Canadian Evaluation Society - Alberta & NWT Chapter

Who We Are

The CES Alberta & Northwest Territories Chapter is a leader for evaluation in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and a major contributor in the national evaluation community. We are a volunteer-run non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of evaluation theory and practice.

The 2018/2019 Annual Report is now available!

Discussion on Working Virtually - May 27

The pandemic has meant moving face-to-face communication to the online environment. As organizations adapt to the changes required to survive – and hopefully thrive – evaluation will become more important than ever. Being skilled at providing services online will become an essential part of what we do as evaluators.

The Alberta/NWT chapter of CES invites you to an interactive sharing session about working virtually to support our clients and colleagues. We want to hear your ideas and questions about working online, regardless of whether you are a virtual veteran or a newbie. By harvesting the wisdom of our members through this discussion, let’s strengthen our capacity to provide virtual support. Click here for more information and to register.

Call for Board Nominations

The Canadian Evaluation Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories Chapter is pleased to request nominations for volunteers to stand for election to some key positions on our Board of Directors. Although we typically recruit Board Members during our Annual General Meeting, we have a current need for additional members to support board activities. A virtual Special Meeting will be held to formalize the election of these board members.

General board elections will be held at our next Annual General Meeting (date tbd), as per our typical annual process.

The Board of Directors, made up of evaluation professionals, meet via teleconference each month to plan the work of the Chapter. We arrange for professional development and networking events for Members and others in the evaluation community. We promote and advocate evaluation on behalf of our Members.

At this time, we are recruiting for:

  • Treasurer
  • Director, Professional Development (preference to Edmonton-based member)

You can refer to our the Board Member Roles & Responsibilities for a description of each position. Board nominees should be:

  • Member in good standing of AB/NWT Chapter (students welcome)
  • Willing to participate in Board activities
  • Interested in evaluation
  • Able to attend regular monthly board meetings and other committee meetings

Interested members may put their names forward by emailing [email protected] by June 5, 2020 and including:

  • A short written statement of their willingness to serve
  • The name of a CES member in good standing who will second the nomination

If you have any questions about serving on the CES AB/NWT Board, please email Allison Larsen, President, [email protected].

CES National Conference

The CES National conference has been postponed. Visit the National website for more information. 

Chapter Events

The most current news and information on our chapter's activities can be found on our Events page and on twitter. We regularly host informal networking and learning events we call Evaluation Cafe, which are open to both CES members and non-members.  

Professional Development

Our chapter regularly offers evaluation learning events such as the Essential Skills Series. For upcoming professional development opportunities, see our Professional Development page. 

Member Services

If you are a member of the Alberta & Northwest Territories Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society, you are invited to add your name to our list of consultants.

Detailed CES member benefits can be found on the Canadian Evaluation Society's national website.

Find a Consultant

If you would like to connect with an evaluator, browse through the list of consultants to identify individuals with the expertise you require.

Environmental Scan of Evaluation Capacity in Alberta

Members of the CES, Alberta and NWT Chapter Advocacy Working Committee are pleased to present the final report of an Environmental Scan of Evaluation Capacity in Alberta. 

A Health Research and Evaluation Intern within the Performance Management & Evaluation department at AIHS in Edmonton undertook this project. Working closely with the Advocacy group, the intern conducted a situational analysis, reviewed relevant literature and documentation on evaluation capacity in Alberta, conducted subject matter expert interviews and reported on the findings. This project aimed to identify evaluation needs and capacity, evaluation infrastructure and processes, human resources, funding and networks related to evaluation, as well as to engage key stakeholders and target groups in the process.  

Executive Summary
Final Report