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Educational Advancement

Since 1993, The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) embodies the voice of the Canadian advancement landscape, by connecting over 120-member schools to the pinnacle of advancement resources.

CCAE is a volunteer-led organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement. We provide opportunities for networking, professional learning and mutual support.

Members benefit directly through outstanding programming, resources, and value-added external stakeholders.

These opportunities are facilitated by esteemed peers and industry experts, who range in background by a multitude of school representations and disciplines, furthering this uniquely Canadian advancement niche.


September 29, 2015


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A TD Fellowship Could be Within Your Reach

In This Issue

TD Fellowships are a much sought-after CCAE membership benefit for schools that seek to add proven advancement talent to their shops. Thanks to generous, long-term support from CCAE National Partner,  TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, two Fellowships - each valued at $37,500 - are available to CCAE member schools each year upon successful application.

To provide guidance on the TD Fellowship planning and application process, CCAE offers a special CCAeLearning session free of charge, as a professional service, to all CCAE members. This session is presented by Selection Committee Chair, Mark Savenkoff, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Carleton University; and recent successful TD Fellowship applicant Mary Duffley, Alumni Program Manager (Saint John), University of New Brunswick Associated Alumni.

Recent Appointment
• CCAeNews Glitch: Sept. 30
• National Partner Profile: TD

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TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

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Does your school have a major anniversary or a significant announcement to share with CCAE members? Send it to janetsailian@gmail.com for inclusion in the next CCAeNews!

Queen’s University School of Business received a transformative $50 million gift on October 1, 2015. The gift from alumnus Stephen Smith, when disbursed over the next few years, will effectively double the Queen’s School of Business endowment. Mr. Smith earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s in 1972 and has donated $4 million in the past for bursaries and a research Chair. The School of Business will be named the Smith School of Business.

Canadian universities held ground in the most recent, expanded Times Higher Education World University Rankings, according to The Globe and Mail and CTV News. Twenty-five Canadian universities placed among the world’s top 800. The top-ranked Canadian school was University of Toronto (19), followed by University of British Columbia (34), McGill (38), McMaster (94), University of Montreal (113), University of Alberta (137) and University of Waterloo (179). U.S. and U.K. institutions, as in the past, dominated top spots in the rankings.

The PSE landscape in Canada encompasses more than universities and colleges, says an opinion piece by Nobina Robinson, Chief Executive of Polytechnics Canada. According to Robinson: “The fact is that the path to jobs and higher lifetime earnings increasingly goes through the country’s community colleges and polytechnics rather than universities exclusively. A rapidly growing number of college students, in fact, have a general university degree under their belts.”

What did they study and in what fields do Ontario university grads work? The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario shares detailed data in a spider-weblike graphic that reveals 21%, - the largest percentage of all grads - studied law, social and behavioural sciences; the largest percent (also 21%) work in business, finance and administrative fields. Charts are available in aggregate and in three separate age cohorts.

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Recent Appointment

Philip Steenkamp has been appointed Vice-President, External Relations and Communications at the University of British Columbia. He most recently served as Vice-President, External Relations, at Simon Fraser University.

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Did You Miss the September 30th CCAeNews?

Due to technical issues, many CCAE members did not receive the September 30, 2015 issue of CCAeNews. But don’t despair! CCAeNews issues for the current academic year are easily accessible on the CCAE website. Catch up on what you missed!

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CCAeLearning Fall 2015 Sessions

In 2015-16, CCAE offers seven CCAeLearning sessions presented by 2015 CCAE Prix d’Excellence Gold recipients, one per month beginning on Thursday, November 26th.

  1. Instagram Takeovers: The Power of User-Generated Content
    Thursday, November 26, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Best Use of Social Media Gold Award - 2015 CCAE Prix d’Excellence
    University of Waterloo
  2. Helping Students Say Thank You
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Best Donor Relations Initiative Gold Award - 2015 CCAE Prix d’Excellence
    Wilfrid Laurier University


The Presenting Partner of this seven-session CCAeLearning series is:


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Fall 2015 CCAeWorkshops

Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress
October 22 23, 2015, Ryerson University

CCAE is proud to partner in the Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress. Held at Ryerson University, this is a highly valued opportunity for Canadian annual giving professionals to learn, share and network with peers.

Special thanks to sponsors iA Financial Group and RuffaloNoelLevitz

Sponsored by:

IA      Ruffalo

Workshop for Independent Schools
October 29, 2015
St. Andrew's College
Aurora, ON

Sessions on Creating Successful Campaigns, Measuring and Evaluating Relationship-Building Programs and instituting a Planned Giving Program are presented by leading Canadian independent school experts in a workshop of great value for all IS advancement staff.

Campaign Readiness for Volunteers
November 4, 2015
St. Andrews Conference Centre
Toronto, ON

Both advancement staff and volunteers will learn how to work in synergy, share goals and strategies and achieve optimal results in campaigns at this workshop led by stellar presenter, Lorna Somers of McMaster University.

Special thanks to Presenting Partner: iA Financial Group

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CCAE National Partner Profile
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

CCAE's National Partner, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, has worked closely with CCAE since the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education came into existence 22 years ago.

For 17 of those years, starting in 1998 in response to the critical shortage of trained advancement professionals in Canada, CCAE and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex joined together to create a remarkable internship program, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowships in Advancement.

CCAE values highly the relationship with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and encourages all CCAE member schools and individual representatives to familiarize themselves with TD services, as this National Partner not only supports the association's mission, but also directly benefits CCAE members across the country.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex A member of the TD Bank Group, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is the largest group insurance provider in Canada. In addition to being the undisputed national leader in affinity marketing, TD Insurance has been providing exceptional service to its clients for over 60 years. Drawing on the expertise of a dedicated service-oriented team, TD Insurance is now the largest direct-response group home and automobile insurance provider in Canada and one of the top two personal home and automobile insurance groups in the country.

  • Over 4,000 professionals at the service of over 2.1 million customers.
  • A portfolio of over 2 million policies representing $2.7 billion in premiums.
  • A network of offices strategically located right across Canada.

Our business strategy is built around our unique affinity marketing approach and the strong relationships we develop with our affinity clients. Getting to know our corporate clients, and maintaining the relationships we establish with them, is vital to our success. Long-term relationships allow us to work cooperatively to maximize the benefits for group members through our quality products, competitive pricing and attentive, professional client service.

Our Affinity Market Team, wholly dedicated to our affinity clients, relies on the solid support from sales, customer service and claims professionals, along with specialists in underwriting, product development, marketing and other disciplines, all working together to give our clients outstanding value.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is proud to be a long-standing National Partner of the CCAE, a fruitful relationship that extends back more than 17 years.

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