Emma Sheppard


Emma Sheppard

Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst

Emma has a Master of Economics from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Ottawa. A placement at the Public Health Agency of Canada introduced her to the importance of multi-sectoral partnerships in fostering change at the community level which steered her economics research in the direction of education and health programs. Her work in academia focused on the statistical analysis of targeted interventions for university retention and the impact of the built environment on health. In Ottawa, Emma also volunteered with non-profits involved with city planning and advocacy for transportation equity.

Emma is currently working on the evaluations of multi-year mental health promotion and teen dating violence prevention programs for francophone youth across the province, initiatives led by the First Nations Fisheries Council of BC, and a mobile outreach unit pilot for vulnerable populations on Vancouver Island. She is passionate about data and its power in driving the implementation of evidence-based programs in communities. Emma also recently redesigned our website!

In her free time, Emma enjoys dancing ballet, watching stand-up comedy and cooking new recipes. A new Vancouverite, she’s been enjoying exploring the city and already feels right at home.