The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI), together with Research Power Inc., is offering a complimentary training course for practitioners on evaluation and outcome measurement. This 5-session virtual training course will involve both synchronous (online course) and asynchronous (e.g., videos, supplementary materials) learning opportunities. These sessions will be offered at different times throughout the year. Please refer to the list of schedules for available dates and times.

Schedule of sessions

  • Wednesdays, September 29 to October 27, 2021 (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time)
  • Tuesdays, October 19 to November 16, 2021 (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time)
  • Wednesdays, November 3 to December 1, 2021 (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time)
  • Intensive session, Monday to Friday, December 6 to 10, 2021 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time)
  • Thursdays, January 13 to February 10, 2022 (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time)
  • Wednesdays, January 19 to February 16, 2022 (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Time)* French course
  • Intensive session, Monday to Friday, February 14-18, 2022 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time)
  • Thursdays, February 24 to March 24, 2022 (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time)


Participants may register for the full 5-session course by emailing us at register.eval.course@cflri.ca. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited to a maximum of 20 participants per session.

Topics Covered

Session 1: Introduction to Evaluation

Session 2: Logic Models & Theories of Change

Session 3: Developing the Evaluation Plan

Session 4: Data Collection and Analysis

Session 5: Reporting, Learning and Application

What you will gain

  • Knowledge to be able to identify and describe steps in the evaluation process
  • The ability to assess key considerations in evaluation design
  • Skills to develop a logic model for a program or project
  • Skills to identify/define indicators for performance assessment
  • Practical knowledge to create evaluation questions for a program or project
  • Knowledge about how to develop an implementation plan for data collection and analysis
  • Ability to identify key considerations in selecting data sources
  • Insight on best practices for analyzing, validating and communicating evaluation findings
  • Ability to identify and develop solutions to evaluation challenges
About CFLRI and Research Power Inc.

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) is a national research organization that has led surveillance and monitoring efforts on physical activity, sport and recreation in Canada for over 40 years. CFLRI is committed to being a credible source of information to equip decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers in the development of evidence-based policies and practices.

Research Power Inc. (RPI) is a consulting firm that provides services in evaluation, training, research, facilitation, and project management. The course will be delivered by Clare Levin, RPI Partner. Clare is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society and brings to the course over a decade of experience planning and implementing evaluations and designing and delivering training.

The CFLRI would like to acknowledge the funding support of the Government of Canada for this project. 

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Please be advised that the deadline for study of Physical Activity Opportunities in Canadian Workplaces has been extended. If you have received an invitation to participate in this and have any questions regarding the study please contact us at research_recherche@cflri.ca. Thank you for your participation!