About CCAE

The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) is a volunteer-led organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement. We provide opportunities for networking, professional development and mutual support. CCAE members represent universities, colleges, polytechnics, institutes, independent schools and cégeps from across the country.

Advancement encompasses alumni relations, communications and marketing, fundraising (development), external relations, and public relations.

CCAE offers professional development programs covering the latest trends and techniques in advancement, designed to meet the needs of our 4,400 members at 132 Canadian educational institutions.

CCAE’s Award and Fellowship programs celebrate the best advancement work in Canada; provide prestigious TD Fellowships in Advancement help build the future of our profession; recognize promising new advancement talent; and applaud those whose achievements and dedication exemplify support for advancement and for Canadian education.

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities for members offer an excellent volunteer learning experience while providing CCAE with very important people power.

Visit the Volunteer Opportunities tab on this website to learn about the need for and benefits of CCAE volunteerism.






National Partners


2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors



Manulife  Tempo Framing


Canada Life 



The Offord Group Tourism Hamilton



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