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Promoting shared measurement tools and providing tailored data-focused supports and resources to programs across Waterloo Region.
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Measuring belonging as a community

The Measurement for Change (M4C) Task Group, formerly the Well-Being Shared Measurement Task Group, is a working group part of the Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region.

 

Our objectives are to promote shared measurement tools and to support standardized data collection and evaluation practices. This helps to better inform evidence-based decision-making within organizations. Our current priority is measuring and increasing belonging for children, youth and families participating in programs across Waterloo Region.

Public Facing Dashboard

Community & Program-level Belonging

The data in this PowerBI dashboard compiles responses from 420 young people who participated in programs across Waterloo Region. These responses were collected through the M4C youth belonging survey between 2022 and 2023. M4C developed and implemented the survey in collaboration with eight organizations.

 

Across the three dashboard pages, the insights cover:

  • participants’ perceptions of community belonging
  • their sense of belonging within their unique programs
  • demographic breakdown of participants

 

This dashboard is an accessible example of how shared measurement tools can help us explore the collective experiences of community members.

Our projects & resources

Belonging Project Objectives

Project objectives for Phase One of the Measurement 4 Change Belonging Project.
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Our Introduction & History

More about us and our projects

Curious about what we do, and how the Measurement4Change Task Group came to be? Learn more about:

  • Why we focus on Belonging
  • What we achieved in Phase 1 of the project
  • What to look forward in Phase 2 of the project
  • And more!

Measuring Program Impact – M4C’s 101 Trainings

M4C offered two workshops for program personnel on how to use quantitative techniques to measure the impact of their programming, including:

  • survey scales
  • numbers
  • attendance
  • and more

 

This was a hands-on opportunity to develop an evaluation framework for programs in our community. 

 

These sessions offer a clear articulation of the goals for your program. They also provide insights into how to establish a well-defined objective. You’ll also better understand how to develop a framework to measure how effectively your program is achieving its goals.

M4C 101 Training (Part 1)

An introduction to Measurement 4 Change, quantitative measurement, measuring your impact, and a practical exercise with CYPT orgaizations in Waterloo Region.

 

This session included a worksheet that you can download by clicking the button below.

M4C 101 Training (Part 2)

An introduction to Measurement 4 Change, including what data will help you find answers, types of data to consider, organizing data, choosing comparison groups, and a workshop activity.

 

This session included a worksheet that you can download by clicking the button below.

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Our presentation recordings

Belonging Webinar

Serena McDiarmid, PhD Candidate at the University of Waterloo, presents academic research on belonging and the Measurement 4 Change project.

How to Measure Belonging at a Program Level

The Measurement For Change Group presents new measurement supports for CYPT members.

Storytellers Competition Video - Serena McDiarmid

View Serena McDiarmid’s submission for the SSHRC Storytellers competition. This video explains the Measurement 4 Change project in just one minute.

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to reach out! Email us at measurement4change@gmail.com.