Request for Proposals: Early Years Centres' Evaluation

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify an evaluation team to conduct a process and outcomes evaluation of the Early Years Centres. The evaluation will inform the Early Years Branch and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation as they assess and refine the model. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to examine if the program model and implementation are having an impact on the objectives and outcomes as described in the program logic model and evaluation framework. An Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC) has been established to support this evaluation project.

The NSHRF has been identified to facilitate the RFP process including selection of the successful evaluation team. The NSHRF will take an active role in the on-going management of the project and will administer the project including facilitating agreement between the successful evaluation team and the project partners, distribution of project funds, monitoring of deliverables and reporting. For more information about this opportunity, click here

Detailed Time Frame

The Early Years Centre Evaluation Project will commence in January 2014 and is targeted for completion in September 2019.
RFP will be posting date: December 2, 2014
Proposals must be submitted by: December 29th, 2014 at 2:00pm AST
Short listed candidates should be available to meet with project partners (if required) on: January 9th, 2015
Successful applicants will be notified by: January 14th, 2015
Successful applicants should be prepared to meet with project partners: January 19th, 2015
Annual report deadlines and other milestones will be confirmed at the first quarterly meeting of the EAC and the successful applicants.

Proposal Submission and Contact Information

Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the NSHRF via email. Please send all required application components to before December 29th, 2014 at 2:00pm AST.

Questions related to this RFP should be directed to or 902-424-4193.