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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.

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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.



September 16, 2015


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In This Issue

Jason Moreton, CCAE President, the Board of Directors and Mark Hazlett, Executive Director of CCAE, wish all CCAE members a productive and proactive new school year. In the year ahead, CCAE aspires to partner with all Canadian advancement professionals to enhance our profession and elevate our educational institutions.

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Schools that assume an anchor mission in their communities help alleviate poverty, says a Toronto Star article. Citing as an example the University of Toronto Scarborough, a recent report “suggests that if the province’s higher education and medical institutions spent more of their collective $9.9-billion goods and services budget locally, they could kick-start local economic growth and job creation.”

Ontario university grads score good jobs, according to a recent report by the Council of Ontario Universities. States the report: “94 per cent of graduates had jobs two years after graduation, and almost 88 per cent were in jobs six months after graduation. The average salary two years after graduation was $49,001 and just six months after graduation it was $42,301.”

But is the cost of PSE worth it? This debate does not seem to go away. The answer, according to a Globe and Mail article by Tom Cestnick, is Yes, but . . .  it depends on the program and the level of student debt accumulated. While university grads earn the most compared with college and trades grads, “today’s economy and the proliferation of information technologies favour graduates with applied and technical skills over graduates with more generalist skills provided in the liberal arts.”

Is administrative bloat a real problem in Canadian universities? Alex Usher of Higher Education Strategy Associates has launched a series of blog posts (on September 3, 8 and 9, 2015) that purport to examine this issue through statistics provided by schools themselves. He finds that admin employment levels, in general, have risen far faster than faculty jobs. How will schools respond; or should they?

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Appointment Notices

Amélie Jarret has been appointed Development and Liaison Agent (Agente de développement et de liaison) at the Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston. Jarret has been involved with the campus in various roles for several years.

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Submit a Presentation Proposal for #ccae2016 by October 9

CCAE has issued a Call for Presentation Proposals - to be submitted by October 9, 2015 - to all CCAE members on behalf of the 2016 CCAE National Conference Committee. With its theme of The Creative Journey, #ccae2016 (June 7 - 10, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK) seeks 60-minute presentations on innovations, solutions and best practices by and for Canadian advancement professionals at every experience level in key advancement disciplines.

Take this opportunity, in the grand tradition of CCAE peer to peer PD, to propose a presentation at #ccae2016!

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Join in CCAE’s Exemplary Canadian PD

A comprehensive CCAELearning program is currently being developed.

Note the following CCAELearning webinars, free to CCAE members:

  1. TD Fellowships Success Tips – Thursday, October 22, 2015 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST)
  2. Tips for Top Prix d'Excellence Entries – Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST)

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CCAE is a proud Partner in the following Congress:
Canadian Higher Education Annual Giving Congress
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Oakham House, Ryerson University

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CCAE Independent School Advancement Professionals Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 2015
St. Andrew's College, Aurora, ON
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Campaign Readiness for Volunteers
St. Andrew's Conference Centre
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Toronto, ON
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Campaign Readiness for Academics
St. Andrew's Conference Centre
Wednesday, February 3 & Thursday, February 4, 2016
Toronto, ON
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Need Tailored Advancement Training? CCAE on Campus is for You!

CCAE on Campus is a tailored day of affordable advancement training specific to the needs and aspirations of your school. If the particular need is for development training, the sessions are led by internationally recognized and respected advancement speaker and practitioner Lorna Somers (Director of Development, McMaster University and Vice-President of the McMaster University Foundation). If for other advancement disciplines, leading Canadian experts will be engaged for the CCAE on Campus training.

CCAE on Campus provides specialized training for academics, volunteers, senior leadership and advancement staff that addresses the needs and aspirations of your school, through a targeted workshop to multiple audiences all on the same day.

For more information, visit the CCAE website, or contact CCAE Executive Director, Mark Hazlett.

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