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 learning and mutual support.

CCAE features peer to peer learning to share best practices among Canadian advancement professionals. Fees are in Canadian dollars and events are all based in Canada. CCAE members represent universities, colleges, polytechnics, institutes, independent schools and cégeps from across the country.

Advancement encompasses advancement services, alumni relations, communications and marketing, fundraising (development), external relations, and public relations and other advancement disciplines.

CCAE offers professional learning 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 Insurance 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.


View the complete set of CCAE’s by-laws.