Don has a Masters Degree in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Agriculture from the Ontario Agricultural College. His specialty areas include economic impact assessment, community needs assessment, program evaluation, survey design and implementation, and data analysis. Don has extensive experience in the economic assessment and strategic planning field where he has worked with a variety of community interest groups and industry sector stakeholders. He is very familiar socio-economic measures and has expertise in working with Statistics Canada data. Don is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) through the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Don has a long and diverse work history in the agriculture sector. Don managed a 200-acre dairy farm for ten years and spent several years in New Zealand and Australia as a crop and herd technician. Since 1998, Don has worked with HCA on over 15 regional economic impact studies across Ontario that examined the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the agriculture industry. Don volunteered as board member with the Guelph and District Multicultural Centre (an immigrant settlement service agency) between 1997 and 2008 where he worked with other community stakeholders in developing initiatives and activities for enhancing the capacity of newcomers to more fully participate in all aspects of Canadian society. He was also a member of the organizing committee for the annual Guelph Multicultural Festival between 1997 and 2013. Don is currently an organizing member of the Guelph Evaluation Network which he co-founded in 2013..
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