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Colleges & Institutes Summit

October 11 @ 9:00 am - October 12 @ 12:00 pm EDT

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Colleges, Institutes, & Polytechnique’s unite at this annual summit created specifically for you!
This year the summit is being held in-person in centrally located Toronto, Ontario. Gather your teams and mark the dates below in your calendar.

Registration Rates:

Members Full Summit Registration: $456

Non-members Full Summit Registration: $556

Members need to login to access member rates, and purchase the event ticket(s) below.

CCAE member group rates

Save on registration with group rates:
Register 5 or more individuals from your institution and save $50 per person;
Note: Group rates are available to CCAE members only, and you must register all individuals at the same time. Discounts will be automatically applied and will be displayed on the final checkout payment screen. Discounts cannot be combined.

Presenting Partner:

Global Philanthropic Canada

Stay with your colleagues

Get the most out of the Summit by reserving your accommodations alongside your colleagues. The CCAE room block is now sold out at the Novotel North York, 3 Park Home Ave, Toronto, ON M2N 6L3.

You can still make reservations via phone or email. Call hotel reservation directly at 416-733-2929 extension 1, or by email: reservations@novotelnorthyork.com

Overnight Parking: $21 / Day Parking: $16
Direct indoor access to/from Toronto Transit subway-North York Centre stop

Optional Group Dinner:

Pizzeria Libretto – Yonge
5000 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 7E9

Join CCAE and your colleagues for a dinner on the evening of October 11th. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15 pm ET to walk over to the restaurant. Guest pays own.
You must RSVP to this optional event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SummitDinner2023


18:30 ET10:00 ETBreakfast & Summit Welcome
210:00 ET11:15 ETNew-Age Networking
311:15 ET11:30Break
411:30 ET12:30 ETMeeting the Moment: Philanthropic Trends 2023
1512:30 ET13:30 ETLunch
1613:30 ET14:30 ETPhilanthropic Naming & Value Assessment
1714:30 ET14:45 ETBreak
1814:45 ET15:45 ETKnow your worth: navigating complex donor expectations
2016:0017:00Discussion Session
2118:15Meet in lobby to walk over for Optional Group Dinner. (RSVP Required)
18:30 ET9:00 ETBreakfast
29:00 ET10:00 ETBuilding from the ground up: Investing in our Alumni and Community
310:00 ET10:15 ETBreak
510:15 ET11:15 ETBeyond the profile: turning alumni communications into lasting - and valuable - relationships
611:15 ET11:30 ETBreak
711:30 ET12:30 ETBe Your Own Consultant: Finding Clarity in Chaos
812:30 ETSummit close, boxed lunches upon departure


Mariannen Botres

Marianne Botres

New-Age Networking
Marianne Botres, Coordinator – Career Services, Centennial College

Networking is complex and unnatural to many of us; however, it’s a necessary skill to have in today’s culture and labor market. With an ever-changing world, networking strategies have adapted including the rise of new emerging technologies; post-pandemic hybrid work models; and increased social anxieties. Reflections on these current trends will helps us as we strive to connect and collaborate with others in our industries or peer groups. Let’s take a deeper dive into networking in 2023!

Learning Objectives

  • Foundations of networking
  • Creating your own pitch
  • Increasing your confidence & developing new skills
Michael Logue

Michael Logue

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Gillian Sneddon

Meeting the Moment: Philanthropic Trends 2023
Michael Logue, Partner, KCI
Gillian Sneddon, Executive Director, Advancement & Alumni, Fanshawe College

From the global pandemic to climate change, war and political upheaval, the past few years have seen change on every front. As we are all deeply enmeshed in the ‘daily doing’ of our work, and it can be challenging to try to make sense of how philanthropy is evolving in response to larger societal forces. Yet it is important to slow down, take stock and try to answer the question: how can fundraising meet the moment? While challenges and uncertainties are ahead, there are also many reasons for hope and optimism for the charitable sector, and College advancement in particular. How can we collaborate with donors, partners, and communities to realize the future we envision? In this session, KCI’s Mike Logue and Fanshawe College’s Gillian Sneddon will offer insights that will challenge, inspire and perhaps even provoke change in how you and your organization are meeting the moment.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the 6 key trends impacting decision-makers in the non-profit sector in 2023.
  • Dive into examples and case studies from across the Canadian philanthropic landscape, and Colleges and Institutes in particular, that amplify these learnings.
  • Be inspired to see yourself and fellow fundraisers as change-makers, meeting the moment and leading positive change for our communities.
Derrick Turner

Derrick Turner

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Ibrahim Inayatali

Philanthropic Naming & Value Assessment
Derrick Turner, Vice- President Advancement, Assiniboine Community College
Ibrahim Inayatali, Regional Director of Planned and Legacy Giving, Aga Khan Foundation USA, Associate Consultant Global Philanthropic Inc

Fundraising often involves honoring key supporters and / or donors through naming of spaces, assets or key initiatives.  This session will discuss the process of evaluation including what are key considerations when connecting your brand to an external individual or company.     

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluation process
  • Critical considerations on an agreement
  • Considerations when  attaching an external individual / company to your brand
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Melanie Rogers

Know your worth: navigating complex donor expectations
Melanie Rogers, Vice President , External Relations, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Donor relationships are more complex than ever before. Donors have more to think about, including personal and business objectives, capitalizing on their own philanthropy, engagement with recipient organizations, and desired outcomes of their executed gifts. As receiving organizations, this means we have more things to think about as well, to ensure the gifts we receive truly serve our organizations and beneficiaries. Melanie is joined by Guy Mallabone, President and CEO of Global Philanthropic Inc. and other guests for this important conversation.

