Create Knowledge

through collaborative research and evaluation projects

Through co-created research and evaluation projects, we are discovering and testing promising approaches to improving the creation and use of culturally responsive and contextualized evidence that informs local practice, programs and policy.

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Student Thesis Project
Collaborative Learning Initiative
Community-Engaged Research & Evaluation (CERE) Funded Project

Check out our current and ongoing projects:

Browse our completed projects:

Eval4Refugee

Eval4Refugee

An evaluation capacity building initiative for the refugee-serving sector, in collaboration with the Centre for Community Based Research.

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Successful Families Program

Successful Families Program

Developing a model of supportive housing for teen families using an evaluative approach.

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All In For Youth

All In For Youth

The All in For Youth (AIFY) initiative is a school-based, collaborative model of services and programs for children, youth, and families that support the overall wellbeing of students to help them achieve success in their schooling. These collaborative and wraparound supports include student mentoring, mental health supports, family supports, nutrition support, school supports, and out of school care. AIFY is currently running in 5 inner-city schools in Edmonton spanning elementary to high school age children.

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Overview of Community-Based Evaluation

Overview of Community-Based Evaluation

The purpose of this project is to introduce capacity building tools that emphasize an approach to evaluation that is community-driven, participatory and action-oriented. This project will provide support to individuals and organizations in the early childhood field who want to learn about how to take a community-based approach to their evaluations.

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Social Bridging, Belonging, and Integration in the Syrian Refugee Community

Social Bridging, Belonging, and Integration in the Syrian Refugee Community

Centering the experience of Syrian refugees, this study establishes a foundation to explore social bridging in greater theoretical depth as well as to improve social bridging support practices for refugees. More details coming soon!

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Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change through Empowerment (VOICE)

Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change through Empowerment (VOICE)

VOICE focuses on facilitating meaningful conversations and curriculum for university and professional level athletes to engage in conversations surrounding gender-based violence in the community. Through collaborative efforts, CUP and the ECN will work with the organization to build evaluation capacity, support evaluation and help facilitate the most efficient and effective means of educating athletes about gender-based violence and developing skills to help them become mentors for children. More details coming soon!

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The New Canadians Health Centre (NCHC)

The New Canadians Health Centre (NCHC)

The NCHC is a refugee-focused community health centre, where a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of medical staff, allied community members and professionals will collaboratively provide a holistic model of culturally and linguistically appropriate health and social supports. The centre will open in summer 2021 and will serve up to 2,000 government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants annually. ECN is working in collaboration with the NCHC Board to develop an evaluation framework. More details coming soon!

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Experiential Evaluation Learning

Experiential Evaluation Learning

This research focuses on understanding whether learner participation in UEval increases perceived competency gains. In addition, we explore the role of the experiential, co-learning, competency-based approach and community-engaged pedagogies of UEval towards informing learner experiences related to competency gains.

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Manitoba Northern and Rural Institute in Program Evalaution

Manitoba Northern and Rural Institute in Program Evalaution

A remote training opportunity for community-based and Indigenous organizations, early childhood, health, and social agencies, located in northern and rural areas of Manitoba. A major emphasis will be to partner with various Indigenous communities and organizations to advance Indigenous approaches to evaluation. This initiative will include training, development of evaluation plans, and follow-up support to participating organizations. The model of learning will provide a mix of theoretical, technical, and practical hands-on learning formants. More details coming soon!

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Deepening Understandings of Evaluation

Deepening Understandings of Evaluation

A series of five scoping reviews to explore evaluation gaps, assets, opportunities, and priorities in the early childhood field and broader social sector.

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COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH 
& EVALUATION (CERE) GRANTS
We seek to foster innovative evaluation capacity building in the early childhood field through co-created projects with network partners, drawing on tools and methodological advancements as well as new approaches developed by community partners. Do you have a unique community-engaged project in mind? Connect with one of our network partners to explore a collaboration!

Research Associate

Jason

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Project Coordinator

Shelly

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Pieter

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