MAP Evaluation Series

Our Evaluation Series aims to build on our core principles – street-level solutions, policy impact, training and community partnership – to build evaluation capacity.

About the MAP Evaluation Series

Our Evaluation Series aims to build on our core principles – street-level solutions, policy impact, training and community partnership – to build evaluation capacity. We convene community agencies and researchers around the country interested in learning about different evaluation and developing evaluation skills.

All sessions are facilitated by individuals with academic or applied evaluation expertise, and are available free-of-charge via Zoom.

Past Evaluation Series

Meaningfully Engaging People with Lived Experience in Research and Evaluation

This session brings together six members of MAP’s Community Expert Group (CEG) in a panel discussion. The CEG is comprised of researchers with lived experience of poverty and homelessness to help guide research and evaluation activities on various projects at MAP. The panel discussion will focus on how to appropriately engage people with lived experience in research and evaluation in order to be inclusive and have research with impact.

Engaging Youth in Evaluation

This workshop presents strategies to engage young people in the evaluation process. The presenters will briefly discuss best practices from the literature, but the main focus of the workshop will be reflections from the field.

Evaluating Knowledge Transfer by Marla Steinberg

This webinar explores the complexities and challenges of evaluating knowledge translation and offers a simple evaluation framework that can be used across a variety of settings and contexts.

Evaluating Collaboration by Marla Steinberg

It is not surprising that partnerships, coalitions, networks, and alliances are commonly used to address our most pressing social problems and bring about lasting change. If we want to find out how well these initiatives are working, a simple google search will pull back a confusing array of evaluation tools and frameworks. In this webinar, we will cut right through this confusion. 

An Introduction to Evaluation Capacity Building and Evaluative Thinking by John Ecker and Jennifer Rae

This webinar focuses on strategies to facilitate the adoption of these practices through the principles of Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) and Evaluative Thinking (ET). ECB provides evaluators with a model to incorporate evaluation routinely in the life of an organization and ET pushes organizations to adopt reflective and critical thinking on how their programs operate.

Participatory Evaluation Planning – Tips and Tools by Marla Steinberg

This webinar focuses on participatory evaluation planning, a process for engaging right holders and stakeholders in the evaluation planning process.

What’s Online Community-Based Research Going to Look Like in the Future? by Dr. Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco

Using a predictive-via-observation and reflection role of social sciences as a springboard, in this workshop, we invite participants to reflect on what has been done in, and to, community-based research in Canada using HIV research as a preferred example. We will describe the ways in which online research methods will impact the implementation of CBR.

An Introduction to Service Design for Community-Based Health Innovation by Jay Shaw, Zayna Khayat, Alexis Wise, Paolo Korre, Dara Gordon and Joseph Donia

This workshop introduced the concept and practice of community-based health innovation with a focus on service design, and contrasted service design with conventional approaches to implementation science that are often used in health care.

Adapting Toronto’s Violence Against Women Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The MARCO VAW Study

The Role of Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research