CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada


The 2nd edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey has concluded

Involve your institution in the third year of the survey by contacting Mark Hazlett or David Bass, or visit for a complete guide to the set-up process and the survey findings.


Learn from new and past participants


The Survey

The CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada, and its results is the first of its kind in Canada. It provides comprehensive data on fundraising and charitable giving to Canadian colleges, institutes and universities, filling a major information gap for Canadian philanthropic efforts.

The survey is designed to accommodate advancement shops of all sizes by identifying a small number of core data points to be submitted by all participants and optional questions for those interested.

Participating institutions gain complimentary access to detailed survey results using CASE’s online Benchmarking Toolkit.

Key Benefits

Survey participants are able to:

  • Identify strengths and opportunities in their fundraising programs
  • Identify comparison groups and find what is a reasonable fundraising growth rate for your institution.
  • Track their performance year-over-year and build fundraising capacity.
  • Use the data collected to guide and validate strategic management decisions
  • Use the data collected to demonstrate the value and impact of advancement to institutional leaders and supporters.


2019 Results - coming soon!


2018 Results

In collaboration with CASE, CCAE has released the first authoritative report on Charitable Giving in Canadian Higher Education.

2018 marked the inaugural year of the CASE-CCAE Survey of Charitable Giving to Canadian Higher Education, with 48 universities, colleges and institutes across Canada participating.

The insights from the report enabled by the survey are of game-changing value to CCAE members & advancement professionals across the nation. Institutions that participated in the survey secured over $1.5 billion (cdn) in private support from over 320,000 individual and institutional donors. Read the full report below for more information:

2018 CASE-CCAE Charitable Giving Report
2018 CASE-CCAE Key Findings Document


Global Impact

Similar surveys conducted by CASE in the UK and Australia have become the authoritative source of data on philanthropic support of higher education in those regions.  Through CCAE & CASE, Canada now joins this global philanthropic movement.


Survey Contact Form
CASE website
Supporting Documents
2018 Project Advisors
Voluntary Support of Education: Trends in Alumni Giving