• Sign on for the 5th edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada

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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!

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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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CCAE President Jeff Todd, the CCAE Board of Directors, Executive Director Mark Hazlett and the CCAE team hope you enjoyed a happy, rejuvenating holiday season and that January 2018 heralds a great year ahead.

This year marks CCAE’s 25th anniversary as a professional association uniting all the key advancement areas of admissions, advancement services, alumni relations, communications / marketing, development and government relations. The mission today is the same as 25 years ago – “building the leadership and capacity of the advancement community through exemplary programs and services that assist educational institutions in fulfilling their aspirations.”

Join us at the 2018 CCAE National Conference in Halifax from June 5 - 7 to celebrate this noteworthy anniversary.



Opening keynote at #ccae2018: Arlene Dickinson

5ec53c8c-3ec6-42d4-b29e-d875b27b2b4b.jpg“The purpose of marketing is to deliver business results,” says Arlene Dickinson, renowned CBC “dragon” and one of Canada’s most successful communications entrepreneurs. She will share her expertise and insights with attendees at the 2018 CCAE National Conference, presenting the Opening Keynote (Sponsored by Manulife) on Wednesday, June 6.

Dickinson is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning series Dragons’ Den, an investor on The Big Decision, and a judge on Recipe to Riches. The CEO of Venture Communications and of of District Ventures Capital, she is the author of two bestselling books: Persuasion, and her most recent bestselling release, All In.

View Arlene Dickinson’s full profile on the CCAE website.


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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 being developed by CCAE volunteers, and conference special events will take full advantage of unique Halifax locations and cuisine.

Book your hotel room.
Plan your journey.
Review the fantastic keynote presenters.

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CCAE mourns the passing of Board member Catherine Finlayson

Members of the Canadian educational advancement community were saddened to learn that CCAE Board member Catherine Finlayson passed away on December 28, 2017. Catherine was the Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni at Fanshawe College and Executive Director of the Fanshawe Foundation. On behalf of this community, CCAE has made a memorial donation to the Outdoor Learning Expedition at Fanshawe College.

For more information, please follow this link to the Fanshawe College website.

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On your mark, get set . . .
Prix d’Excellence opens January 15

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.

Step up to be a Prix d’Excellence Volunteer

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. Judging takes place through the month of March.

Please consider serving as a Prix d’Excellence volunteer. 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

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Register for Canadian advancement’s solutions-oriented professional learning events

Be sure to register for the next webinar on January 25: Young alumni engagement: Harnessing Generation #ShowMe, presented by Ben Seewald, Alumni Officer, Queen’s University. All CCAeLearning webinars are free to CCAE members.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: CCAE Board and Committees

Chair of the Nominating Sub-Committee, Past-President Jason Moreton, invites CCAE members to consider recommending a colleague or themselves to serve on the CCAE Board of Directors or on any of its committees.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, February 16, 2018. More information and the on-line nomination form will be posted on the CCAE website starting January 22.

For any questions, please contact Mark Hazlett (haz@ccaecanada.org).

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Nominate a worthy candidate for a for 2018 CCAE Distinguished Service Award

CCAE offers three Distinguished Service Awards to recognize advancement high achievers, those who show great promise in this profession, and extraordinary supporters of education. If you have a worthy candidate, nominate them by Friday, March 2, 2018. Visit the CCAE website for details and nomination forms for:

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