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    The survey is open June 10 - September 30

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 Prix d'Excellence Recipients

    View the results and recap this year's celebrations

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 Distinguished Award Recipients!

    Watch their video messages and read their profiles

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  • Congratulations the 2022 TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellows!

    CCAE is proud to share that Jaya Dhillon of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Catherine Haba of Queen's University are the 2022 recipients of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowships in Advancement!

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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.



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Check out the 2017 CCAE National Conference Schedule

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June 7 - 9, 2017
Hamilton, ON


Register now - Early registration closes May 5

It will be here before you know it! Canadian advancement’s premier annual conference schedule is posted on the CCAE website. Check out the wealth of intriguing topics and varied session formats.

Register by May 5 for the best rates. Check out the roster of stellar presenters and inspiring keynotes.

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• CCAE Workshops in April
• Ontario members: Apply for CCAE Scholarships by April 7
• CCAeLearning: Don’t miss the final 3 webinars

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CCAE Workshops in April

Harnessing the Power of Marketing and Communications Workshop

April 6 & 7, 2017, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB

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Young Alumni & Student Engagement Workshop

April 20-21, 2017, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

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Ontario members: Apply for CCAE Scholarships by April 7

CCAE offers three scholarships for advancement professionals who work at CCAE member institutions in Ontario:

  • The Paul Webb Scholarship
  • The CCAE Ontario Regional Chapter Scholarship, and
  • The Richard Lim Professional Development Scholarship. 

The application deadline for all three scholarships is Friday, April 7, 2017. For details and application forms, visit the CCAE website.

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CCAeLearning: Don’t miss the final 3 webinars

Industrial Alliance Just three webinars remain in the 2016-17 CCAeLearning schedule on April 20, May 11 and May 25. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain practical solutions and inspiring ideas to use in your advancement shop, presented by 2016 Prix d’Excellence recipients. It’s FREE to CCAE members thanks to Presenting Partner and 2017 CCAE National Conference Platinum Sponsor, iA Financial Group.

Participants in the February 23 CCAeLearning session, Create tools that suit students and build on-campus engagement, learned plenty from University of Waterloo about creating a customizable student portal:

  • Allow ample time to create a Cadillac portal such as Waterloo’s. It required two years of research and consultation plus 43 campus partner meetings.
  • A customized, mobile-friendly communications and student success tool should aggregate from many sources to save students frustration in their quest for timely information.
  • Include customizable class and exam schedules with course materials links, transit details, employer info sessions, food outlets and menus, real-time computer lab schedules and meeting space availability.
  • Enhance your portal’s usefulness by inviting students to create widgets through team challenges.
  • Embed portal into student orientation and outreach activities.
  • Amp up engagement with contests, give-aways (candy and freezies handouts are popular) and fun slogans on social media (“Portal is the new black”).

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