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.


Honouring Reconciliation in Evaluation Webinar: Recording Available

In May 2024, the ECN hosted a Lunch & Learn session with keynote speaker Andrea L.K. Johnston, an expert in Indigenous evaluation and founder of Johnston Research.

Watch the webinar
ECN PhD student receives AbSPORU scholarship

Jessica Haight is among the latest recipients of the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) Graduate Studentship for a project to explore a model of integrated patient-centered care for addressing refugee mental health.

Learn more
Mapping Evaluation Use:
A Scoping Review of Extant
Literature (2005–2022)

ECN partners have contributed to a new scoping review looking into factors that enable or constrain evaluation use. The review was published in the America Journal of Evaluation.

Access the review
Community-Driven Evaluation & Capacity Building
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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

There are no scheduled events at this time

Community-University Partnership Annual Celebration Event.
Join us at Edmonton City Hall for lunch and keynote talk withDr. David Phipps ("Oh the Places We Could Go: Learning about community-campus collaborations from Dr. Seuss and Machiavelli").
Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!

Making Lightning Strike.
A panel discussion with Dr. David Phipps, André McDonald, Omar Yaqub, and Funke Olokude. Join us as we learn about what systems shifts are needed to best support community-engaged research and innovation.
Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!

Inclusive & Innovative Models for Refugee Health Equity.
An e-learning event in the "Moving The Dial" series offered by Community-Based Research Canada, highlighting community-based research making positive social change. Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!