Small Steps...Big Results Physical Activity Campaign; Building Capacity Project



Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (RNL) is a provincial non-profit recreation organization committed to its role in improving the quality of life of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador has a vision of a society that values a clean environment, an active lifestyle for people of all ages and a commitment to provide recreation for all.

RNL received funding in November 2009 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to expand the Small Steps...Big Results Physical Activity Campaign; Building Capacity Project. This expansion included implementing four (4) Community Physical Activity Demonstration Sites in the province (Bulls-Bauline Athletic Association, Twillingate-New World Island Development Association, Eastport Peninsula Recreation Wellness Committee and the Labrador Straits Regional Recreation Board), improving the tools and effectiveness of the Provincial Active Community Challenge and finally, determining the effectiveness of the Provincial Small Steps...Big Results Stakeholder Forum, which will be taking place in March. For a description of each of the three components, please see the attached document.

The goal of this project is to develop a collaborative and community-specific approach that will engage governments, industry, schools, communities and parents in working together to meet our physical activity targets.

Evaluation Design and Planning

Deliverables include:

1.)Developing an overall evaluation plan that includes ethical considerations, a list of stakeholders, the key process and outcome questions that will be answered by the evaluation design, an outline of the evaluation methods, recommendations of the tools that will be used, and duration, phasing, and timing considerations. Evaluation plan will also include the setting of objectives and indicators for both process and outcome areas.

2.)Developing a logic model that can be used as a management tool to identify progress of planned activities, and the relationships between planned activities and anticipated outcomes.

3.)Developing an evaluation framework that matches each of the planned short-term and intermediate outcomes of the Small Steps...Big Results Physical Activity Campaign; Building Capacity Project with relevant indicators, methods of data collection, and data sources.

4.)Develop, identify and/or adapt existing data collection tools, data analysis techniques, and a reporting framework.

5.)Submitting a report summarizing above deliverables to RNL by April, 2010.

Evaluation Implementation and Reporting

Deliverables include:

•Performing data collection and analysis phases of the evaluation, including but not limited to: proposing sampling techniques, collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting.
•Providing raw data files to RNL in an acceptable format (SPSS and/or Excel).
•Providing reports on progress/results.

Processes and Time line:
Proposals should be submitted by 4:00pm on Thursday, December 17th, 2009. Contact information is provided below. The Association will notify all applicants by January 4th, 2010. It is assumed that the work will begin when the successful applicant is notified unless otherwise negotiated.

Five (5) copies of the proposal must be submitted by 4:00pm on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 to the address shown below:

Small Steps...Big Results Physical Activity Campaign; Building Capacity Project
Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador
Building 810, Pleasantville
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

*Please note that proposals received after the closing times may not be considered and may be returned to the Proponent unopened.

The budget for this proposal is between $13,000.00-$15,000.00 HST included.

St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Community Development
Tourism and Recreation