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.

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Students and recent alumni invited to take part in the Evaluation Capacity Case Challenge (EC3)

The EC3 is a new initiative dedicated to strengthening the evaluation capacity of institutions to foster and sustain high-quality evaluation practice.

The deadline for students and alumni to apply is December 15, 2022.
Learn more about EC3
Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI): summer student profile

ECN student Jenae Gauthier's work with the Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team (AVIRT) was highlighted by WCHRI

"The more research we do, the more we realize just how critical the early years are for establishing a foundation of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.”
Read more
CUP Impacts 2022: Evaluation Capacity Network

The ECN is the subject of the Community-University Partnership's impacts document for 2022

This document tells the story of the ECN and highlight the network's growth since it was founded in 2014. It also explains the ECN's impact on partners, communities, and students and contains stories of successful collaborations.
Read CUP Impacts 2022
Community-Driven Evaluation & Capacity Building

Missed this lunch & learn session in May? The session recording is now available!

Learn how community-driven evaluation and capacity building can be done in practice.
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Evaluation in the Field of Early Childhood Development

New Article Released in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia

Reading this scoping review to learn more about the state of evaluation in the early childhood development field as it relate to: community-driven evaluation, culturally responsive evaluation, evaluation capacity building, and evaluation use and influence! Click here to check it out!
Community-Driven Evaluation & Capacity Building
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Students

and emerging scholars who provide evaluation capacity in community

Academics

and consultants who support evaluations and mentor future evaluators

Community

organizations that deliver programming

funders

that influence or require program evaluation

Government

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

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

There are no scheduled events at this time. Please check back this fall!

Practicing Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation.
A lunch & learn panel discussion with guest speakers Yvonne Chiu, Jill Chouinard, and Ayesha Boyce! Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!

Community-Driven Evaluation and Capacity Building.
An interactive lunch & learn session exploring a series of projects and approaches to community-driven evaluation and capacity building across contexts. Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!

Practicing Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation.
A lunch & learn panel discussion with guest speakers Yvonne Chiu, Jill Chouinard, and Ayesha Boyce! Click here to learn more, or register for this free event!