The Canadian Association for Co-operative education (CAFCE) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the professional development of its members and establishes guidelines for planning, implementing, and maintaining quality Co-operative Education programs across Canada.
CAFCE has an obligation to respond to complaints that may be lodged against a member who has allegedly behaved inappropriately while representing the association. Complaints are to be directed to the CAFCE President Elect no later then six (6) months after the incident.
Complaints or disagreements with individual institutions’ co-operative education programs must be lodged directly with the institution. We advise the complainant check the post-secondary institution’s grievance or appeal policy, or register their complaint with their institution’s Co-operative Education department or faculty.
CAFCE follows its Fair Treatment Policy (.pdf) when dealing with alleged complaints. A person wishing to file a complaint must first review and follow the process set-out in the Fair Treatment Policy that is available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that if the complaint involves a clear violation of accreditation guidelines and standards of an accredited institution, then this matter would be referred to the CAFCE Accreditation Council.
©2006 Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE)
Approved on February 17, 2006
The Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) is an equal opportunity educator and employer.