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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.

2017 CCAE National Conference

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

National Conference Opening Luncheon and Kick-off

Sponsored by 2017 CCAE National Conference Platinum Sponsor, iA Financial Group

First chance to visit CCAE’s National Partners and the 2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors.

Get a start on the App badge game.


 1:55 - 2:55 p.m.

2017 CCAE Prix d’Excellence Ceremony

This event is supported by Tempo Framing Systems

CCAE invites you to congratulate 2017 CCAE Prix d’Excellence recipients all conference long. The prestigious awards ceremony is now held on Day One.

Who will stride across the stage to accept a Gold, Silver, or Bronze 2017 CCAE Prix d’Excellence in each of 26 categories? Join CCAE for this suspenseful and celebratory event. Congratulate Canada’s best advancement work of 2016, and during the rest of the conference, chat up those Prix d’Excellence recipients to gain fresh ideas for your own advancement shop. 


CCAE Awards Evening

President’s Reception (by invitation): 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Awards Reception: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Dinner: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Liuna Station

Buses Depart from the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel for the Awards Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Return Buses depart from Liuna Station beginning @ 9:15 p.m.

This evening is supported by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex


Applaud Canadian advancement’s top achievers, stars of tomorrow, and champions of education at this semi-formal reception and dinner, held at historic Liuna Station.

Awards will be presented for the 2017:

  • Rising Stars;
  • TD Fellows in Advancement, supported by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex;
  • Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group;
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Manulife Financial.


Then enjoy a relaxed, celebratory Awards Dinner with your friends and colleagues.



Thursday, June 8, 2017

CCAE Social Night - Rock the Garden Party

at Royal Botanical Gardens

7 - 10 p.m.

Buses Depart from the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel at 6:00 p.m.

Buses return to the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel starting at 9:00 p.m.

This evening is supported by MBNA

Enjoy a relaxed, social evening with local food and entertainment held at one of Hamilton’s top-rated attractions: the Royal Botanical Gardens. The annual CCAE National Conference Social Night provides a perfect opportunity to relax, network and have fun with colleagues from across Canada.