What is the Evaluation Capacity Network? 

We are a network of community partners, practitioners, researchers, and funders who serve the early childhood community through community-driven, culturally responsive, action oriented and equity-based evaluation capacity building opportunities, activities, and resources.


Partnership Evaluation Report

Read about what we learned in the first year of our partnership evaluation!

Reporting Year: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
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Evaluating ECD Programs

Now Available | Self-Paced Learning Series 

Access a learning series of five slide decks and workbook that will help you plan and implement community-based evaluations in your own organization. Click here to check it out!
Project Spotlight: Journeys through Early Learning & Care

The Experience of Cultural Minority Families in Edmonton

In partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers, Evaluation Capacity Network, and the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care, this participatory research project will explore the needs, aspirations, and experiences of cultural minority families with young children (0 to 5 years) in community-based Early Learning and Child Care in Edmonton. The project aims to provide rich information on the lived experiences of families and to provide space for them to voice their hopes and struggles—and to shape solutions.

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and emerging scholars who provide evaluation capacity in community


and consultants who support evaluations and mentor future evaluators


organizations that deliver programming


that influence or require program evaluation


agencies that impact program funding, policy development, and service delivery

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Advancing Assessment and Evaluation (AAEC) Conference.
ETS Canada and Queen’s University AEG have come together to organize a free virtual conference, with panel discussions, poster sessions and networking opportunities! Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!

A New Stance for Evaluators: A Call to Action.
The Canadian Evaluation Society is hosting an online workshop, with guest presenter Gail Barrington, exploring the powerful role of evaluators in today's world. Click here to learn more, or register for this event!

Evaluating Within Your Means: Fitting Evaluation to Your Resources, Capacity & Scope.
A webinar offered as part of the Pre-Eval Series. Participants will learn about the processes behind evaluation and see practical examples for applying learnings into practice. Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!