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(b. 1966, Winchester, Ontario, Canada). M.Sc. Social Research Methods, University of Surrey, Guildford, England [Commonwealth Scholar]; Honors B.A. Sociology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Porteous began her career with Ekos Research Associates, an Ottawa-based applied social research firm. It was at Ekos that she worked with Shelley Borys and Benoît Gauthier, two experienced evaluators whom she considers role models. After several years at Ekos, Porteous began planning, evaluation, and performance measurement work in local government for the City of Ottawa, first with public health and then in social services, where she led the Planning and Performance Measurement Unit. Also while with the city, she worked briefly on special projects in environment and transportation. Her last post was with strategic initiatives in the City Manager's Office. For ...

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