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Welcome to the virtual professional development initiative of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)!

The CES is a Canadian not-for-profit bilingual professional association for evaluators dedicated to promoting the critical role of evaluators to improve program design and inform evidence-based decisions.

CES VISION: Advancing excellence in evaluation across Canada and internationally.

CES MISSION: through our national operations and a network of chapters, members, and partners, the CES:

  • Promotes the development of evaluation theory and practice;
  • Leads the professionalization of evaluation;
  • Builds awareness of evaluation; and
  • Advocates for the use of quality evaluation.

Introducing the New CES e-Institute Manager: Lauren Weiss

CES is pleased to welcome Lauren Weiss as the new part-time manager of the e-Institute. In this role, Lauren will oversee the day-to-day management of the e-Institute, including organizing cohorts for facilitated courses, helping to roll out four new courses in 2022, and reinvigorating our marketing efforts.

A bilingual (English/French) independent consultant, Lauren has over five years of experience in the global evaluation community. She has led and supported several evaluations for international and non-government organizations.

She also possesses significant experience in media and marketing. In addition to managing the communications of the European Evaluation Society, she worked as a reporter on the critically-acclaimed, United States nationally-syndicated TV program Teen Kids News. She received a New York Emmy Award for this work in 2012.

If you’re interested in learning more about the e-Institute’s training opportunities, including group rates, facilitated cohorts, and tailored trainings, get in touch with her here. For general inquiries you can also contact

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    CES’ professional development initiatives underpin all aspects of its Strategic Plan 2015-2018.

    CES Chapters are active across Canada, taking the lead on face-to-face and blended e-Institute courses in real-time; and can be contacted anytime for information on upcoming courses. CES is open to developing custom learning modules or course partnerships with like-minded organizations: contact the