• Sign on for the 5th edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada

    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!

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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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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.



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Register by May 31 online (or in-person from June 7 - 9 at the Hamilton Convention Centre) to join 300 Canadian advancement colleagues at the 2017 CCAE National Conference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in everything advancement, refill your idea file and add to your toolkit, catch onto the latest trends, and enjoy the learning, sharing, camaraderie, and celebration that are hallmarks of CCAE’s annual major conference.

At #ccae2017, the varied topics, session formats, outstanding keynotes by three remarkable women, and revelry at special events have evolved to new levels.

We hope to see you in Hamilton!

• Maximize your staff's National Conference
• Get the 2017 CCAE App!
• 2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress
• CCAE member news

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Maximize your staff’s National Conference with a Pre-Conference Workshop

Are you new to educational advancement?’ Looking to expand your development tool kit? Maximize your National Conference learning at one of these half-day workshops on Wednesday morning, June 7. A special registration rate is available for the combined workshops and National Conference.

2017 CCAE Essentials for New Professionals in Advancement

If you’re a recent hire in advancement, how do you grasp the big-picture issues, promising paths and pitfalls ahead? Don’t struggle for insights. Hit the ground running with essential knowledge from two highly respected advancement leaders.

Jason Moreton (University of Guelph) will share lessons learned, do’s and don’ts, trends, themes and best practices in advancement. Stewardship of donor gifts and engaging our partners in strategic donor relations is the job of everyone in advancement, as Susan Wright (McMaster University) will explain.

Gift Planning Fundamentals: A CCAE – CAGP Partnered Workshop

Want to learn about the basics of gift planning from the best? Paul Nazareth, a philanthropic advisor with Scotiabank Group, is a renowned teacher on charitable giving. In this half-day session he will offer guidance on strategic charitable-gift planning for you and your advancement shop.

Thank You to CCAE National Partners and Sponsors

#ccae2017 could not succeed without the generous support of CCAE’s two National Partners - TD and MBNA - as well as the many Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors who contribute time, talent and treasure in support of advancement programs across the country.

View CCAE 2017 National Partner and Sponsor profiles (Platinum and Gold), check out details on the 2017 CCAE App and plan to spend quality time in the CCAE Marketplace at #ccae2017.

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Get the 2017 CCAE App!

The #ccae2017 App provides up-to-the-minute information about the conference including:

  1. Conference program schedule
  2. Speaker information
  3. National Partner and Sponsor details
  4. Attendee list
  5. Personalized schedule feature
  6. Info on how to collect badges for CCAE give-aways

To access the CCAE mobile app, follow the instructions below or simply scan the QR code.

  • iPhone and iPad users: search “CCAE 2017" in the Apple App Store.
  • Android users: search “CCAE 2017" in the Google Play Store.
  • Blackberry, Windows, others: go to this address on your smart phones (omit www): https://ccae.gatherdigital.com/

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2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress

Fall 2017 in Toronto, ON


CCAE is looking for dynamic, engaged speakers on any topic relevant to the current state of annual giving in education, to submit presentation proposals for the 2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress.

Please consider a submission for the 2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress if:

  • you can facilitate a unique, thought-provoking session on a relevant and timely annual giving / fundraising topic with your peers; and
  • you and your colleagues accomplished a successful project in 2016-17 that has been a source of pride and demonstrated success in Canadian annual giving.

Please submit a 1-2 page document using this SurveyMonkey link by May 30, 2017.

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CCAE member news

Fanshawe College surpasses Remarkable Campaign goal of $100 million

Fanshawe College announced it has raised $110,184,884 for its Remarkable Campaign, surpassing its goal of $100 million during the college’s 50th-anniversary year. The success of the Remarkable Campaign means Fanshawe will continue to build modern facilities for its students, open doors through awards and bursaries and pursue opportunities to enhance the student learning experience.

Recent Appointment

Tasneem Rahim has been appointed Director, Principal Gifts at Bow Valley College. Rahim currently serves as Director of Development at the University of Calgary.

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