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2016-17 CCAE PD: The Best in Canadian Peer to Peer Training

Your Canadian advancement association, through open discussion on the issues and innovations of greatest interest, has created a 2016-17 PD schedule of unprecedented depth and breadth.

Hone your skills and grow your connections with a range of CCAE professional development. The best in Canadian advancement peer to peer learning and networking is also the best value: PD in Canada with all fees in Canadian dollars.

Topical, practical and inspiring Workshops and Summits on the culture of Francophone philanthropy, independent school advancement, alumni relations leadership, engaging young alumni, and communications / marketing will provide essential PD and networking in winter and spring 2017.

CCAeLearning webinars, now free to CCAE members thanks to Presenting Partner, iA Financial Group, are monthly one-hour webinars open to an unlimited number of advancement colleagues at your school. Learn from 2016 CCAE Prix d’Excellence recipients how they solved challenges with innovative solutions that you can adapt to your own advancement shop.


2017 CCAE National Conference in Hamilton, ON

Theme: Evolve

Plan to join your Canadian advancement colleagues to Evolve together at the 2017 CCAE National Conference in Hamilton, Ontario, from June 6 - 9, 2017.

The Program Committee is planning a dynamic conference focused on big ideas presented through a variety of session formats. Expect to explore leading-edge advancement issues and connect with colleagues from across Canada.

Registration will open in November 2016, so plan now to join us in Hamilton in June 2017.


Awards and Fellowships

Take part in CCAE programs that recognize and reward accomplishment in all areas of advancement. The benefits to your career and your advancement operation will be many and long-lasting.


TD Fellowships in Advancement

Apply by January 13, 2017 for one of the two 2017 TD Fellowships in Advancement, generously supported by CCAE national Partner, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. Valued at $37,500 for a one-year term, TD Fellowships in Advancement provide exceptional opportunities for two emerging professionals to gain practical experience in at least two major areas of advancement.


CCAE Prix d Excellence

The CCAE Prix d’Excellence, supported by Tempo Framing Systems, recognizes outstanding achievements in alumni affairs, communications and marketing, fundraising, stewardship, student recruitment and other aspects of Canadian education advancement.

The 2017 Prix d’Excellence competition opens on January 16, 2017.

Entry deadline is February 17, 2017 (5 PM EST).


CCAE Distinguished Service Awards

CCAE Distinguished Service Awards recognize promise, achievement and support of Canadian education and advancement:

  1. Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Manulife Financial
  2. Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group
  3. Rising Star Awards

Application / nomination deadline for all CCAE Distinguished Service Awards is March 3, 2017.

National Partners


2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors



Manulife Tempo Framing





Tourism Hamilton


Global Philanthropic iModules