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Check out our latest project spotlight on the Manitoba Northern and Rural Institute in Evaluation. Or read our recently published scoping review exploring the state of evaluation in the early childhood field!

March 2022
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Planting the Seeds for High Quality Evaluation in Public Health

Now Available | Free Introductory Evaluation e-Text

Check out this free e-text published by the Centre for Disease Control. ECN student  Ann-Marie Castleman contributed to this text, which you can access from the ECN Repository or the CDC website.
UEval makes headlines!

ECN featured in Folio

ECN's UEval course is praised in the Gillian Rutherford's 2021 Folio Story,
"Public health students help community groups improve programs through evaluation".
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Our ECN members create many types of resources and are delighted to make them available to you. Click on the tabs below to browse blogs, articles, reports, and media stories coming from our network!

UEval: A New Model of Evaluative Learning

“Evaluation is key to unpacking what works, why it works and what is needed to establish long-lasting change”

5 Insights from Taking a Principles-Based Approach to Measurement

Ryan Lacanilao from Alberta Health shares his reflections on principles-based evaluation

It's All About the Principles

Teresa Mejia, Project Manager for the All in for Youth evaluation, reflects on the principles-focused approach

Developmental Evaluation

What is developmental evaluation and why would I use it? Julia Roy, ECN trainee, shares her thoughts.

Terra Brentwood Project: Developing a Model of Supportive Housing for Teen Parents

The ECN, Terra Centre, and Brentwood Housing Society partner to address a complex social issue

Weaving Together Accountability and Learning in Complex Situations

Mark Cabaj, President of Here to There, shares his thoughts on evaluating complex issues - a "wicked challenge"

March 2021
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Evaluation in the Field of Early Childhood Development: A Scoping Review

Evaluation Journal of Australasia | March 2022

Responding to the Evaluation Capacity Needs of the Early Childhood Field: Insights from a Mixed Methods Community-based Participatory Design

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation | March 2022

UEval: Bringing Community-Based Experiential Learning to the Evaluation Classroom

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation | March 2021

Competency-Based Evaluation Education: Four Essential Things to Know and Do

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation | March 2021

Evaluation Capacity: A Critical Tool for Social Innovation

CUP Annual Report | May 2019

Developing an Evaluation Capacity Building Network in theField of Early Childhood Development

Engaged Scholar Journal | Fall 2017
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December 2015

Journeys through Early Learning and Childcare: The Experience of Cultural Minority Families

Bringing Awareness to Children, Youth, and Families’ Mental Health During the Pandemic

Creating Workforce Stability in the Early Learning and Child Care Sector

Evaluating Ourselves: What We Learned

Evaluation Capacity Building Survey Results

What We Heard: Advancing Meaningful Evaluation in the Field of Early Childhood

Advancing Evaluation Practices in the Field of Early Childhood Development

September 2021
UAlberta Folio Story: Public Health Students Help Community Groups Improve Programs Through Evaluation
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