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As Canada’s leading advancement association, CCAE empowers educational advancement professionals in the field and the educational institutions they work for to achieve their aspirations.

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22 May 2024 May 22 - May 24

2024 CCAE National Conference

May 22 - May 24
Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John’s Conference Centre,120 New Gower St
St. John's,Newfoundland & LabradorA1C 6K4Canada
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CCAeLearning: Beyond Performance: Building Culture Practices in Advancement

Embark on the journey of transforming the culture of advancement beyond performance metrics and KPIs. Data has been critical to making informed decisions and developing strategy, but when it comes to unlocking performance, we have discovered that culture was the biggest driving force – leading to three consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising performance. In this session, we’ll share best practices from our own culture journey – including the failures and successes – and provide a blueprint you can use to develop a vibrant, high-performant culture at your institution.

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CCAeLearning: Reimagining Influencer Campaigns

Learn how York University has continued to evolve their award winning influencer campaign #MeetYU to remain fresh and innovative. Discover some of the lessons learned when developing the campaign, tips to maximize engagement, ways to leverage micro student/alumni influencers, and guidelines when coordinating with macro influencers.

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CCAeLearning: Building Connection Through a Signature Event

The pandemic gave the RDP Alumni Association an opportunity to reimagine our signature event in a way that created more connection to RDP, gave Alumni Association members the right opportunities to own and operate the event, and created a reciprocal relationship with our incredible local food and beverage industry. Palate: A taste of Local offers 300 guests the ability to sample food and drink from over 40 food and drink vendors as well as take in our amazing campus spaces.

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CCAeLearning: #Maamawi: How to bring people together to discuss Reconciliation in Business

The Ted Rogers Indigenous in Business student group at Toronto Metropolitan University brought 165+ people together (#maamawi) to celebrate the resurgence of Indigenous peoples’ and worldviews in business. Panelists at the inaugural Reconciliation in Business conference focused on Call-to-Action 92, as a way to support Indigenous self-determination, to close the socioeconomic gap, and unlock the $100 Billion annual Indigenous economy.

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“CCAE has a strong strategic vision and a commitment to building the leadership and capacity of Canada’s advancement professionals. Not only does CCAE offer its members a wealth of resources, best practices, professional learning options, and volunteer opportunities, it also serves as a connector for advancement professionals across the country. From small colleges and independent schools to large universities, CCAE truly provides a wealth of value to its diverse membership.”

Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier

Holland College Foundation and Alumni

CCAE is a national organization and recognizes that Canada is home to the many Indigenous Peoples whose traditional territories stretch across this country. CCAE is committed to supporting our members in fulfilling their roles in advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action as a necessary step forward in reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in all communities.