• The 2019 Results are available

    Read the Report: Insight on Charitable Giving to Canadian Education in 2019

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  • Thank You Gillian Morrison, Past Chair of the CCAE Board

    The CCAE Board, staff and community are so appreciative of Gillian's brilliant leadership, please join in the recognition of her efforts, and view the thoughtful messages from her colleagues as they reflect on her time as Board Chair.

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  • Mike Downie Keynote Speaker Presentation

    CCAE is kicking off the 2020/21 Fall programming season with an exciting presentation featuring keynote speaker Mike Downie, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker and Co-Founder, Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund! September 10th, 1:00 p.m. eastern

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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.

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Pot or no pot? Let’s talk about whether accepting a sponsorship or a philanthropic gift from a cannabis company is right for your organization

CCAE 2019 National Conference Video Session

Sam Laprade - Director, Gryphon Fundraising

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. The legalization of marijuana opened up an interesting dialogue in every sized non-profit organization. Many staff and board members are asking themselves: "Can we engage with cannabis companies for the sponsorship of our annual event? Are we able to accept a philanthropic gift?” During this interactive session from the 2019 CCAE National Conference, Sam Laprade discusses the implications of accepting a gift from a company selling recreational cannabis, as well as, medical cannabis. There are many stakeholders that will have an opinion for and against and this session will help prepare you for the ever evolving issue. Sam dives into all of the angles including gift acceptance policies, public relations and communications. So what will you do, take the gift or let it go up in smoke?


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