About Us

About Us

Ference & Company Consulting Ltd. is one of Canada’s leading program evaluation and research consulting firms. Founded in 1980, our firm has always been at the forefront of the evaluation and research field, bringing knowledge, experience, and passion to every assignment we have been trusted to complete.

Ference & Company offers a variety of services including program evaluations, performance measurement design and coaching, consultations and knowledge translation, business planning, market sector strategies, as well as a broad range of other studies. Our diverse client base represents federal and provincial/territorial governments, Indigenous organizations and governments, non-profit organizations, and industry associations across the areas of health, employment and social development, public safety, immigration and settlement, arts and culture, agriculture, forestry, innovation, and more.

Our clients don’t engage us to prepare reports. Rather, they look to us to provide analysis and direction that will inspire and inform action. Across all projects, we endeavour to provide our clients with the strong evidence base they need to drive the future of their programs and organization.


Ference & Company’s mission is to provide governments, industry and the non-profit sector with program evaluation expertise and research that is tailored to their unique needs and produces actionable recommendations that lead to positive change.


A more prosperous future where our public, private, and non-profit institutions are more responsive, dynamic and effective.

Company Values

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) – Ference & Company is an equal opportunity employer that values EDI in the workplace.

Integrity – We conduct our work in a manner that is honest, neutral, and respectful.

Collaboration – We work in partnership with clients and colleagues in considering different perspectives and leveraging strengths.

Cultural Responsiveness – We utilize a participatory and culturally responsive approach that promotes strength-based methods as well as cultural safety and humility.

Reconciliation – Our team is committed to supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

Quality – We strive to produce high quality deliverables that are thoughtfully designed, thoroughly researched, and professionally executed, as well as include useful and actionable recommendations.

Innovation – We foster curiosity, innovation and introspection and encourage ongoing professional development.

Work-Life Balance – We value personal well-being and strive to foster a positive work-life balance.