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
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Professional Development

Learn Where and When You Want

Elevate your evaluation skills with the CES e-Institute, offering self-paced and facilitated courses designed by evaluators for evaluators.

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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:Betty Onyura, Emilia Main, Claudia Barned, Alexandra Wong, Tin D. Vo, Nivetha Chandran, Nazi Torabi, Deena M. Hamza

The “What” and “Why” of (Un) Ethical Evaluation Practice: A Meta-Narrative Review and Ethical Awareness Framework

There is growing recognition of the complex moral and ethical tensions associated with evaluation practice. However, there are scant evidence-informed frameworks for cultivating ethical awareness or informing ethical deliberation across the evaluation landscape. Thus, we aimed to synthesize research evidence on evaluation ethics, and draw on these findings to develop an evidence-informed evaluation ethics framework.

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Grey Literature

Authors: Moir Sandy,Croteau Karen et al

Successful Union of Evaluation and Audit Cultures

Understanding and managing culture is a critical part of any organization. But how do you align goals and approaches? Consider the union of evaluation and audit, and evaluators and auditors. Are we doing the right things? Or are we doing things right? This presentation explores how the culture of these two practices can be understood and leveraged for success.

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Past Webinars

Past Webinars

Presenter: Celeste Ghiano, PhD

Alternative Evaluation: A Tapestry of Perspectives to Nurture the Culture of Evaluation

How about really shaking up the foundations of Evaluation practice? In this initiative, we believe that changing practices begins with changing concepts and understanding contexts, bringing new (and not at all new) ontologies, to change epistemologies and transform methodologies.

Latest News

Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

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Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

The CES Board of Directors is seeking applications for the position of Editor(s) of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

Call for Volunteer Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative on the CES Board of Directors

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Call for Volunteer Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative on the CES Board of Directors

The deadline for submissions is June 22, 2024.

Roots & Relations Section of CJPE Accepting Submissions

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Roots & Relations Section of CJPE Accepting Submissions

The Roots & Relations section of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) is now accepting submissions for its fourth issue of publication.

Michelle Anderson-Draper, CE, Elected CES President for 2024-2026 Term

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Michelle Anderson-Draper, CE, Elected CES President for 2024-2026 Term

With the 2024 CES President nomination review period concluded, we are pleased to share Michelle Anderson-Draper, CE (she/her), has been elected by acclamation.

National Conference Presenters: Share Your Insights with the Community

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National Conference Presenters: Share Your Insights with the Community

We invite you to share your insights to a wider audience by submitting your presentations to our Grey Literature Database.

Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

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Call for Applications: Editor, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

The CES Board of Directors is seeking applications for the position of Editor(s) of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

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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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Accidental Evaluator Story

Meet Our Members

A Wealth of Opportunities

I initially joined CES in 2002 as a young researcher to attend the Annual National Conference.

When I began working as an independent evaluator, I did not have an organization that I could call “home.” CES provided a much-needed community, allowing me to connect with other evaluators. I joined the Quebec chapter (SQEP), and then became involved in the National Board of Directors. Through this, I became part of a close group of individuals. It was a wonderful networking opportunity for me and made me feel part of something that was bigger than myself. Through my involvement in CES, I can stay on top of the current debates, I know many of the major players in my field and I have developed many lasting friendships. I know I can count on CES to offer training and webinars, and post useful job and contract opportunities. This has been an important professional support to me: I have responded to offers and won contracts that I have found in the CES job postings.

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