Program Evaluation Toolkit: Tools for Planning, Doing and Using Evaluation

The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO (2013). Program evaluation toolkit: Tools for planning, doing and using evaluation. Retrieved from Organization website:

Canadian Template available Example available En français


This toolkit is a highly descriptive process for planning, doing and using a program evaluation. The workbook contains templates and worksheets for the user to evaluate a public health initiative.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

The toolkit guides users through a three-phase process for conducting a program evaluation:

  1. Planning evaluation – Decide on the program to be evaluated and describe this program.
  2. Doing evaluation – Conduct data collection and analysis.
  3. Using evaluation – Put knowledge into practice.

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

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