Rethinking Impact: Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work


This Thought Leadership Forum will bring together youth sector funders, executive directors, senior policymakers, social innovators, and our Special Guest, Dr. Tania de St Croix, to explore how the youth sector can collaboratively design ways of understanding the long-term impacts of our work with young people.

Tania will draw from the findings and insights of Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work, a three-year qualitative study that investigated how impact measurement and accountability processes are experienced and enacted by young people and practitioners in youth work settings (involving young people, youth workers, managers, funders, and policymakers/policy influencers).

In doing so, Tania will facilitate a dialogue on the dilemmas and tensions in evaluation, approaches to evaluation and accountability that are congruent with youth work practice, and how evaluation and accountability processes can be practice-informed, youth-centred, and anti-oppressive.

Tania will engage participants in a critical dialogue about evaluation and accountability, including what elements are hardest to measure, understand, and explain. What happens when we focus on what is measurable?

This Thought Leadership Forum is by invitation only. Please email Kathe Rogers, YouthREX’s Knowledge Exchange Director, to find out how to register: kathe@youthrex.com

York University (Keele Campus)

September 7, 2023 11:30 am


September 7, 2023 2:30 pm

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