Evaluation of Canada’s Action Plan Against Racism

Appendix B: CAPAR Evaluation Matrix

Evaluation Issues / Questions Indicators Methodologies
Interviews Doc Review Lit Review Synthesis of Initiative Evaluation Results
CAPAR Secretariat Senior Manag’t CAPAR-funded Initiatives Multi Champs NGOs Program Docs Research Stats
1. Does CAPAR continue to be consistent with departmental and government-wide objectives and priorities? 1.1 Degree of alignment to objectives and priorities of CIC, federal partners and OGDs No No No No No Yes No No No
1.2 Perceptions of key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
2. Is there a continuing need for initiatives to counter racism and discrimination in Canada? 2.1 Evidence base for CAPAR:
  • Size of ethnocultural, ethnoracial, immigrant and Aboriginal populations in Canada
  • Incidence/prevalence of racism and racially-based discrimination in Canada
No No No No No No Yes No No
2.2 Evidence of need specific to CAPAR-funded initiatives No No No No No Yes No No Yes
2.3 Perceptions of key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
3. Are CAPAR efforts consistent with federal roles and responsibilities? 3.1 Degree of alignment with legislative and international commitments No No No No No Yes No No No
3.2 Evidence of federal roles and responsibilities specific to CAPAR-funded initiatives No No No No No Yes No No Yes
3.3 Evidence of initiatives to counter racism and discrimination in other jurisdictions (provincial/territorial, municipal) Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No
3.4 Perceptions of key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
4. Were federal partners and stakeholders successfully engaged in the development and implementation of CAPAR? 4.1 Profile of federal partners and stakeholders engaged (CAPAR reach) No No No No No Yes No No Yes
4.2 Nature/scope of engagement activities initiated by CAPAR Secretariat and federal partners Yes No Yes No No Yes No No Yes
4.3 Perceptions of key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
5. Has CAPAR been effectively managed and coordinated? 5.1 Extent/quality/ appropriateness of management tools (i.e., performance measurement, monitoring and reporting) and resources (human and financial) for CAPAR Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
5.2 Extent/quality/ appropriateness of coordination, communication and information-sharing related to CAPAR:
  • by CAPAR Secretariat
  • within CAPAR Working Group
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
5.3 Perceptions and awareness among key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
6. Was the horizontal federal approach a necessary and appropriate design for the implementation of CAPAR? 6.1 Comparisons with other horizontal federal approaches No No No No No No No Yes No
6.2 Degree of alignment of CAPAR-funded initiatives to Action Plan objectives and priorities Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No
6.3 Extent/quality/degree of cohesion between CAPAR-funded initiatives Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No
6.4 Perceptions of key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
7. How has the initiative contributed to federal partners and stakeholders having knowledge, resources and tools to promote inclusion, address racism and discrimination and eliminate barriers to participation? 7.1 Target groups of CAPAR and its funded initiatives No No No No No No No No Yes
7.2 Evidence that federal partners and stakeholders have knowledge, resources and tools to promote inclusion and address issues of racism and discrimination as a result of CAPAR No No No No No No No No Yes
7.3 Perceptions and examples provided by key stakeholders Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
8. How has the initiative contributed to the understanding among federal partners and stakeholders of culturally competent policing, hate crimes and race-based issues in the justice system? 8.1 Target groups of CAPAR and its funded initiatives No No No No No No No No Yes
8.2 Evidence that federal partners and stakeholders have an understanding of culturally competent policing, hate crimes, racial profiling and race-based issues in the justice system as a result of CAPAR No No No No No No No No Yes
8.3 Perceptions and examples provided by key stakeholders Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
9. Have federal partners and stakeholders taken action to promote inclusion, address racism and discrimination and eliminate barriers to participation? 9.1 Evidence of actions taken as a result of CAPAR No No No No No No No No Yes
9.2 Perceptions and examples provided by key stakeholders Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
10. Has the knowledge of culturally competent policing, hate crimes and race-based issues in the justice system been applied by federal partners and stakeholders to develop and improve policies, programs and services? 10.1 Evidence that knowledge of culturally competent policing, hate crimes and race-based issues has been applied to develop and improve policies, programs and services as a result of CAPAR No No No No No No No No Yes
10.2 Perceptions and examples provided by key stakeholders Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
11. Were there any unintended impacts or outcomes of the initiative, positive or negative? 11.1 Evidence of unintended impacts/outcomes No No No No No Yes No No Yes
11.2 Perceptions and examples provided by key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
12. Was the CAPAR horizontal initiative an efficient use of resources resulting in good value for money? 12.1 Budgeted and actual costs of initiative with and without CAPAR horizontal umbrella No No No No No Yes No No Yes
12.2 Comparison (nature/scope) of CAPAR-funded initiatives with initiatives developed and implemented without CAPAR funding No No No Yes No Yes No No No
12.3 Incidence of initiatives outside of CAPAR with similar objectives, priorities or programming Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
12.4 Results achieved by CAPAR (horizontal work and funded initiatives) No No No No No Yes No No Yes
12.5 Perceptions and examples of value added of CAPAR umbrella provided by key stakeholders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
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