Learn Together

with diverse members across the network to build individual and organizational evaluation capacity

In partnership with community, we develop and deliver accessible learning opportunities to increase
evaluation knowledge, skills, and motivation. 

Check out our learning opportunities:

University Credits
Remote Learning
In-Person Learning


A space for non-profit sector professionals to come together and collaboratively deepen understandings of evaluation, reflective practice, and critical learning. Over six sessions, participants can test and apply evaluation concepts and tools in 'real-life' settings.
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A one-week evaluation institute at the University of Alberta. Designed as an interactive, experiential, and case-based curricular course for undergraduates, graduates, and community stakeholders. UEval aims to foster sustainable evaluation capacity within the community. Click to learn more!


Notre laboratoire permet aux organismes communautaires de recevoir une formation pratique en évaluation et de réaliser des projets évaluatifs en profitant d’un accompagnement et d’un soutien technique.
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Summer Institute in Program Evaluation

The 2021 Summer Institute has been cancelled due to COVID19. The Summer Institute brings together university students and community-based practitioners to learn together about evaluation. We combine lectures, case studies and group work to introduce the concepts of participatory evaluation for improved planning and delivery. Click to learn more!

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A two-part learning opportunity for community mentoring agencies. This initiative is offered in partnership with the Alberta Mentorship Partnership.
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Upcoming Events

Transforming Evaluation Capacity in the Social Serving Sector

The Evaluation Capacity Network is a national partnership initiative that seeks to strengthen the evaluation capacity in the social serving sector, to improve programs, policies and day-to-day practices for the wellbeing of children, families, and communities. Join this session to learn more about our partnership, collaborative evaluation projects in the early childhood field, and how you can get connected to capacity building opportunities being offered across Canada.

Drs. Rebecca Gokiert, Javier Mignone, Isabelle Bourgeois and the Evaluation Capacity Network


Doing Community-Based Evaluation

A discussion on how to conduct community-based evaluations, with practical examples from a practitioner in the field with experience evaluating early childhood development programs. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in partnership with the Evaluation Capacity Network. CCBR, located on the University of Waterloo campus, is a non-profit organization and pioneer of collaborative and action-oriented research and evaluation in Canada. CCBR has conducted over 100 projects related to family support and early childhood development. Learn more about CCBR.

Rich Janzen & April MacDonald Killins

On-Demand Learning

Transformation: What it is. Why it matters. How to evaluate it. (Webinar)

The pandemic has thrust the social serving sector into the depths of transformation as they respond to diverse client needs, restrained financial resources, and public health restrictions. As we re-imagine how to respond to the long term effects of the pandemic, the equity issues that have been magnified, and the economic pressures of the downturn, explore how transformative evaluation can make a difference. (Link to PPT)

Michael Quinn-Patton & Mark Cabaj

Transforming Evaluation Capacity in the Social Serving Sector. (Webinar)

ECN partners share about the development of the network, examples of ongoing collaborative evaluation projects, and ways to get connected to the capacity building opportunities being offered across Canada.

Rebecca Gokiert, Javier Mignone & Isabelle Bourgeois

The Usefulness of Community-based Evaluation. (Webinar)

An introduction to community-based evaluation and its usefulness to early childhood development (ECD) programs. Practical examples and stories shared by an ECD practitioner.

Rich Janzen, Cheryl Kinzel & Rebecca Gokiert

Doing Community-based Evaluation. (Webinar)

In this webinar, speakers explain the implementation steps of community-based evaluation and shared real-life examples of evaluations in the early childhood development field.

Rich Janzen & April MacDonald Killins

An Introduction to Mixed and Multiple Methods in Evaluation (Lecture)

Explore the differences between mixed and multiple methods, when and why to use mixed methods, and designs that guide mixed methods in evaluation.

Cheryl Poth, Credentialed Evaluator

Data Collection and Analysis (Webinar)

Learn about methods for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing evaluation information. Explore ethical considerations when conducting community-based evaluations.

Rebecca Gokiert, Jason Daniels & Roxanne Felix-Mah

See related webinars and resources at eval4refugee.ca.

EvalLab: A Conversation with Mark Cabaj

Tune into Session 5 of this year's EvalLab, a facilitated conversation with Mark Cabaj, Associate of Tamarack Institute and President of From Here to There.

Mark Cabaj, Bethan Kingsley & Pieter de Vos

Watch EvalLab Session 5

In the words of our learners...

“My case group experience will influence the way I approach my community group work moving
forward…There was much about the content that was reaffirming for me, showing me that my
organization is on the right track. This is significant because if we are already doing so many things right,
then that makes “good” evaluation much more tangible for our agency. It means that making evaluation
an integrated, naturally occurring part of the work we do, is an achievable goal.”
Community Learner
2019 UEval Cohort
"The field of evaluation is vast and growing; I am by no means an expert now. However, when I return to working in the non-profit sector, I will take with me a new perspective on evaluation. It is no longer overwhelming and tiresome—I understand what it is, how to approach it, and tangible ways to implement it effectively. I look forward to engaging with members of the community to build our evaluation capacity together, discovering fresh outcomes of our work, and meaningfully contributing towards greater community growth."
Graduate Student
ECN Trainee
“I noticed a lot of sharing, conversation and learnings happening between those that had community experience and those that had more graduate course experience. Everyone had the opportunity to lean on others within the course to expand their perspectives and learn more. Each person in the class or in the group work brought a different perspective, skills and experience to the table. While that means there are dynamics to navigate, I think it creates a great opportunity for engagement, creativity and learning.”
Academic Learner
2019 UEval Cohort