Welcome to the Canadian Evaluation Society

With a community of over 1,400 members across the country and abroad, we provide a home for people working in the field of evaluation to connect and grow, so they can have a greater impact on everyone they serve.

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How We Help Evaluators

  • Annual National Conference
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Professional Development

Learn Where and When You Want

Elevate your evaluation skills with the CES e-Institute, offering self-paced and facilitated courses designed by evaluators for evaluators.

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The CE designation is the only professional title identifying professional evaluators.

The designation means that the holder has provided evidence of the education and experience required to be a competent evaluator. It is a service provided by CES to its members, who may elect to become credentialed on a voluntary basis. It recognizes competence and promotes continuous learning within our community.

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Evaluation Knowledge 

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CJPE Article

CJPE Article

Authors:Betty Onyura, Emilia Main, Claudia Barned, Alexandra Wong, Tin D. Vo, Nivetha Chandran, Nazi Torabi, Deena M. Hamza

The “What” and “Why” of (Un) Ethical Evaluation Practice: A Meta-Narrative Review and Ethical Awareness Framework

There is growing recognition of the complex moral and ethical tensions associated with evaluation practice. However, there are scant evidence-informed frameworks for cultivating ethical awareness or informing ethical deliberation across the evaluation landscape. Thus, we aimed to synthesize research evidence on evaluation ethics, and draw on these findings to develop an evidence-informed evaluation ethics framework.

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Past Webinars

Past Webinars

Presenter: Celeste Ghiano, PhD

Alternative Evaluation: A Tapestry of Perspectives to Nurture the Culture of Evaluation

How about really shaking up the foundations of Evaluation practice? In this initiative, we believe that changing practices begins with changing concepts and understanding contexts, bringing new (and not at all new) ontologies, to change epistemologies and transform methodologies.

Latest News

Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting

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Notice of 2024 Annual General Meeting

CES Members are invited to attend the 2024 AGM on June 26.

Call for Volunteers for the Mentoring Initiative Working Group

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Call for Volunteers for the Mentoring Initiative Working Group

Would you like to help make CES’ Mentoring Initiative vibrant, meaningful, and sustainable? If so, we invite you to become a volunteer.

Call for Volunteer Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative on the CES Board of Directors

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Call for Volunteer Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative on the CES Board of Directors

The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2024.

Explore Truth & Reconciliation in Evaluation: Register Now

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Explore Truth & Reconciliation in Evaluation: Register Now

Discover the transformative power of evaluation in fostering truth and reconciliation. The highly anticipated next cohort of the CES e-Institute course Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators is now open for registration.

Roots & Relations Section of CJPE Accepting Submissions

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Roots & Relations Section of CJPE Accepting Submissions

The Roots & Relations section of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) is now accepting submissions for its fourth issue of publication.

Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

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Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

The CES Board of Directors is seeking applications for the position of Editor(s) of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

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Benefits of Membership

Self-Paced & Facilitated Training

Whether you are new to evaluation or a seasoned professional, the e-Institute offers special member pricing on the courses you need to build your career in evaluation.

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Continuous Learning

The field of evaluation is constantly evolving. We offer a variety of webinars and events throughout the year as well as the Annual National Conference to stay on top of current trends.

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Professional Recognition

Our Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and inspires the confidence of your clients and organizations.

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Career Advancement

Check out current job and contract opportunities, as well as a wide variety of networking opportunities, to help you build and expand your career.

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Connection

Join a community of evaluation professionals from across Canada at the Annual National Conference, a webinar or a local event to strengthen your network.

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Discounts & Benefits

The cost of membership will be offset as you take advantage of the discounts you receive on our growing list of events and services you need.

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Accidental Evaluator Story

Meet Our Members

Reflection and Inspiration

In the 1980s, evaluation was in its infancy: the people in the field were few and not necessarily well trained, and evaluation was still struggling to distance itself from research. The CES (and American Evaluation Association) provided me with a group of like-minded people and resources.

Taking part in conferences and serving on many committees were powerful motivators in keeping me afloat in the field of evaluation. They also helped me identify areas in which I wanted to develop my skills. But more specifically, these activities fostered casual discussions and information-sharing with colleagues, both of which have proven to be valuable sources of reflection, questioning and inspiration for my teaching, research and publications in the field. None of these things would have been possible without these experiences.

I’ve come to realize that I may not have influenced the practice as much as it has influenced me. This is probably what led me to conclude my latest book with the acknowledgement that while I had begun the project with the goal of contributing to the advancement of knowledge in program evaluation, I humbly confess that I have come out of it a different person, hopefully a better one.

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