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    Although the CES annual conference has been postponed until next year, the Student Case Competition is going ahead!

    The Student Case Competition has a long history of helping to cultivate emerging evaluators in Canada but this year we’re trying something different – we’re going online! Two teams will be competing in this year’s second round (Simon Fraser University and the University of Waterloo) to see who will be crowned this year’s champion. We expect the competition to be tight, so turn out to support these students and see how they are going to respond to a challenging, novel case! See our Twitter page for more information on the teams (https://twitter.com/CES_casecomp). The competition is being held Monday, June 15th at 3:30 EST. Everyone is welcome to join us, but…

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    CES recognition of responsibility for improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    CES recognizes that evaluators have a role to play in addressing systemic issues that affect people’s lives.  Evaluators are in a position to influence the decisions of governments, non-governmental organizations and other key service providers whose actions affect our daily realities.  CES considers it part of our mandate to support evaluators in dismantling systemic and structural oppression, and is actively working towards modelling inclusion, encouraging diverse perspectives and learning new ways to acknowledge and address the struggles of historically oppressed communities.

  • Professional Development

    When Ethics Goes Viral: COVID-19 Challenges for Organizations – FREE Webinar

    The coronavirus crisis is putting businesses and other organizations in many very tough spots. This webinar is an opportunity for participants to brainstorm together: what are the ethical issues that Canadian organizations face? What answers are being implemented? What ethical advice are you giving? The session will be facilitated by Chris MacDonald, business ethics professor at Ryerson University, and Robert Czerny, EPAC past-president. Prepare to share ethics questions and responses pertaining to your (or an) organization’s internal and external dealings, and its community and global responsibilities. The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. It is free for everyone, both members of EPAC and non-members.…

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    POSTPONED WORKSHOP – Using Contribution Analysis in Evaluation Practice

    Contribution Analysis is an approach to evaluation, built on theory of change, which demonstrates the desired impact of an intervention. Contribution analysis is especially relevant in settings where there are multiple interventions contributing to a social problem. This applies to most publicly funded programs. This session will discuss the theory of contribution analysis, briefly review the literature, provide a quick review of theory of change, and discuss the steps for using contribution analysis. Exercises involving participants will be included. Representatives from provincial and federal government, as well as the non-profit and education sectors will summarize their experience with the use of contribution analysis giving insights into the benefits and challenges…