Youth Program Supports

January 03, 2019
   by Liam McGuire Associate Executive Director, Christie Lake Kids     It’s easy for program evaluation to get lost in the daily bustle of the non-profit world. Tracking budgets, planning programs, and fundraising jostle for priority in an environment that moves quickly, and sometimes unpredictably. Gathering staff and stakeholders to discuss, plan, and act on a program evaluation strategy has felt difficult when different priorities tug us away from our logic models and strategic plans. At times, conducting a program evaluation feels like a secondary task; something to be addressed once...
March 14, 2018
 by Uzo Anucha, MSW, PhD Provincial Academic Director, YouthREX  Associate Professor, School of Social Work  York University      True or false: words like “evidence-informed” and “program evaluation” do not fit with how smaller, community-based youth programs — those that fiercely pursue social justice and equity for youth — go about their business?   False! YouthREX knows this for sure from our experience over the last three years supporting youth programs across Ontario with program evaluation.   We have seen that “evaluation” and “evidence” aren’t words that only make sense to big,...