The Canadian Evaluation Society – Ontario Chapter has several key committees: the Board; the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression (DEIAO) Committee; the Membership Committee; and the Professional Development (PD) Committee. There are also standing committees of the Board, including the Finance Committee and the Nominations Committee. Information about these committees can be found below:
The Board is made up of members of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting and serve three-year terms. Directors are expected to take leadership positions among the chapter’s committees. The Board is responsible for overseeing committee activity; financial processes such as the annual budget and audit; maintaining relevant policies; and developing long-term strategic plans.
The DEIAO Committee is a forum for discussion, consultation and feedback on matters of social justice in CES-ON. Its aim is to operationalize the chapter’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Anti-Racism and provide ongoing support for growth in this area.
The Membership Committee serves the CES-ON membership by developing programs and events that benefit evaluation practitioners at every stage of their career. Recent projects have included the Credentialed Evaluator Mentorship Program, and the New Practitioner membership category pilot. The Membership Committee also hosts events such as webinars and our Annual General Meeting
The PD Committee develops our annual workshop calendar, creates relationships with facilitators and evaluation experts, and markets and promotes our PD offerings. This committee is the main avenue of public engagement for the chapter.