Beyond Measure? Evaluation &
Impact in Ontario’s Youth Sector

March 24, 2015 : Event Recap

How can we collectively work to support Ontario’s youth
sector to better utilize research and evaluation practices for the
improvement of youth wellbeing?

On March 24th, YouthREX held a knowledge mobilization eXpo called Beyond Measure? Evaluation and Action in Ontario’s Youth Sector. This event was an opportunity to engage with diverse stakeholders and have strategic conversations around the state of evaluation in the Ontario youth sector. It was also an opportunity for YouthREX to gain preliminary insight into the results of our State of Youth Sector 2015 survey and pending report.

We invite you to check out some of the resources and highlights that came out of this event:

EVENT REPORT
This document features highlights from of the event presentations, the State of the Youth Sector Report World Café session and feedback shared throughout the day from participants. Read on for strategies and insight on evaluation and action in Ontario's youth sector!
COMPARING CONTEXTS: EVALUATION & ACTION IN THE UK
Watch Stephen Bediako, Co-Director of Project Oracle, speak on evaluation efforts in the UK youth sector. Similar to YouthREX, Project Oracle aims to build the capacity of providers and funders to develop and fund evidence-based projects.
YOUTH SECTOR PERSPECTIVES ON EVALUATION
In order to ground our conversations about evaluation and action in the realities of grassroots and youth-led organizations in Ontario, we invited three youth sector leaders from the Central Ontario region to reflect on their experiences with evaluation.