Research & Evaluation

Research and evaluation are important and necessary elements to the functioning of projects, programs and organizations. Research helps us understand our environment better and helps us in making evidence-informed decisions. Evaluation ensures that we are gauging and measuring our success and helps us identify any potential areas for improvement. To find out more about what is involved in the research and evaluation process and why agencies conduct research and evaluation, please continue to look through the information we have provided.

A useful resource for any of those conducting research is the Office of Behaviour and Social Sciences Research e-source book which is a digital anthology that provides a series of chapters covering a wide range of topics related to BSS research design and implementation.

Please visit our Resource Library for additional tools and resources on research & evaluation.

The Canadian Evaluation Society provides a wealth of information, resources, and access to professional development opportunities, as does the Ontario Chapter of the Society.