Kim van der Woerd


Lead for Strategy and Relations

Kim is a proud member of the ‘Namgis Nation, and completed her PhD in Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and her dissertation research focused on a comprehensive participatory evaluation of a Federally funded First Nations substance abuse treatment centre. Kim has over 25 years of experience conducting local, provincial and national program evaluations, and conducting research. Kim has received the following awards and distinctions for her research and evaluation work:


2018: BC Community Achievement Award, BC Achievement Foundation
2018: The Mitchell Award, BC Achievement Foundation
2014: Contribution to Evaluation in Canada Award, Canadian Evaluation Society
2007: Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Methodology or Practice


  • Canadian Institute for Health Research – Institute for Aboriginal People's Health
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • BC Health Research Foundation & Canadian Health Service Research Foundation