DEI Curriculum

Welcome to Foundations for Creating Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, an introductory course for evaluators and leaders wishing to integrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in their practice and organizations. This course has been created collaboratively by the Canadian Evaluation Society’s (CES) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group (DEIWG), and Bloom Consulting.
Part of the DEIWG’s mandate is to advise the CES Board on issues related to DEI within  CES and to promote inclusive evaluation practices in the evaluation community.  DEI is one of the driving principles of the CES’s strategic plan, and the CES has made a firm commitment to incorporating reconciliation in its values and practices. CES recognizes the necessity for embedding DEI in organizations’ operations and governance structures and pursuing DEI’s integration into evaluation at every stage. 
The purpose of this introductory course is to support the evolution of an evaluation community and profession that is inclusive and equitable for all right holders and stakeholders. This course was designed for all types and experience levels of evaluators. For a definition and more context on rights holders, please read the National Inuit Strategy on Research.
Once you have completed the curriculum, you will have the opportunity to TELL US WHAT YOU THINK and relay your DEI training needs.  The link is accessible here.

DEI Webinar

Welcome to an introductory webinar created by Bloom Consulting for evaluators wishing to integrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)  in their practice and organizations.  This introductory webinar explores fundamental DEI concepts – including unconscious bias, and the structures and behaviours that support inclusive leadership. 
Once you have completed the webinar, you will have the opportunity to TELL US WHAT YOU THINK and relay your DEI training needs.  The link is accessible here.

Anti-Racism and Evaluation Resources (ARER) Hub

To support the integration of anti-racism work into the evaluation community, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group of the CES has developed a hub of resources on anti-racism with a particular focus on evaluation. It includes seminal documents on race, racism and anti-racism, governmental and non-governmental resources and tools to strategize, monitor and/or evaluate anti-racism action, peer-reviewed articles on topics such as race and evaluation, references to various books, useful blogs, and a glossary with relevant terms. While we recognize the importance of distinct approaches for Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism, this hub offers resources on those topics as well as resources that are relevant to other racialized and minoritized groups. The ARER Hub is an open repository that will be refined over time. Readers are invited to submit resources for the hub by sending an email to [email protected]
For ease of use, the ARER Hub takes the form of a Google Sheet with several tabs, which can be accessed at the bottom of the screen. To help users identify the most appropriate documents and tools for their work, each resource includes a brief summary and is classified by type (e.g., government document or website, peer-reviewed article, legislation), country and region. A checkmark in column G indicates that the resource is specific to evaluation. Links to every resource are provided to facilitate easy access. A few websites of interest are included in a separate tab for quick reference. 
Disclaimer: This document is being added to and is evolving through the work of the DEIWG and does not represent a final product. The resources have not been approved or validated by the DEIWG. It was initially created after a regularly scheduled DEIWG meeting where members decided it was important to collect and share resources. Please reflect critically on the material before using and sharing it widely.

Desk Review and Tip Sheets

In 2019, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group on behalf of the CES National Board, commissioned a desk review to document promising practices in DEI from similar organizations, to help inform the creation of a DEI framework for the CES. The report presented a brief review of practices and was not intended as an exhaustive list of DEI actions. It has been used as an internal working document to catalyze important conversations within the CES about next steps in our DEI work. CES continues to learn and grow as an organization, through consultation processes and training opportunities, and we are actively working to develop DEI-related policies and procedures. For example, the DEI WG is working closely with the C2020/2021 organizers to enhance the inclusivity of the CES annual conference, and we have delivered introductory DEI training for CES leadership and members. 
We expect there to be more resources that could help inform our DEI work and we welcome any recommendations. Please direct such communication to the current co-chairs of the DEIWG by email at  [email protected]. For DEI-related resources, such as our DEI self-study curriculum and DEI in Evaluation reading list, please see the DEIWG Resources page.