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    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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The deadline is near! Submit a proposal by October 9th to present your best advancement ideas and achievements to Canadian colleagues at the 2016 CCAE National Conference - June 7 - 10, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

With its theme of The Creative Journey, #ccae2016 seeks 60-minute presentations on innovations, solutions and best practices by and for Canadian advancement professionals at every experience level in key advancement disciplines. Share with your peers!

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Canadas colleges, universities and schools extended a warm welcome to new and returning students after Labour Day.

  • Acadia University’s Plaid Friday saw even the President sporting a red plaid shirt on Friday, September 18, 2015.
  • Mohawk College offered free tickets to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra​ for students, staff and alumni.
  • University of Guelph offered chances to win Gryphons (athletic teams) mini-fridges at Homecoming.
  • York University celebrated the opening of the new York Lions stadium with an afternoon of games and giveaways.
  • University of New Brunswick held a Red & Black Street Party at Homecoming on September 25, 2015.

Students clamour to make education an election issue. At Lakehead University and Confederation College in Thunder Bay, ON;  University of Victoria in BC; and at Ontario’s Brock University, students call for candidates in the upcoming federal election to focus on the rising cost of PSE and the debt burden borne by graduates, some calling for abolishment of tuition fees. Students are using varied tactics to rally their peers to vote on October 19.

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2015. Start planning now to engage your school community and your supporters. This MobileCause infographic on Giving Tuesday presents interesting stats and useful tips. Giving Tuesday gifts jumped from $19 million in 2013 to $45.68 million in 2014, and 30% of all donations occur in December.

Liberal arts grads may earn less than STEM grads, but endure less career volatility, according to a CBC Nova Scotia online article. Based on a study that tracked University of Ottawa grads, “the class of 1998 started earning around $40,000, regardless of what they studied. . . . After 13 years, people with degrees in things like social sciences or English were earning about $70,000. Science grads were earning about $80,000.” But, added the study, “there was a real roller coaster reflecting the demands for [engineering and IT] skills in the economy over time”.

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CCAeLearning, 2015-16:
One-Hour PD Sessions by Prix d’Excellence Gold Recipients

CCAE is pleased to announce its CCAeLearning series for 2015-16. In addition to two free webinars provided as a service to CCAE members (2016 TDIMM Fellowships Success Tips on October 22, 2015, and Tips for Top Prix d'Excellence Entries on December 8, 2015), CCAE offers seven CCAeLearning sessions presented by 2015 CCAE Prix dExcellence Gold recipients, one per month beginning on Thursday, November 26th.

The Presenting Partner of this seven-session CCAeLearning series is iA Financial Group. 

Topics include the best of Canadian advancement’s:

  • social media initiatives
  • donor relations
  • advancement services
  • community outreach
  • alumni events
  • special events, and
  • marketing / communications.

Special registration offer – sign up for all 7 before the first in the series (November 26th) and only pay for 6. 

Review the CCAeLearning series topics and dates, and register today!

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Fall 2015 CCAeWorkshops

Take advantage of opportunities to maximize annual giving results, enhance Independent School advancement strategies, and prepare volunteers to engage fully and effectively in your next campaign, with Fall 2015 PD presented or supported by CCAE.

Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress
October 22 23, 2015, Ryerson University

CCAE is proud to partner in the Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress. Held at Ryerson University, this is a highly valued opportunity for Canadian annual giving professionals to learn, share and network with peers.

Special thanks to sponsors iA Financial Group and RuffaloNoelLevitz

For more information click here; to register, click here.

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Workshop for Independent Schools
October 29, 2015
St. Andrew's College
Aurora, ON

Sessions on Creating Successful Campaigns, Measuring and Evaluating Relationship-Building Programs and instituting a Planned Giving Program are presented by leading Canadian independent school experts in a workshop of great value for all IS advancement staff.

For more information click here; to register, click here.

Campaign Readiness for Volunteers
November 4, 2015
St. Andrews Conference Centre
Toronto, ON

Both advancement staff and volunteers will learn how to work in synergy, share goals and strategies and achieve optimal results in campaigns at this workshop led by stellar presenter, Lorna Somers of McMaster University.

Special thanks to Presenting Partner: iA Financial Group

For more information, click here; to register, click here.

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