CCAE is proud to recognize Eric Newell with the 2014 CCAE Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group.




With the supported by Manulife Financial, George N. Hood is recognized as the recipient of CCAE’s 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award.




David Foot - Keynote speaker 2014 National Conference


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Three Keynote Speakers Confirmed for #ccae2015

The Steering Committee for the 2015 CCAE National Conference in Montreal, Quebec (June 10 – 12, 2015) announces three Keynote Speakers who will enlighten delegates with unique insights and inspiration.

World-renowned brand experience and marketing pioneer, Bertrand Cesvet (Chairman and Senior Partner at commercial creativity firm Sid Lee), will present the Opening Keynote on Wednesday, June 10. He will address management, creativity, the importance of creating a rich consumption experience, and the future of marketing and communications.

Julie Payette, Astronaut and Past Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency, will be the Keynote Speaker on Thursday, June 11. She will trace the story of her personal journey, as an Astronaut with both NASA and the CSA, to reach higher and achieve excellence.

Dave Carroll, award-winning singer-songwriter and social media innovator from Halifax, Nova Scotia, will provide the Closing Keynote on Friday, June 12: a refreshing take on the power of social media to effect change in both corporate and personal spheres. Dave’s 2009 YouTube music video, “United Breaks Guitars”, became a worldwide media sensation.

Submit a Presentation Proposal for #ccae2015

The Program Committee is reviewing an excellent and varied group of submissions for the 2015 CCAE National Conference. The conference theme is: Beyond Boundaries – Transformation, Collaboration and Trending. There is still a limited time to send in a new Presentation Proposal, so submit yours now!

Important Application / Submission Deadlines Approach

Thanks to generous support from TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, two $37,500, one-year TD Fellowships in Advancement are available each year to CCAE member schools. Plan to apply for a TD Fellowship in Advancement by January 16, 2015.

Visit the CCAE website for Top Tips on creating a successful program and application.

CCAE’s prestigious Advancement awards competition, the 2015 Prix d’Excellence, opens for entries on January 23, 2015. Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2015 (5 p.m., EST).

Volunteer as a host for one of the 2015 Prix d’Excellence categories. If you’d like to get involved – and peruse some of Canadian advancement’s most stellar creations – e-mail Prix d'Excellence Co-Chairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congratulations! And Thanks.

CCAE sincerely thanks all the advancement professionals who took the time to participate in the CCAE Research Project in summer 2014. The names of the following six lucky CCAE members were drawn, and each has received a $500 VISA gift card. Congratulations!

Sharon Aitken - Sheridan College
Sarah Clarke - Carleton University
Adelia Marchese - Humber College
Sarah Robertson - Upper Canada College
Janine Root – University of British Columbia
Julie Wilson - St. Andrew's College

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Tips for Top Prix d'Excellence Entries, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Professional Service Webinar, free to CCAE members.

Volunteer Relations Strategies, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST.
Learn how the Queen’s University Volunteer Relations staff developed a strategic framework for alumni volunteers that has streamlined and professionalized their work.

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