• 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

Annual Giving Summit
October 23-24, 2019 - Toronto, ON

Development for Deans with Lorna Somers
October 30, 2019 - Toronto, ON

Advancement Services Summit
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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2017 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance



Tempo Framing


Canada Life



The Offord Group

Hamilton Tourism




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CCAE featured in issue of charitable fundraising newsletter

Three articles and an Op-Ed written by CCAE leaders were recently featured in the Hilborn Charity eNews (14,000 subscribers).  Included were examples of innovative educational advancement strategies that will resonate with other nonprofit organizations. Another example of how CCAE is building partnerships with similar and like-minded organizations throughout the advancement and nonprofit sectors.

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2017 Annual Giving Congress hit all the right notes

Judging by attendee evaluations, the 2017 AGC provided delegates with intense learning, valuable lessons from annual giving experts, ample time for discussion, and in-depth exploration of specific topics during round table discussions.

According to one attendee:

“I was really impressed and received plenty of takeaways that I am able to implement in my position and at my school. I love that everyone is so willing to share what works (and doesn't work) so we can learn from peers.”

Thank you to Sponsors iA Financial Group and Ruffalo Noel Levitz, and to all presenters and delegates, for generating great buzz at the 2017 AGC on October 18 and 19.

AGC panel members (L to R) Belmira Montenegrino, University of Toronto; Kendra Lealess, Western University; and Allison Verville, Bishop’s University

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A powerful professional learning schedule has been created for 2017-2018. 

Go to the CCAE website to see the offerings, mark your calendar, and get registered.

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Time is ticking by!  Plan your TD Insurance Fellowship program this month


Completed 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 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.


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2017 CCAE Platinum Sponsor Profile:

Tempo Framing Systems

Tempo FramingTempo Framing Systems is a Canadian corporation that manufactures and markets its unique Framing Program to universities, colleges, educational institutions and the not-for-profit sector in Canada and the United States.

Tempo Framing developed the concept of instant framing of diplomas and certificates and created a whole new source of recognition and revenues for universities and colleges in the Framing Program. Today, as a result of their service and quality of product, Tempo Framing Systems is the leading supplier of Diploma Frames to Canadian Universities and Colleges.

Tempo Framing has been a supporter of CCAE since its inception, first as an exhibitor, then as a participant in the awards program and finally as the official sponsor of the CCAE Prix d’Excellence.

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