Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate

Traditional evaluation alone is no longer adequate to measure the impact of initiatives that address complex problems. To bring about social transformation, effective evaluators must also embrace their role as innovators and change-makers. Whether you’re a professional evaluator, program manager, grant-maker or leader, our program will help you apply principles of transformative and culturally responsive evaluation.

You’ll study with leading practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds. Together, you’ll explore multiple ways of knowing, including a focus on Indigenous ways of knowing. You’ll leave with new approaches to measuring progress on tough social, economic and environmental issues. 


Courses: 6
Format: Part-time
Location: Online
Next info session: Wed, 07 Feb 2024 12:00 PM PST

Program eligible for StrongerBC future skills grant

Why this program?

  • Study with leading practitioners from different geographical and professional backgrounds
  • Consider key and emerging issues in the evaluation field
  • Apply your learning to your own evaluation practice through a capstone project
  • Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Program Elder Roberta Price
  • Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status along with its benefits





Program completion

10–36 months (from start date of first course)
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program. 

Program dates


Course duration

  • EVAL800: 4 days (live)
  • Self-paced online courses: 6 weeks
  • EVAL890: includes 2 live sessions

Course work

6–10 hours/week


  • Live online courses meet Wed–Sat daytime (Pacific Time)
  • Other online courses are self-paced within set deadlines

Learning materials

Course materials included


$1,250 EVAL890
$75 program application fee

Application info

No application deadline. Take individual courses and apply to the program at any time.

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If you’re eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, join the waitlist to be notified if a grant seat becomes available. 

Application requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Mature students who do not meet this requirement may qualify with at least 5 years of appropriate experience
  • English Language Requirements

Register for individual courses at any time, with the option to apply to the program later.

Course Name
Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Oct 18, 2023
InstructorJaney Roh
Seats Available0
Start DateWed, Jan 10, 2024
InstructorCiaran Camman
Seats Available14
Start DateWed, Mar 6, 2024
InstructorKristine Hoyak
Seats Available16
Start DateWed, May 1, 2024
Seats Available19

Enroll in the certificate program to:

  • Track your progress in your student account
  • Access potential tax credits
  • Be eligible to graduate when you finish

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