About Us

barringtonBarrington Research Group, Inc. is owned and managed by Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington. Since 1985, we have been providing research and consulting services in program evaluation and applied research in the fields of health, education, and training. We are acknowledged leaders in both Canada and the United States. We work collaboratively with clients, providing frequent feedback and personalized service. We have an established track record and over the past 30 years have worked with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as with not-for-profits, post-secondary institutions, health organizations, and foundations.

Mission Statement

Barrington Research Group, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in program evaluation, applied research, and training in both Canada and the United States. We are independent, ethical and rigorous, innovative, and collaborative. Through our research studies we answer important social questions and support informed and accountable decision making.

Brief Bio

Gail Vallance Barrington is a graduate of McGill University (BA) and Carleton University (MA) and holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta (1981). She is a Credentialed Evaluator and a certified teacher. In 2014, she was made a Fellow of the Certified Management Consultants of Canada. Since starting her consulting practice in 1985 she has conducted over 130 program evaluation studies in the fields of education, health, and research. Her top-rated book, Consulting Start-up and Management: A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers (SAGE, 2012) continues to be in demand. In 2008 she received the Canadian Evaluation Society award for her Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and in 2016 was honoured to receive the American Evaluation Association Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice. She teaches courses in qualitative research and program evaluation for several universities and provides webinars and workshops on consulting skills.


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P.O. Box 84056
Market Mall RPO
Calgary, Alberta T3A 5C4

Tel: (403) 289-2221

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