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 and what the future looks like.
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.
CES Welcomes New Credentialing Board Members
CES has recently welcomed new members to the Credentialing Board, which is responsible for implementing the CES Professional Designation Program on behalf of the National Board.
Spaces are Limited: Register Now for “Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators”
The next cohort of Truth & Reconciliation for Evaluators, a facilitated course created in partnership with Hotıì ts’eeda, begins on April 12. There are only 6 spots left.
Explore the C2023 Workshops – and Register Now!
C2023 offers a stellar collection of professional development workshops. An all-star cast of Canadian and international evaluation leaders will conduct 23 workshops in both English and French covering an extraordinarily wide range of topics.
Students and Emerging Evaluators: We Want to Hear from You!
In 2008, our volunteer research team conducted a survey of students and emerging evaluators to understand the factors that affect attraction to and retention in the evaluation field. We are now conducting a second study to look at change over time and new
Read the Most Recent Issue of CJPE Now
The March 2023 issue of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (Volume 37, Issue 3) is now available online.
Call for CES Vice-President, 2023-2025 Term
The nomination period is now open for the CES Vice-President position for the 2023-2025 term. All CES members are encouraged to consider taking on this highly rewarding role.
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.
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.
A Great Career
In 1989, I won the CES Student Essay Competition and a free trip to that year’s conference in Toronto. So I joined CES under a student membership. I realized there and then that everything my then professor and mentor, CES Fellow Dr. Anita Myers, had said about evaluation was true – it is a great career opportunity.
Since then, I’ve been a member for more than 30 years. I particularly enjoy the e-news blast that brings all sorts of opportunities to my attention every week.
I found the process of applying for the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation to be one of the best opportunities ever to reflect on my practice. As an external evaluator, I can’t say I’ve ever felt “isolated” as an evaluator, but through my CES membership, I’ve gained a lot knowing that I’m part of something larger, professional and amazing.
I still speak with a new or emerging evaluator every few months and the first thing I tell them is to join CES and connect with the mother ship. The second thing I tell them is to get involved with their local Chapter to begin making connections and getting the lay of the land. My CES colleagues have now become, and will remain, friends for life, even when my logic model days are over.