It is key to our overall approach at Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) to ensure that all of our activities are high-impact and responsive to the needs of our target populations. To that end, we have developed a comprehensive Research and Evaluation Strategy to guide our research and evaluation activities in order to accomplish three primary objectives:
- To effectively monitor activities and measure the outcomes of those activities at Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), Community Food Centres (CFCs) and Good Food Organizations (GFOs);
- To gather regular feedback from program participants, staff and management at our partner CFCs and GFOs to understand their needs and how we can support our partners to better meet those needs; and,
- To stay on top of the latest issues and best practices research, and when necessary conduct our own primary research, to remain informed about the specific issues we address and how to do so most effectively.
Program Logic Models
Community Food Centres (CFCs) across Canada are working collectively toward shared goals to bring about positive changes for community members participating in our programs. CFCC developed the following program logic models to communicate the impacts and outcomes of our partner organization's core program areas: