clear language

Submission Requirements

The following information must be included in your quotation:

* A resume that clearly demonstrates how your experiences reflect the key qualifications required in the successful candidate

* A detailed plan and description of how the requested tasks will be executed

* A breakdown of costs

* A list of relevant experiences in conducting similar projects

* The names and contact information of 2 references

* Samples of written reports, research & evaluation documents

Please submit quotations to

Linda Ferguson

Toronto Heart Health Partnership

c/o Toronto Public Health

2300 Sheppard Avenue West, 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON M9M 3A4

*Note: Each bidder should be located in the City of Toronto or in geographical proximity to the City to allow for regular personal contact with Toronto Public Health staff.

Proposed Timelines:

Release of RFP - July 20, 2005

Deadline for submission of proposals - August 19, 2005

Proposal Review and candidate short-listing for interview - Week of August 22, 2005

Short-listed candidates contacted for interview - Week of August 29, 2005

Interviews - Week of September 6, 2005

Successful candidate notified - Week of September 16, 2005

Project start date - September 19, 2005

Project to be completed by - November 30, 2005


Quotations should not exceed $7,500, all taxes included. Project cost is a key criteria considered in selecting candidates for interview.

For more information, please contact Linda Ferguson at (416) 338-3510 or