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Ontario Evaluation Project

What is the Ontario Evaluation Project?

Over a three-year period, Girls Action expanded a provincial network of girl-specific programs, now counting 88 participating groups. A new three-year project began last April 2012 in order to build on that success and focus on how well girl groups evaluate the impact of their work - a gap identified in this sub-sector.

Working collaboratively with girls’ programs in the network, this project will create evaluation tools that will get answers about the change girls experience in these vital and innovative programs. The project will work with community groups in different regions of Ontario to pool our efforts, increase capacity in outcomes evaluation, and produce much-needed quantitative impact data. Using simple and easy-to-access online technology, a common evaluation database or platform will be created that pools information over time from many programs so the provincial impact can be shown, and this data will continue to expand each year. 

Objectives

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of girl-serving community groups to conduct effective evaluation of their programs;
  • Strengthen knowledge- and practice-sharing among the girl-serving community groups who are part of the Girls Action network;
  • Increase evidence about the results of girl-specific programs and make this evidence available to policy- and decision-makers in government, education sector professionals, health sector professionals and community groups;
  • These stakeholders will know more about the gender-related challenges girls face and the importance of girls’ programs to reduce violence, increase healthy choices, increase community involvement and leadership, and improve career success of Ontario girls;
  • Increase the ability of community groups and the Girls Action Network as a whole to make the case for girl-specific youth programs, through strong quantitative results.

Want to know more?

For more information please contact Janine@girlsactionfoundation.ca or call 1-888-948-1112

 


This project was made possible through the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation