Chapter Events

We host several events throughout the year for members and non-members.

Upcoming Events

Eval Cafe - SWOT your Evaluation Practice | March 19, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm | Edmonton, AB


The Eval Cafe is returning to Edmonton! It’s been awhile since we’ve had one. Tammy Horne (WellQuest Consulting) and Shelby Corley (Three Hive Consulting) will host an Eval Cafe on March 19, from 5-7 p.m., at Art of Cake, on 105 Ave just west of 116 Ave, behind the Brewery District. Light savoury fare will be available, as well as fabulous dessert items, and various drink options - all in a charming, vintage-style environment with plentiful parking.

The Cafe theme is “SWOT Your Evaluation Practice”. Come and reflect on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from your perspective, in the context of your evaluation practice. Then network to find others who have complementary strengths and/or interest in capitalizing on opportunities of shared interest.

Hope you will attend what is sure to be a stimulating and thought-provoking discussion. Bring your business cards - not only for networking, but also to enter a draw to win a cake from this award-winning bakery/cafe

 If you are interested in hosting an Eval Cafe in your area or in the future, please email [email protected] for info!

Annual General Meeting 

The 2017/2018 AGM took place on Friday, September 21 in Edmonton, AB.

Evaluation Cafe

Evaluation cafe is a chapter-supported networking and learning forum for evaluators in Alberta and Northwest Territories. Members and non-members with similar interests meet to share their passion for the profession, aspirations for future development broadly or around a specific topic in a casual, conversational setting. Typically, evaluation cafes are held in two major cities – Edmonton and Calgary. Members expressed their interests in hosting cafes in other cities and rural areas at the 2018 AGM. In line with this, the CES AB/NWT Board is pleased to extend eval cafes beyond Edmonton and Calgary and encourages non-board members to host cafes within their respective professional community to strengthen connectivity among evaluators.

If you are interested to organize a cafe, please contact CES AB/NWT at [email protected] for further details and obtaining a confirmation on the budget

Annual Christmas Luncheons

Annual Christmas Luncheons are usually held in December or January in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Annual National Conference

Each year, the Canadian Evaluation Society presents a National Conference. The 2017 conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 2018 conference took place in Calgary. Further details can be found here.

Essential Skills Series

See our Professional Development page for more information on the Essential Skills Series.

Past Events

The Naked Truth: The State of Evaluation in Alberta, April 10, 2015

The Alberta & NWT Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society and its partners were pleased to host this one day evaluation forum. The forum was designed by the Chapter to engage participants in provocative discussions and the sharing of information about:

  • What is happening in evaluation in Alberta and what evaluators are working on
  • The value of evaluation from the perspective of evaluators and those who use evaluations
  • An action plan for advancing the profession of evaluation in the province

The objective of the forum was to provide a gathering place for evaluators to connect with each other and also with the users of evaluation. Presenters Included Gail Barrington, Benoit Gauthier, Rebecca Mellett, Crystal Corrigan and Cheryl Poth.

The final report of proceedings is available for download here and can be viewed in online magazine format on the AIHS website. Photos are posted here.