NOTE: The focus of this resource guide is on evaluation of the overall hub model, rather than on individual organizations and their programs and services (each of which may have its own evaluation processes, required by funders or generated internally). However, the impact of partnering on hub programs and with the organization will likely be […]
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Learn To Evaluate And Measure Impact As a part of their commitment to support the nonprofit sector in building healthy, vibrant communities in Ontario, OTF wants to help organizations achieve their outcomes by offering the sector the opportunity to learn how to measure and evaluate their impact. The goal is to help organizations learn and […]
The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) developed a Sector Driven Evaluation Strategy to promote an ecosystem in the nonprofit sector that enables nonprofits to make thoughtful use of evidence to further their missions and service to communities. Fundamentally, a sector that embraces evaluation is one that is more focused on the values of understanding, discovery, critical […]
This easy-to-read, four-page report highlights the findings of an evaluation of Langs in Cambridge and the Family Centre (of Family & Children Services of Waterloo Region) in Kitchener. This high level overview describes the methodology used and shows—in chart form—a theory of change model that was developed for the hubs. It also reports outcomes for […]
This detailed report outlines an evaluation framework with an important element being that the results are actually useful. An evaluation committee was formed with representatives of both hubs and the Community Hubs Division at the Province. The purposes of the evaluation were clearly outlined and 16 key evaluation questions were developed. The outcomes, along with […]
The Sound Community Hub officially opened for business in August 2017 in Parry Sound, Ontario. The Hub combines housing with community services and community space.
The Shelldale Centre has strong roots in the Onward Willow community in Guelph, Ontario. It was originally developed by local residents and supported by key service providers.
Libraries are changing. This case study explores the transition of the Lakeshore Branch of the Innisfil Public Library into an innovative and exciting community hub which was the catalyst of a system-wide name change that reflects its fresh focus – ideaLAB & Library in 2016.
Recognized with a 2017 Local Municipal Champions Award by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, this unique school-based hub is based on a partnership between the Grand Erie District School Board and the City of Brantford.
The Hope Centre in Welland, Ontario, has a long tradition of providing services to people who most need support in meeting their basic needs – and the need has been great.