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State of Evaluation in Canada

The State of Evaluation in Canada: Measurement and Evaluation Practices in Canada's Charitable Sector

State of Evaluation 2018 - Download the reportThis national report provides the first comprehensive look at how Canadian charities are measuring and evaluating their work, how they are talking with their funders about evaluation, and what enablers and barriers they are facing.

In 2018, we surveyed charities across Canada about their measurement and evaluation practices. Through this research, we discovered how the sector is talking about the impact of their work.

How does your organization measure up?

Download the full report to find out.

This report covers key topic areas relevant to the evaluation work of Canadian charities, including:

  • Evaluation capacity of charities
  • Communications between funders and their fundees
  • Leadership support and buy-in for evaluation work
  • The role of networks and supports for charities

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For questions about the State of Evaluation report contact: info@imaginecanada.ca

State of Evaluation 2018 - Download the report


The State of Evaluation: Measurement and Evaluation Practices in Ontario's Nonprofit Sector

An Ontario-specific report that looks at what is being evaluated and measured by Ontario nonprofits and charities and the role and influence of funders on measurement and evaluation. Learn more

This research was conducted in partnership with the Ontario Nonprofit Network and Taylor Newberry Consulting.

Sector Monitor Resources & Tools

See our Sector Monitor reports for additional information about the sector, on topics such as: Public Policy Activity and other key issues in our Archives

Future Issues of the Sector Monitor

If you would like your organization to be involved in future Sector Monitor surveys or would like more information on the Sector Monitor program, please email us at sectormonitor@imaginecanada.ca

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