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.
Join us from June 19 to 21 for a stellar program that will focus on how evaluation is evolving, how to manage the complexity of change, what does the future of evaluation practice look like and what are the challenges to professionalization of our field.
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.
Authors: Hanna Holman, Dave Guyadeen and Daniel Henstra
This study examined the key qualifications—education, knowledge areas, professional qualities, skills, and tasks—demanded of evaluators by employers in the public, private, and not-for-profi t sectors. Through a content analysis of 50 employment advertisements, it found that the qualifications demanded by employers generally align with the skills identified as important in the evaluation literature and with competencies identified by the Canadian Evaluation Society. The study also found that there is an opportunity to promote the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation to those interested in enhancing the evaluation capacity of their organizations.
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Presenters: Vanessa Anastasopoulos and François Dumaine
There is a wide recognition that the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) should guide the development of programs and policies to ensure that all intended beneficiaries can access and benefit from these initiatives. Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) has been developed by the federal government to support this process, both during the program design and implementation, but also during its evaluation. This webinar provides an opportunity for participants to enhance their understanding of how GBA+ considerations can strengthen the evaluation process.
Save the Date: Webinar on the Review of the TBS Policy on Results
Mark your calendars! On April 26, 2023 (1pm – 2:30pm ET), the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Planning and Performance Exchange (PPX), Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and CES National Capital Chapter will co-host a webinar on the review of t
Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators: 10 Spots Left
The next cohort of Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators, a facilitated course created in partnership with Hotıì ts’eeda, begins in April. There are 10 spots left.
See the C2023 Keynotes – and Reserve Your Spot Now!
C2023 will feature three exceptional keynotes, each with discussants. (If you can’t attend in person, register for access to the real-time broadcast of the keynotes through Zoom.) Let’s see what they will be about.
Call for Proposal: CJPE Roots and Relations, Second Issue
For the second Issue of R&R, full submissions are due between February 1, 2023 and April 30, 2023, for consideration to be published in the CJPE.
C2023 Now Open for Early-bird Registration
You can now register for the C2023 conference in Quebec City from June 19 to 21, 2023. Act soon to take advantage of early-bird registration rates!
Register Now for Spring Cohort of Truth & Reconciliation
We have just opened registration for the spring cohort of the CES e-Institute course Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators. Space is limited to 25 learners.
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.
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.
Our Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation demonstrates your commitment to professionalism and inspires the confidence of your clients and organizations.
Check out current job and contract opportunities, as well as a wide variety of networking opportunities, to help you build and expand your career.
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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The Path to Success
I decided to join CES in 2008 because I was trying to break into the field and needed to build my network and participate in professional development opportunities.
As an emerging evaluator without formal training in evaluation, CES played a huge role in my early years. My first CES experience was through the Essential Skills Series course, which confirmed my interest in pursuing evaluation as a career and exposed me to the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation.
As I learned more about evaluation and realized how many competencies I still had to develop, working through the CES competencies helped me identify short- and long-term professional development goals, making the process less overwhelming. When I started new jobs, I communicated to my supervisors that my goal was to become a CE, which led to financial or mentorship support focused on specific competencies. I also used the competencies to develop additional goals as a mentee in the EvalYouth Global Mentorship Program. As a Credentialed Evaluator today, I continue to use the CE competencies to support my team’s growth.
Being part of a community like CES contributed to my career, especially when I was a young and emerging evaluator. I have developed friendships and connections that helped me improve as an evaluator and person. Attending CES events feels like being home.