When you join CES, you enter a diverse network of evaluators from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and sectors. We offer the resources to support you, no matter your level of evaluation knowledge and experience, from seasoned professional to student or new practitioner, and from applied researcher to user of evaluation results.
Here are just some of the reasons that more than 1,400 evaluation professionals are members. You can also download our membership brochure.
As a member, you have access to the latest knowledge and tools for evaluators for free or at discounted rates. We offer webinars, sponsored professional development events, conferences and more. We ensure they are all aligned with the established competencies for Canadian evaluators and kept up to date to meet our community’s evolving needs. You also enjoy access to a wealth of information in our Grey Literature Database and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
You don’t have to go it alone. Together, we enhance the practice and advance the profession through local events, our Annual National Conference and more. Members also have the opportunity to contribute to CES by volunteering on one of our many committees or working groups, contributing to our priorities, and submitting articles to the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and the Grey Literature Database. At a global level, you can join international evaluation societies at reduced rates.
The CES’s e-Institute offers self-paced and facilitated online, bilingual professional development courses. Designed by and for evaluators, these courses further the development of evaluation competencies and reflect member needs, recent developments in the field, and gaps in professional development offerings. From the fundamentals of evaluation to advanced methods and technical skills, e-Institute courses are relevant for all types of learners – at a reduced rate for members.
Evaluation is an exciting field, offering many opportunities to grow and advance throughout your career. We provide a variety of ways to help, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional. Become a mentor or mentee in our Mentoring Initiative, take part in our student case competition, check our current job and contract opportunities on our job board, or learn from your peers through a wide variety of networking opportunities. We are here to help you reach your goals.
Looking to showcase your expertise? As a member, you'll have an opportunity to formally recognize your experience and knowledge through the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation. Granted by CES, the CE designation helps you achieve your goals, and supports our profession by defining and promoting the practice of ethical, high-quality and competent evaluation in Canada. Becoming a CE shows your commitment to excellence in evaluation, inspiring the confidence of your clients and organizations.
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