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
  • Chapter Events Icon Chapter Events
  • Mentorship
  • Job Postings
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  • Weekly Member e-Blasts
  • e-Institute
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  • Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation
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Professional Development

Looking to improve your skills?

Our e-Institute has what you need! Choose from a broad range of topics and boost your expertise in the areas you need most.

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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: Hanna Holman, Dave Guyadeen and Daniel Henstra

The Evaluation Marketplace in Canada: What Qualifications Do Employers Demand?

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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Grey Literature

Authors: Steve Jacob,Seima Souissi,Loïc Duplantis et al

Intelligence artificielle et transformation l’évaluation de programme

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

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Past Webinars

Past Webinars

Presenters: Vanessa Anastasopoulos and François Dumaine

Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

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.

Latest News

Volunteer Opportunity with CES/CESEF Student Evaluation Case Competition

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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

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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

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Volunteer Needed for the 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.

Apply Now for Scholarships Being Offered by CESEF for the Graduate Scholarship Program

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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

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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!

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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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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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Meet Our Members

Conferences and Connections

I joined CES in 2007 to meet other evaluators and continue my learning about program evaluation.

I have met many evaluators from across the whole country and have attended many conferences.

 

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