• 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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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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Don’t miss the ultimate yearly event for Canadian annual giving professionals!

National Partners

Register by October 11 for the 2017 Annual Giving Congress

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


Gold Sponsor:

CCAE offers three awards (New Professional Award, Travel Award, First-Time Attendee Award) to facilitate attendance at the 2017 AGC. Apply for these awards by October 6.




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Lessons from Canada’s best: How to enhance your team’s advancement results

Advancement for Academics

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


Advancement for Academics will prepare your advancement team to harness faculty expertise for top results, and get academics on board to enhance major gifts and alumni engagement programs. Both academics and development staff are advised to attend for greatest synergy. This workshop focuses on proven strategies presented by Canadian advancement experts and a top philanthropist.

Review the schedule, workshop faculty and sessions here.

Bonus! Over lunch, hear major philanthropist, public servant & business leader, Lynton R. (Red) Wilson, O.C., speak candidly about his motivations and experiences as a leading volunteer and donor. Dr. Wilson is Chairman, The Wilson Foundation, Past Chancellor of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and Chancellor Emeritus, McMaster University. He was honoured this summer as CCAE's 2017 Friend of Education for his extraordinary leadership and philanthropy.

Registration fee:

CCAE member: $329
Non-member: $429

Register here.

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Submit your 2018 CCAE National Conference Presentation Proposal by October 20, 2017

Don’t miss the chance to share your advancement innovations at #ccae2018 from June 5 - 7 in Halifax. Review the guidelines on preparing your proposal, the selection procedure for presentations, and other important details.

Submit a Presentation Proposal by October 20, 2017.

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Build your advancement team:
Get your TD Insurance Fellowship program plan in gear!

Just a few months remain to plan your program, complete the application and find the ideal candidate for one of two coveted TD Fellowships in Advancement. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the TDI Fellowships. This is a banner year to participate!

Consult the helpful the resources on the CCAE website. Friday, January 12, 2018 is the deadline for completed applications.

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CCAE National Partner Profile:


MBNA is the leading affinity credit card issuer in Canada and has continually grown its credit card program for the past 18 years. Our success has been our partnership approach to the business, collaboratively working together with our partners to develop an integrated marketing plan supported by a strong value proposition and rewards program that will resonate with your alumni and future alumni.

Supporting and strengthening higher learning has been a fundamental component to our support of colleges and universities over the years. Our co-brand and affinity programs offered through MBNA, a division of TD, have provided funding to over 45+ prestigious colleges and universities to date.

MBNA has over 150 Canadian partners, representing the endorsement of our products from millions of members, alumni, associates, or customers.

With millions of cardholders being served every month, when it comes to the question of who best suits Canadian colleges’ and universities’ strategic long-range plans for its financial services, the Toronto Dominion Bank, through our MBNA credit card division, is the answer. Canadian colleges and universities won’t find a business partner more in tune with continued financial growth and rewards for its student and alumni credit card programs.

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CCAE members on the move

Jeff Wright has been appointed Executive Director of Development at Mount Allison University. Wright currently serves as Senior Director of Development (Faculties) at the University of Calgary.

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403e4902-ca71-4f01-b90b-edce1515db3f.jpgCCAE's long-standing National Partner, MBNA, supports the ever-popular Social Night at the CCAE National Conference and provides valued services to CCAE member institutions.


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