• 2022 CCAE National Conference

    Registration opens soon - get notified

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  • CCAE Scholarships: Now accepting 2022 applications

    Choose from 6 scholarships that award up to $500 each - Deadline November 25, 2021

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  • Applications for the 2022 TDIMM Fellowships in Advancement are open!

    Give a deserving student a chance at a career in advancement. Deadline for applications is Dec. 16, 2021

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  • The 2022 Prix d'Excellence Package is now available!

    Start prepping your entries - Online submissions open Jan 24 - Feb 7, 2022

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Building a community culture of philanthropy: a tried and tested annual giving cycle for staff and faculty giving
December 9, 2021 @1 p.m. ET

Independent Schools Summit
February 8 - 10, 2022

Stewardship & Donor Relations Summit
February 16 - March 2, 2022

Summit for Alumni Leaders
February 28 - March 14, 2022

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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 Registration is now open

National Partners

Register at the best rates by May 1, 2018

What could be better than Halifax in June? The scenic harbourfront, the shops, the seafood. The 2018 CCAE National Conference, from June 5 - 7!

An excellent professional learning program is in preparation by stellar volunteers, and conference special events will take full advantage of unique Halifax locations and cuisine.

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Closing keynote: Sick Boy Podcast

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Sponsored by Blackbaud


CCAE is delighted to announce that this unique trio will present the Closing Keynote in Halifax. Find out why Sick Boy Podcast is taking Canada by storm, and breaking down the stigmas associated with illness and disease using humour, insight and authenticity. Plus, they are accomplished young crowdfunding experts.

Read more about Sick Boy Podcast here on the CCAE website.

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2018 Prix d’Excellence categories have changed

The 2018 Prix d’;Excellence competition has undergone a complete review with changes and improvements to categories, entry forms and judging guidelines.

Check out the new, improved Prix d’Excellence categories and the revised Entry Instructions. Plan to submit your entries between January 15 and February 28, 2018.


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Calling all Prix d’Excellence Volunteers!

This prestigious CCAE program would not be possible without a large number of committed volunteers that serve as category host coordinators and judges for the 2018 competition. The judging will take place through the month of March.

As you prepare to submit your own (and your shop’s) best advancement work from 2017, consider where you’d like to volunteer. Please avoid any category in which your school intends to submit an entry.

To volunteer as a host coordinator or judge for the 2018 CCAE Prix d’Excellence, please contact:

Tara Sandler, Program Development & Volunteer Management Officer sandler@ccaecanada.org
Phone: 514-992-8272

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TD Insurance Fellowships: Deadline to apply is 5 weeks away!


Completed applications for 2018-19 TD Insurance Fellowships in Advancement are due on Friday, January 12, 2018 (5 p.m. EST)

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for one of two 2018-19 TD Insurance Fellowships. Add capacity to your advancement shop and potentially launch an advancement career through the TD Insurance Fellowships in Advancement program.

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Who will you nominate for a for 2018 CCAE Distinguished Service Award?


How do you ensure deserved recognition for exceptional contributions to education and advancement? Nominate a worthy candidate for one of three Distinguished Service Awards. If you know of a super achiever or supporter, nominate them by Friday, March 2, 2018. Visit the CCAE website for details and nomination forms for:


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2017 CCAE Platinum Sponsor Profile


TD We are delighted to launch The Ask, KCI's brand new monthly podcast on fundraising and philanthropy in Canada!

Featuring thought leaders from across the country, The Ask will endeavour to bring thought-provoking content and conversation to fundraising professionals and volunteers nationwide. You can find The Ask at kciphilanthropy.com/TheAsk or on iTunes and Google Play Music.

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