2020 Schedule

As the Planning Committee works to craft an exceptional event, CCAE is pleased to share information about the #CCAE2020 schedule to help attendees plan their travel.
Please note: schedule times may be subject to slight changes


May 19

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Pre-conference Workshop Registration & Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Pre-conference Workshop:
Moving past guilt into guidance. A panel on working and supporting your Institutions’ Indigenous communities

Institutions are striving to make meaningful connections with their First Nation’s Communities. Some Institutions, based on resources, timing, and history are at very different stages in this process.

Pull away from political and into helpful resources and tools to enhance your own understanding of Canada’s relationship with its First Nations Communities and how your institution can continue to move forwards its ownreconciliation efforts. This workshop will be based on the Indigenous Insights program offered through the University of Winnipeg and facilitated by their educators.

5:30 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Opening Reception
Supported by Platinum Sponsor iA Financial Group

May 20

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre


8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

CCAE National Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Keynote Speaker : Sylvie di Giusto
Supported by Platinum Sponsors Manulife & Global Philanthropic

10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Break in Marketplace

10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Professional Learning Sessions A

Legal, Possible and Practical: Drafting Effective Gift Agreements that Capture Donor Intent
Debbie Meyers, Chautauqua Institution

Professional Leaning Session tbc

Working in the Data Wilderness: The University of Guelph's Experience
Duncan Malcolm & Mary MacLeod Lindsay, University of Guelph

Calling All Colleges - An Affinity Session for Community College Advancement Professionals
Tom Meadus, New Brunswick Community College
Michael Logue, KCI Philanthropy
Rob Zuback, Confederation College

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 RBC Convention Centre


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Prix d'Excellence Presentation
Supported by Platinum Sponsor Tempo Framing Systems

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Professional Learning Sessions B

University of Manitoba’s Next Generation Website Experience - A Case Study
Paul Lacap, University of Manitoba

Professional Leaning Session tbc

Small but Mighty-how a Lean and Mean university creatively ploughed through its campaign goal
Jo-Anne Ryan, TD Insurance
Jacqueline Scott, Bishop's University

Gamification: Improving Engagement and Giving
Karen McQuigge, McMaster Alumni Association
Mirko Widenhorn, iModules Software

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Break in Marketplace

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Plenary Session

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre by Canad Inns (The Met)

CCAE Awards Evening
Supported by National Partner TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

May 21

Thursday, May 21, 2020

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

 RBC Convention Centre


9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Keynote Speaker
Supported by Platinum Sponsors Manulife & Global Philanthropic

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre 

Break in Marketplace

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Professional Learning Sessions C

Learn from the donor history of over 77 million donors and 224 million gift transactions
Stéphanie Mathieu, DonorPerfect
Isabel Brinck, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal

Planning on starting a campaign? Come to this session and find out how!
John Kearsey & Stephanie Levene, University of Manitoba

Students and Donors Benefit When Silos Disappear: How to break down barriers between the Student Financial Aid and Philanthropy functions at your institution
Kathryn Davidson & Josh Levac, Lakehead University

That hurts - how leaders cope with hostile criticism
Julie Davis, Trent University

11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

RBC Convention Centre 

TDIMM Fellow Presentations
CCAE Annual General Meeting

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Professional Learning Sessions D

Corporate Citizenship and Post-Secondary Education: A Partnership to Improve Lives.
A perspective from TD Bank Group and a CCAE member institution

3...2...1... Lift off: How to launch a $2-billion campaign and a new brand platform, all in one morning
Derek Cassoff & Gabrielle Korn, McGill University

If they are not surprised and delighted, you are doing it wrong
Claire Lewis & Shannon Wilmot, Carleton University

Hidden treasures: turning data into strategy
Emma Nguyen, Laura Clark, Gary Bhanot, & Curtis Vander Hyden, University of Toronto

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Break in Marketplace

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre 

Professional Learning Sessions E

Artificial Intelligence: Identifying and Activating your donor coalition
Mark Hobbs, Fundmetric
Dr. Greg Lee, Fundmetric, and Acadia University 

Building The External Relations Function – so you can prepare for a campaign
Ann BrandtClayton Browne, & Mark Tilbury, Lakehead University

Professional Leaning Session tbc

Beyond Regional Events: Increasing the Menu of Experiences for Alumni
Sami Brar & Jennifer Jenkins, University of Alberta

3:30 p.m.  - 3:45 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 RBC Convention Centre

CCAE Snap Sessions

5 presenters - 10 minutes each - showcasing their work through the 2020 theme of "Community"
Five Institutions have 10 minutes each to share the different ways they are engaging with a unique constituent community. Whether on or off campus, it is part of a "village" mindset that will help our Institutions grow their impact.

How Alumni Volunteers are Supporting Student Mental Health at the University of Alberta
Vanessa Welz, University of Alberta

Uniting campus, fostering engagement and making a real difference
Lyndsay Montina & Karissa Hartley, University of Lethbridge

Lessons Learned: Engaging in Reconciliation
Julie Davis, Trent University

Stronger Together: Formalizing relationships between Post-Secondary Institutions and Municipalities
Richard Longtin, Lakehead University

Snap Session tbc

4:45 p.m.

RBC Convention Centre

Prize Draws




6:00 p.m.

Delta Hotel Lobby 

Buses leave from Delta Hotel by Marriott to Social Night

6:30 p.m. -  9:30 p.m.

Assiniboine Park Zoo
Gateway to the Artic

Social Night
Supported by National Partner MBNA