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.
Dr. Victoria E. Diaz,Dr. Stephanie McKeown,Dr. Camilo Pena et al
This project reviews data collection practices regarding race, ethnicity and ancestry (REA) in post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in Canada, as well as in other relevant sectors (e.g., health, K-12 education, government agencies). The goal of the project was to identify promising practices and to develop recommendations to guide REA data collection initiatives both at the institutional and system level in BC post-secondary education. The information was collected using systematic literature and documentary reviews of existing practices on data collection regarding REA, interviews with representatives from PSIs and other organizations, and focus groups with students and community representatives. The framework for the collection and use of student demographic data, which was developed through the project work, offers a comprehensive approach to demographic data both at the institutional and system levels, considering the tools to be used, as well as appropriate processes to meet the objectives of the data collection. The framework can be applied to the collection of demographic data in all types of projects.
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.
CES-Ontario Offering Facilitation Skills for M&E Practitioners
Learn the skills that are needed to navigate the group (and power) dynamics to effectively facilitate a meeting that is engaging, elicits participation and produces tangible results.
Final Chance to Register for Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators
Registration for the fall cohort of the CES e-Institute course Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators closes shortly!
Contribute to the Grey Literature Database
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Discount to AEA Conference for CES Members
The American Evaluation Association would like to offer a registration discount to members of CES to attend AEA’s upcoming conference, October 9-14 in Indianapolis. The discount is applicable to both the in-person event (October 9-14) and the virtual even
Spaces Limited for the Fall Cohort of the CES e-Institute Truth & Reconciliation Course
Registration is open for the fall cohort of the CES e-Institute course Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators! This course will run from September 28 to late November.
Survey Methods Plus: Unleash Your Survey Potential
Embrace a self-paced learning journey with six online modules and participate in five live sessions, featuring Q&A with survey experts.
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.
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Pursuing Excellence in Evaluation
After being introduced to program evaluation during my Masters of Sociology Studies at the University of Manitoba, I decided to pursue a career in evaluation, which led me to CES in 2017.
I’ve been actively involved in my CES Chapter, having volunteered as the Professional Development Chair, Chapter Vice-President and President and, most recently, Co-Chair of the National CES Conference in 2022. From these various roles, I have continued to learn about good governance, and how to facilitate and participate in helpful professional development opportunities, and have become more cognizant of the dynamic field of evaluation. Furthermore, I received my Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation in 2018. Becoming a CE has opened multiple career opportunities for me in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors pertaining to employment opportunities and promotions. With that said, the most valuable aspect of my membership with CES has been the professional relationships and friendships that I have formed.