The purpose of this project is: 1) to build the community-based evaluation capacity of organizations that are attempting to eliminate violence and promote peaceful and equitable societies, and in the process, 2) strengthen the implementation of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda.
The project is led by the Centre for Community Based Research in partnership with the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College. A cross-stakeholder advisory committee was formed to guide this project. This group include eight representatives of community-based organizations from the Waterloo Region who are known for their expertise and/or experience related to peacebuilding, violence prevention, education, gender equity and community mobilization/networking.
The project has 3 phases over one year: 1) developing community-based evaluation capacity-building strategies by Summer 2021, 2) piloting these strategies with local community-based organizations by hosting training workshops and coaching sessions during Fall 2021, and 3) expanding these evaluation capacity-building strategies nationally by hosting live webinars and launching an eval4localizing SDG website.