The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision, and change.

Richard Branson

Evaluation is as an essential organizational practice in the sport sector. However, many stakeholders do not receive sufficient training or the time, funding, or staffing to engage in evaluative work. While many organizations struggle with these challenges, increasing demands for accountability and evidence-based practices have emerged now more than ever. The arrival of COVID-19 has further emphasized the importance of evaluation to answer important questions, including how organizations can adapt, improve, and meet the needs of stakeholders while developing and/or adhering to ‘return to play’ guidelines.

To help build evaluation capacity across the Canadian sport sector, we share a collection of helpful blogs, resources, organizations, and training opportunities.

This toolkit is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Videos

SIRC’s Manager of Research and Innovation, Veronica Allan, shares her Top 5 Tips for Evaluation.

Evaluation 101

Top Tips for Fostering Research Partnerships

Getting Creative with Data Collection

Put your Learnings into Practice

SIRC Blogs

SIRC Resources

Experts in the House – Recommended resources

We asked the experts from our Experts in the House webinar mini-series, “Mastering the Art of Evaluation,” about what resources they would recommend to support evaluation in sport and physical activity settings. Here’s what they had to say.

Part 1: Partnering for Impact

Part 2: Accessing the Evidence

Organizations and Initiatives 

The following organizations and initiatives provide resources to support evaluation, including tools, templates, measures, and more!

Certificates and Training

Interested in learning more? Check out the following training opportunities to enhance your evaluation knowledge and skills.

Canadian Evaluation Society

Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange

HIGH FIVE