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2022 AGM & Learning Event

Join us at our upcoming Learning Event, followed by the CES AB/NWT Annual General Meeting! We are excited to host this event with an in-person option in Calgary (Central Library) and with a virtual attendance option.

CLICK HERE to register to attend IN-PERSON (CES Members only)

This will be our Chapter’s first in-person event since 2019. Some of us feel excited to gather socially for the first time since the pandemic began and others feel apprehensive. While we cannot guarantee that participants will not become infected with COVID-19, we have adopted preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Please note, the learning event presenters will be virtual and not in-person.

CLICK HERE to register to attend VIRTUALLY

Cost: CES Members: FREE | *Non-Members: $50

*We have partnered with the Evaluation Capacity Network who have agreed to offer a $35 discount for Non-Members to register. This discount is available to the first 25 Non-Members who register, so sign up today using the code: ECNdiscount


9:30 am – 11:30 am MT | Learning Event

Practicing Culturally Responsive & Equitable Evaluation

Culture influences every dimension of the evaluation process and its stakeholders. This is why evaluations need to be culturally responsive to be meaningful and valid. Taking an equity, diversity, inclusion, and indigeneity lens is key to ensure recognition, accurate interpretation, and use of evaluations.

Our Virtual Panelists

Our panelists include international, national, and local scholars and leaders in the evaluation field who work passionately to ensure that evaluation practice enhances social justice.

Ayesha Boyce is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNC Greensboro. She also co-directs the STEM Program Evaluation Lab. Boyce’s scholarship focuses on attending to value stances and issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, cultural responsiveness, and social justice within evaluation especially multi-site, STEM, and contexts with historically marginalized populations. She has evaluated more than 55 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Spencer and Teagle foundations.


Jill A. Chouinard is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. She is assuming the role of Editor in Chief for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Her interdisciplinary scholarship informs her interest in culture, and in issues of in/equity and social justice. Chouinard’s main research areas are in culturally responsive approaches to research and evaluation, participatory research and evaluation, and evaluation and public policy. Much of her evaluation work has been conducted in culturally and socially diverse community settings, where she has extensive experience leading evaluations at the community level.


Yvonne Chiu is one of the co-founders and the executive director of Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative (MCHB), a unique immigrant-led and awarded winning workers co-operative. Her work has focused on revealing the realities, struggles, strengths and aspirations of immigrants, refugees and other newcomer for the purpose of affecting program, policy and practice shifts. Chiu is passionate about making visible and sharing with others the tacit knowledge generated at the grassroots by immigrant/refugee and newcomer families, natural leaders and the MCHB’s regarding the true nature of social inclusion and inter-culturalism.


11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT | Break (Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT | 2022 CES AB/NWT Annual General Meeting

CES Members and non-members are welcome to attend both the presentation and AGM, however only CES Members will be able to vote. The agenda and annual report will be circulated in advance.



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In the spirit of reconciliation, our chapter feels it is important to acknowledge the traditional lands on which we live, work and play. We are located on territories subject to Treaties 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11.  Included are the Métis Settlements, the Métis Nation of Alberta’s six Regions, and Northwest Territory Métis Nation’s South Slave region. Find out More


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