The COMPASS program of Simcoe country links schools with health and community service providers to better serve children in need. The objective of this assignment was to evaluate the performance of the COMPASS program and provide improvement recommendations. The COMPASS program included both the COMPASS capacity-building network as well as the services of the COMPASS Children’s Mental Health workers. The purpose of the capacity building network is to link service providers with schools to facilitate the sharing of knowledge between stakeholders and to provide a mechanism for collaborative interventions for children in need.
Client Testimonial: “The consultants from Universalia met and exceeded our expectations in the program evaluation for which we engaged them. The team combined a professional, thorough approach to research and analysis with a strong participatory approach. We particularly appreciated their ability to shape suggestions from many participants into a focused plan, and their attention to program sustainability.” Pat Malane, Director of Services New Path Youth and Family Services and Chair of COMPASS Co-Management Team.