The national conference is typically organized by one of the constituent regions or a group of membership institutions within a region. Regions and groups of membership institutions interested in organizing the conference are required to submit a proposal to host the national conference as outlined below. Planning should begin two and one half years before the conference takes place with the announcement of the next conference location occurring in time to provide promotion at the current Conference already in the planning stages. The CAFCE biennial conference is normally scheduled in August.
CAFCE 2012 - Pictures (Flickr)
In lieu of a "thank you" gift to the conference presenters, some of the CAFCE Conference Planning Committees have chosen to donate to a worthy cause:
Halifax 2004, "Passing Tradition Forward"
Hurricane Juan destroyed many trees in Nova Scotia and therefore a donation was made to have a tree was planted in Cornwallis Park (Halifax, NS).
Niagara Falls, 2008, "Ride the Co-op Current"
A donation was made to the Teen Esteem Program (Business Education Council of Niagara).
Charlottetown, 2010, "Planting Seeds and Watching them Grow"
A donation was made to the LM Montgomery Land Trust.
June 20-23, 2010 - “Planting Seeds...and watching them grow!” – « Semer des graines… et observer leur croissance »
Charlottetown, PEI - University of Prince Edward Island
Host: CAFCE Atlantic, Co-Chairs: Co-Chairs: Ernie Doiron, UPEI/Sonya Horsburgh, MSVU
June 15-18, 2008 - “Ride the Co-op Current” / « Suivez le Courant Co-op »
Niagara Falls, Ontario - Sheraton Fallsview
Host: Education at Work-Ontario / Co-Chairs: Linda Hart, University of Guelph/Stefan Kerry, Ryerson University
August 13-16, 2006 - "Harvesting Ideas"
Regina, Saskatchewan - Hotel Saskatchewan
Host: University of Regina & SIAST / Co-Chairs: Eric Exner & Darci MacDonald, University of Regina
August 8-11, 2004
"Passing Tradition Forward" / « Perpétuons les traditions »
Halifax, NS - Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Host: CAFCE Atlantic, Co-Chairs: Paul MacDonald, Dalhousie U/Mausi Reinbold, MSVU
August 12-14, 2002
"A Capital Experience"
Ottawa, Ontario - Congress Centre
Host: EWO, Co-Chairs: Karen Reimer University of Guelph, Kirk Patterson, Fanshawe College
May 28-31, 2000
Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC - Victoria Conference Centre
Host: ACE-BC/CACEE, Chair: Toni Burton
August 2-5, 1998
"Celebrating the Past - Charting the Future”
St. John's NF - Delta Hotel
Host: CAFCE Atlantic, Co-Chair Heidi Janes, CNA/Andrew Crichton, MUN
April 28-May 1, 1996
"Open Borders-Open Minds: Perspectives for the 21st Century Workforce”
Toronto Ontario - Westin Harbour Castle
Host: CCEO/UCEO, CEA, USA Chair: Stu Koch, Seneca College
May 14-17, 1995
"Choices for the 21st Century"
Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Conference Centre
Host: CEM, CCWEAC/MACCWE, Mary McIntosh/Shirley Whitaker
August 21-24, 1994
"Unravel the Mystery"
Kelowna, BC - The Grand Okanagan Hotel and Conference Centre,
Host: ACE, Co-Chairs: Russ Winslade, Okanagan College & Dexter MacRae, UFV
August 8-11, 1993
"Let's build the future"
Host: ACDEC-Quebec, Yvon Dubois
August 16-19, 1992
August 11-14, 1991
"Co-op & the Year 2000 Branching to the Future”
Location/Host: Radisson Hotel, London, Ontario
August 19-22, 1990
"Partners In Change, Partenaire dans le changement"
Chair: Pam Racher
August 28-Sept 1, 1989, 17th
"Co-operative Education in a World of Change”
Host: Mohawk College, Chairman, Cal Haddad Mohawk C/ CAFCE, Carol Ottosen University of Alberta, Gordon Partridge
August 21-24, 1988, 16th**
"Cost and Benefits of Co-operative Education/Les coûts et les benefices”
Host: Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook, NF, Tyrone Lester
August 18-21, 1987, 15th
Mt. Rolland, Quebec
“Future of Co-op Education: A Quest For Quality or Quantity?”
Host: Auberge Mont Gabriel, ACDEC-Quebec, John Fiset
August 10-13, 1986, 14th
"Teamwork: A Co-operative Investment in the Future"
Host: University of British Columbia, Mark Gilmore
July 24-26, 1985, 13th
Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON
August 19-22, 1984, 12th
Host: Mount Saint Vincent University, Christine Moore
April 17-19, 1983, 10th
"Co-operative Education the Land of Realism"
Royal York, Toronto, ON,
(CEA hosted its own conference at the same location from April 20-22 )
Host: Jim Wilson
August 22-25, 1982, 9th
"The Sharing of the Educational Process - is our marriage working?
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
August 23-26, 1981, 8th
"I'se the b'y that builds..."
Host: Memorial University, St. John's, NF, Lisa Hurd
August 25-27, 1980, 7th
"A Decade of Uncertainty: The Co-op Connection"
Host: Mohawk College, Gordon Partridge
August 27-29, 1979, 6th
Banff Centre, Alberta
Chair: David Atkinson University of Lethbridge
August 28-30, 1978, 5th
"Issues Facing Canadian Co-operative Education"
Chair: Joan Davies, Scarborough Colleged replaced John Dellandrea, U of T
"New Demands - New Directions”
Hosted by Fanshawe College, Gordon Lancaster
August 30-31, 1976, 3rd
"A Critical Look at Co-operative Education"
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
Host: Université de Sherbrooke, Gilles Joncas
September 23-25, 1974, 1st
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Hosted by: R.J. Wieser, University of Waterloo