• Now open: #CCAE2020 National Conference Call for Proposals

    What are ground-breaking ideas for the future of fundraising? Answer the call, and be a part of the experience.

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  • 2020 CCAE National Conference

    May 19-21 2020 Winnipeg Manitoba

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  • A historic moment in Canadian advancement

    The CASE-CCAE Survey of Charitable Giving to Canadian Higher Education

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

    Paul Cadario, Kathy Butler & Sara Burke

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Upcoming Events

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October 23-24, 2019 - Toronto, ON

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October 30, 2019 - Toronto, ON

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November 25-26, 2019 - Toronto, ON

CCAeLearning: The Great Walk to Curve Lake
September 26, 2019

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Important Dates & Deadlines for 19/20

TDIMM Fellowships Nomination Deadline:
December 12, 2019

Distinguished Service Award Nomination Deadline:
January 30, 2020

Prix d'Excellence Entry Submissions:
Submission entries open through:
January 8 - February 12, 2020

CCAE Scholarships Application Deadline:
April 9, 2020

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Leading Canadian
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.



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#ccae2017 a resounding success

In This Issue

  • Over 430 Canadian advancement professionals participated
  • CCAE thanks National Partners, TD Insurance and MBNA, the 19 sponsors present in the Marketplace, all the speakers, and all the fantastic volunteers
  • Catch a glimpse of #ccae2017 by watching the video created by 2017 Platinum Sponsor, Brand Heroes.

• Congratulations to CCAE Award Recipients
• 2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress
• CCAE Member News
• Recent Appointments

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2017 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance



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Canada Life



The Offord Group

Hamilton Tourism




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Global philanthropic

Congratulations to CCAE Award Recipients

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2017 CCAE Annual Giving Congress

Submit your proposal to present at the Annual Giving Congress now! Deadline: July 14.

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

Visit the CCAE website for guidelines and submit a presentation proposal.

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CCAE Member News

Laval University far surpasses campaign goal

Laval University and its Foundation have far surpassed the initial $350 million goal of Laval’s 7th capital campaign, raising $530 million, including $23.3M in planned gifts. This result is the greatest philanthropic achievement in the university’s history. Over half a billion dollars will be reinvested in the fundamental research and teaching missions of Laval University.

Alumni donations to this campaign tripled over previous campaigns. The business community, alumni and local community, and a strong leadership cabinet, led an unprecedented mobilization that testifies to the emergence of a philanthropic culture in Quebec and Canada.

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Recent Appointments

Ian Mishkel has been appointed Vice-President, University Advancement and Alumni Relations at Ryerson University. Mishkel currently serves as Executive Director, Principal Gifts at the University of Toronto.

Sandra Dufresne has been appointed Director, External Relations and Community Engagement at Lethbridge College. Dufresne has previously served as a Development Officer in the college’s Advancement department.

Danielle Dunbar has been appointed Associate Vice-President, Development and Chief Development Officer at the University of Saskatchewan. Dunbar currently serves as Acting Associate Vice-President (Alumni and Donor Relations) at the University of Manitoba.

Sandra Palmaro has been appointed Interim Vice-President of Development and Alumni Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University. Palmaro has previously served as National Co-CEO and CEO of the Ontario Region of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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