• 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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Big gifts follow big ideas: How academics & development can partner for success

Advancement for Academics

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


Led by Lorna Somers (McMaster University) and Jeff Todd (UBC), Advancement for Academics will galvanize both your advancement team and academic leaders to enhance your major gifts program, strengthen alumni engagement and build a campus culture of philanthropy. The advancement / academic “dream team” from Trent University will share their path to success.

Special Guest – CCAE Friend of Education, Lynton R. (Red) Wilson, O.C., will join the group during lunch and speak about his motivations and experiences as a leading volunteer and donor.

Review the schedule, workshop faculty and sessions here.

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iA Financial Group is a longtime Platinum Sponsor of the CCAE National Conference and sponsor of many CCAE professional learning events.



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2017 - 18 CCAE Professional Learning Schedule

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The time is now!
Plan your TD Insurance Fellowship program this fall

TDCompleted applications for 2018-19 TD Insurance Fellowships in Advancement are due on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Gather your advancement team in the coming weeks to plan a stellar TD Fellowships in Advancement program, find the ideal candidate and complete your application. 2018 is a banner year: the 20th anniversary of the TDI Fellowships. You could celebrate with one of two Fellowships that will bring new insights and bench strength to your advancement shop.

Review the helpful resources on the CCAE website.

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CCAE 2017 Platinum Sponsor Profile:


Evolve Your Alumni Program with Insurance from iA Financial Group.

Proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2017 CCAE National Conference and Presenting Partner of the CCAeLearning webinar Series for 2017-2018, Sponsors of the 2017 Annual Giving Congress, 2017 Advancement for Academics & the 2018 Alumni Leaders Summit and Proud Supporter of CCAE Canada.

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iA Financial Group is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2017. We are sharing our 125 years of success with over 4 million clients, and with the Canadian public, through a series of contests and charitable activities.

To be the company that best meets client expectations.

Our strength is tied not only to exceeding the needs and expectations of your Alumni, but also those of your Alumni Association. Our program is designed specifically for the insurance needs of your Alumni and offers a range of products, benefits and services at affordable group rates.

Let us create a customized Affinity Insurance Program for your alumni association. Contact Ranbir at ranbir.kang@ia.ca.

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