2018 Course Dates





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Essential Skills Series   January 22-25, 2018 Bond Place Hotel, Toronto Dr. Paul Favaro Closed
Essential Skills Series April 16-19, 2018 Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph John Allen CANCELLED
Essential Skills Series May 22-25 Bond Place Hotel, Toronto John Allen Closed
Essential Skills Series July 9-12, 2018 Ryerson University, Toronto Dr. Keiko Kuji-Shikatani Closed
Essential Skills Series September 10-13, 2018 Ryerson University, Toronto John Allen Closed
Essential Skills Series November 26-29, 2018 Ryerson University, Toronto Dr. Paul Favaro OPEN


Essential Skills Series

This 4-day course, developed by the Canadian Evaluation Society, provides participants with foundational knowledge of the main models and practices associated with the profession of evaluation. Participants gain experience of the essential elements of program evaluation.

  • Prior knowledge of evaluation and of social science research methods is not required.
  • This is an in-class course, and there are no examinations or coursework.
  • Participation in all 15 course modules entitles you to a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Evaluation Society.
  • The Certificate of Completion can be applied towards the application of the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation.

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Registration includes course materials, light morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch.

The Ontario Chapter offers on-site delivery of the Essential Skills Series to agencies, associations and organizations. To inquire about on-site delivery, please contact pd@evaluationontario.ca.

Download a PDF of the Essential Skills Series course description

Registration Cost

CES Ontario members receive a 25% discount on the general admission ticket prices for the Essential Skills Series. New Practitioners and Students receive further discounts of up to 50%. If you’re interested in becoming a CES Ontario member, please visit the Canadian Evaluation Society.

CES Member: $1,150.00
Student Member: $575.00
New Practitioner Member: $862.50
Non-Member: $1,437.50
Student Non-Member: $718.75

Prices do not include HST or registration fees.