We believe that the path to sustainable success lies in creating a strong culture of community engagement. Our programs and activities intentionally focus on building the capacity of individuals to effect change. For example, when a trainee or graduate uses their new skills to make a positive change in their lives or the lives of others, we know we have succeeded. But we also measure the many short and medium-term steps along the way, such as changes in:

  • Awareness
  • Motivation
  • Skills
  • Participation
  • Knowledge
  • Aspiration
  • Attitudes

Information gathered from our evaluation activities eventually feed back into decision-making about program design, content, activities, and focus.

The logic model below reflects the benefits that various stakeholders have experienced or wit­nessed, as well as some longer-term outcomes that they predicted would occur in the future. It reflects their understanding of what social capital and inclusion mean. Further, they have been analyzed to identify the links in a chain of causation that leads from the Centre’s activities to its outcomes.