Peer Education & Evaluation

Building capacity to conduct community based research on evaluating youth sexual health peer education programs

The purpose of this research project was to build the capacity of community organizations to evaluate youth sexual health peer education programs.

The specific objectives were to:

  • synthesize and disseminate knowledge on levels of sexual health education among Canadian youth
  • synthesize and disseminate knowledge on evaluating peer education programs, particularly programs focusing on youth and sexual health
  • develop and pilot a method of evaluating the efficacy of youth peer education programs
  • train high school students in research methods by a graduate assistant on the project.
  • recruit a Community Advisory Board to oversee interviews on needs and best practices in peer education evaluation
  • develop and pilot a peer education evaluation strategy

Check out our  project bulletin entitled  Sexual Health Peer Education Program Evaluation 101! You can also view our our report with a sample of all our tools.

This was a collaborative project with Let’s Stop AIDS, Planned Parenthood Toronto, Patrick 4 Life and York University. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Source Photo: Planned Parenthood Workshop, World AIDS Day, New College 2018