Participants will learn about:

  • case studies of challenging gifts
  • navigating complicated donor-recipient conversations
  • how to respectfully decline gifts that won’t meet your organization’s needs

Discussion session

The best part of a program is having a chance to connect with colleagues and discuss common challenges and goals. Attendees will have a chance to share in smaller cohorts and raise burning issues to the group, for larger discussions. Bring your pressing issues, your burning questions and make the most out of connecting with your colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss information directly relevant to ones own unique challenges and work experiences.
  • Meet with colleagues from different Institutions and form allyships and connections to drive conversation outside the Summit program
  • Create the conversation most conducive to what the group needs, focusing on real time feedback and exchanges.
  • Take away strategies and ideas that one can implement within their own schools of practice

To submit questions in advance for consideration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLCQMWJ

Please note that CCAE discussion sessions are part of CCAE’s Safe Space policy. No part of any discussion sessions will be recorded or made available to anyone not in attendance of the in-person session. CCAE will be providing opportunity for all questions to be posted anonymously ahead of the in-person session time.
Any questions not fielded in-person, will be circulated to presenters to field offline and made available to participants with any offline session materials. Should you have any questions or require any accommodations by CCAE, please contact Tara Sandler at 

Josie Tan

Josie Tan

Meredith Allan

Meredith Allan

Building from the ground up: Investing in our Alumni and Community
Josie Tan (She/Her), Alumni Relations Officer, Department of Advancement, NorQuest College
Meredith Allan (She/Her), Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Operations, Department of Advancement, NorQuest College

Join the NorQuest College Alumni and Advancement team as we share how, over the past two years, we have reimagined our Alumni program and begun investing in alumni relations at the college. From a ground-up strategic perspective, we will share our journey of how we integrated alumni relations across the college through the lens of collaboration and co-creation.

As we advance through our infancy years, we invite other colleges across Canada to share, learn and lead from where they are by participating in a group discussion to close out the session.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Breaking down silos and integrating alumni relations across campus  
  • Investing in relationships and engaging alumni as subject matter experts 
  • Applying strategic initiatives to generate diversified revenue through an alumni lens
Jill Scarrow

Jill Scarrow

Olivia Mcleod

Olivia McLeod

Vitusha Oberoi

Vitusha Oberoi

Beyond the profile: turning alumni communications into lasting – and valuable – relationships
Jill Scarrow, Manager, Advancement Communications, Sheridan College
Olivia McLeod, Editor Advancement Communications, Sheridan College
Vitusha Oberoi, Editor, Advancement Communications, Sheridan College

Your successful alumni deserve to be celebrated. But how do you turn the alumni profile into a lasting, fulfilling relationship that benefits your institution and your current students? At Sheridan, we want great content for our website and social channels, but we also aim to use the profile to open the door to building meaningful, engaging relationships that encourage alumni to give back to current students by volunteering, mentoring students, or supporting co-op placements. This session will explain how we work across departments to weave profile development into a strategic process that allows us to meet Sheridan’s needs long after we press ‘publish.’

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to develop an omni-channel communications strategy that showcases alumni success.
  • Tips and tricks to gain maximum visibility on your content to benefit your institution.
  • Learn how to leverage the relationship created through a profile to build reputation, engage in fundraising, and generate other opportunities to support your students.
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Janine Foster

Be Your Own Consultant: Finding Clarity in Chaos
Janine Foster, Director, College Advancement, Loyalist College, & Associate Consultant, Global Philanthropic Canada Inc

Consultants have a lot of advantages, chief among them is the ability to focus on the problem to be solved – and only that problem. How can we enjoy that luxury? And what would we do with it? This practical session will look at adopting a consultant mindset in our own operations and use the tricks of the trade to tackle the issues that keep us awake at night.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using a methodical approach to define your problem, the scope, and the desired outcomes.
  • Establishing a timeline to maximize success.
  • Selling the solution to your team and senior members . . . and keeping the plan alive.


October 11 @ 9:00 am EDT
October 12 @ 12:00 pm EDT
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Registration packages are applicable only for the event to which it was purchased. All registrations are individual purchases and cannot be shared. Please note that in the event of a forced cancellation as mandated by Federal or Provincial Government, CCAE reserves the right to cancel the event and all registrations will be subject to one of the cancellation options below. CCAE recognizes and will adhere to all guidelines put forth by public health both locally and provincially. For more information on the current guidelines for this region please visit the provincial and city public health websites where the event is taking place. To ensure a safe event for all, at the time of the event should you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a confirmed case, or have been instructed to isolate for any reason by public health you will not be allowed to attend. If an event has to be cancelled or re-scheduled, CCAE will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. CCAE is not responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred in relation to in-person registrations. Individual cancellation options for extenuating circumstances: Should an individual be unable to attend due to items related to extenuating circumstances (illness, decease, departure from position, retirement etc.): Notice of all cancellations must be received in writing to admin@ccaecanada.org, 30 days in advance of the event start date. If you cancel your registration, three options are available: Your registration may be carried forward for you to attend a future event Your registration fees may be refunded (less a $250.00 administration fee) Your registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time After the 30 day deadline, there will be no refunds or carry-forwards. No-shows forfeit the full registration fee.


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Toronto,OntarioM2N 6L3Canada
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Non-Member Full Summit Registration (CI)
$ 556.00