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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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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Steve Jacob, Seima Souissi & Loïc Duplantis (2023). Intelligence artificielle et transformation l’évaluation de programme. Chaire de recherche sur l'administration publique à l'ère numérique. Université Laval
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.
Volunteer Opportunity with CES/CESEF Student Evaluation Case Competition
The CES/CESEF Student Evaluation Case Competition is looking for a volunteer to join their planning committee to lead outreach activities.
Registration Now Open for the Winter Cohort of the CES e-Institute Truth & Reconciliation Course
This course will run from January 11 to late March.
Volunteer Needed for the Student Evaluation Case Competition
Apply Now for Scholarships Being Offered by CESEF for the Graduate Scholarship Program
The Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) is pleased to launch its Graduate Scholarship Program and is currently inviting applications from Master's and PhD students to apply.
CES Launches its Reinvigorated Mentoring Initiative
The new Canadian Evaluation Society Mentoring Initiative platform is now available!
Last Chance: Submit Your Proposals for C2024 Before December 4!
Time is running out, and this is your last chance to be a part of something extraordinary! The Call for Proposals for the 2024 National Conference closes on December 4, 2023.
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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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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.