Transforming Evaluation in the Early Childhood Field

Community-driven. Culturally Responsive. Equitable Participation. Action oriented.


to a network of peers, colleagues, and mentors to support your evaluation work


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

CREATE Knowledge

through collaborative research and evaluation projects


a rich repository of network resources to move evidence to action

What is the Evaluation Capacity Network? 

We are a network of community partners, practitioners, educators, and researchers who serve the early childhood community through culturally responsive, community-driven, action oriented and equity-based evaluation capacity building opportunities, activities, and resources.


Project Spotlight: Journeys through Early Learning & Care

The Experience of Cultural Minority Families in Edmonton

In partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers, Evaluation Capacity Network, and the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care, this participatory research project will explore the needs, aspirations, and experiences of cultural minority families with young children (0 to 5 years) in community-based Early Learning and Child Care in Edmonton. The project aims to provide rich information on the lived experiences of families and to provide space for them to voice their hopes and struggles—and to shape solutions.

Evaluating ECD Programs

JUNE 4 | Doing Community-Based Evaluation

Join this upcoming webinar, hosted by the Centre for Community Based Research! Learn how to conduct
community-based evaluations, with practical examples
from a practitioner in the field with experience
evaluating ECD programs.
Register Today

CJPE Article Release

Learn about the unique features of, and lessons learned from our pilot offering of UEval 2019!

Find our practice note in the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 2021 Special Issue:
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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

Join us at Congress 2021!
We will be presenting at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (select CSSE #15) Session 9.6, titled "Building Evaluation Capacity in the Early Childhood Field to Enhance System Effectiveness". To learn more about Congress 2021 or to register, please visit:

Transforming Evaluation Capacity in the Social Serving Sector.
Learn more about the network, collaborative evaluation projects, and how you can get connected to capacity building opportunities being offered across Canada. Click here to register (free)!

Doing Community-Based Evaluation.
Join this upcoming webinar to learn how to conduct community-based evaluations, with practical examples
from a practitioner in the field with experience
evaluating ECD programs. Click here to register for this free event.