• 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!

    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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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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2018 CCAE National Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

#ccae2018 in Halifax (June 5 - 7) promises a spectacular combination of inspiration, learning, camaraderie and Maritime hospitality. The conference will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian. 

Prepare to share your advancement innovations. Submit a Presentation Proposal by October 20, 2017.

Please visit the CCAE website for guidelines on preparing your proposal, selection procedure for presentations, and other important details.

• Fall - Winter professional learning
• CCAE members on the move

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2017 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance



Tempo Framing


Canada Life



The Offord Group

Hamilton Tourism




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Global philanthropic

Fall - Winter professional learning

Network, explore best practices and build staff capacity at these upcoming CCAE events.

Benefit from top Canadian content with all fees in Canadian dollars.

CCAeLearning webinars



All CCAeLearning webinars are free to CCAE members (registration is required). An unlimited number of advancement staff are welcome to participate and all sessions are applicable to a wide range of advancement professionals. Sessions run from 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern time.


Thursday, September 28
Successfully updating your ‘traditional’ event
John Grant, Director, Alumni Relations, Simon Fraser University

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Thursday, October 19
Developing an effective Chair reporting program
Cort Egan, Stewardship Accountability Manager, University of Guelph

Register now.


2017 Annual Giving Congress

October 18 - 19, 2017
Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, Toronto



Register now to attend the premier event designed to build the expertise and networks of Canadian annual giving professionals. The 2017 AGC program covers topics from strategic donor acquisition to innovative digital strategy; the neuroscience behind giving; new takes on crowdfunding; and crucial ways to build a culture of philanthropy.

Registration fee:
CCAE member: $209
Non-member: $309

Hotel room booking information here.


Advancement for Academics

November 16, 2017
St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre, Toronto

Facilitated by the incomparable Lorna Somers - Director of Development at McMaster University and Vice-President of the McMaster University Foundation - presenters include:

  • Jeff Todd, Executive Director, alumni UBC and Associate Vice President, Alumni, at the University of British Columbia.
  • Sherry Booth, Director of Philanthropy, and Bruce Cater, Dean of Social Sciences from Trent University.

Registration fee:
CCAE member: $329
Non-member: $429

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2018 Independent Schools Summit

January 17 - 19, 2018
Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, Toronto

The 2018 Summit features an optional Wednesday evening (January 17) visit to Country Day School, including transportation, a reception and a welcome from the Head of School.

Registration fee:
CCAE member: $349
Non-member: $399
Optional school visit: $149

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2018 Alumni Leaders’ Summit

February 8-9, 2018
Carleton University, Ottawa



Please assist CCAE in building a high-value program. Provide your input via this survey.

Registration fee:
CCAE member: $399
Non-member: $499

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Advancement Services Workshop

Winter / Spring 2018

To ensure the workshop program is relevant and meets the needs of the sector, please provide  your input via this survey.

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CCAE members on the move

Gordon Hunchak has been appointed Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications, and Chief Communications Officer at the University of Saskatchewan. Hunchak currently serves as Associate Vice-President, External Relations at Brock University.

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