A free 10 week online certificate course about the main concepts,
approaches and practices relevant to conducting evaluation of youth sector programs and initiatives.

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Registration Deadline
July 21, 2017

Notification of Application Decision
August 08

Welcome Package with Comprehensive Certificate Outline
August 14

Welcome Webinar
September 14 @ 12 Noon to 1PM

Certificate Start Date
September 15

Certificate End Date
November 16

Make-Up Week
November 17-30, 2017

Notification of Eligibility for Certificate of Completion or Participation
December 15

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We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities.

We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves.

In this course, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

 [This course] has already begun to impact the way we are looking at our work as an agency. At a board level we have made it a priority to explicitly tie all we do to the OYAP and develop evaluation practices that will enable us to continue to grow in our journey from being a youth serving organization to a youth driven one.

– Course Participant, 2015

Through involvement in this course, participants will:

  • Understand the current state of the Ontario youth sector related to youth wellbeing and program evaluation
  • Become familiar with common program evaluation concepts and ideas
  • Communicate appropriate uses of different types of evaluation approaches
  • Learn the processes and steps involved in program evaluation
  • Become familiar with the process of developing a logic model
  • Understand the importance of process, outcome, and impact evaluations
  • Understand the process of engaging significant stakeholders in evaluation
  • Become familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and basic analyses used in conducting evaluations
  • Develop strategies to use evaluation findings to improve programs and services
  • Connect program evaluation to your own professional development

We recognize that youth sector workers are very busy! This certificate is structured in a way that is flexible and easy for you to complete. All course content is available to you at once so that you can work through the modules at your own pace.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from YouthREX, York University if they complete all four modules.

Those who complete individual modules and not the full certificate (all four modules) will receive a Certificate of Participation for the completed modules from YouthREX, York University.