Our Vision

Strengthening the impact of universities through excellence in continuing education. 

Our Mission

Advancing learning and workplace readiness in 21st century Canada, CAUCE is dedicated to supporting the success of our members in serving professional and adult learners and diverse learning communities. We accomplish this by fostering best practices in lifelong teaching and learning, flexible learning models, including online learning, and university-community engagement. 

Our Values

As a professional organization, we value collaboration, openness, courage, trust, creativity and innovation, equity, diversity and belonging, excellence, agility and resilience. These are hallmarks of our practice.

Our Mandate

  • We promote activities aimed at fostering a greater role for universities in responding to Canada’s needs for training and retraining;

  • We participate in forums affecting educational policy-making; acting as an advocate for expanding lifelong learning opportunities;

  • We sponsor research aimed at applying theoretical and empirical analysis to improving professional practice in continuing education;

  • We recognize, through awards and honors, outstanding contributions to the field of university continuing education;

  • We offer conferences, professional development activities, publications and communication networks designed to leverage the successful efforts of individuals and institutions in order to promote the collective advancement of continuing education.

President’s Message

Picture of CAUCE president

Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

It is with great honour and excitement to be selected as the incoming President of the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education for the 2024-2025 term. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to lead our association at this pivotal time.

We face a landscape that is both challenging and full of potential. The rapid pace of technological change, the demands for new skills, and the need for social and economic equity are calling us to adapt and innovate. Our mission to provide accessible, relevant, and transformative educational opportunities is more critical than ever.

CAUCE is a vibrant and dynamic community of innovative and entrepreneurial minded individuals. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to highlight the great work that is taking place within our respective institutions and support our members in shaping the future of education and workforce development in Canada.

Jennie Atkins
Executive Director, Continuing Education
University of Windsor