Beyond Measure? The Community Dialogue Approach


Beyond Measure? The Community Dialogue Approach

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This infographic was created by YouthREX.


Program evaluation has the potential to inform and improve youth work practice, as well as help youth sector organizations and initiatives to better understand the impact of their work. The report presents findings from the first province-wide study of the Ontario youth sector’s experiences conducting evaluations of their programs and services.

This multi-focal study, led by Ontario’s YouthREX, used a Community Dialogue Approach. Grounded in an extensive literature review and drawing on survey and interview data, the report puts forward 10 key recommendations for three youth sector stakeholder groups: funders, evaluation capacity builders, and youth sector organizations.

This infographic highlights the Community Dialogue Approach (CDA) that was used in the report. This action research process re-imagines research as a community dialogue that must fully engage diverse community stakeholders. The CDA is made up of a four-step research process that is centred on equitably engaging the community during all phases of the research process.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2016). Beyond Measure? The Community Dialogue Approach. Toronto, ON: Author.

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