CAUCE 2025 National Conference

At the 2025 conference, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with one another, engage in professional development opportunities and get inspired with new ways to improve and innovate the field of Continuing and Professional Education in Canada. 

We have lots to learn and discuss at #CAUCE2025. We hope to see you in Niagara from May 28-30, 2025.

Theme

Knowledge Knows No Boundaries: The Power of Lifelong Learning

As providers of continuing education, our mission is to encourage and facilitate lifelong learning for everyone, regardless of their age, profession, or background. We believe that knowledge is a never-ending pursuit and that it should not be limited by any traditional boundaries.

This conference recognizes the importance of lifelong learning as a driving force that goes beyond standard imitations. Learning is both a personal endeavor and a shared commitment to the constant search for knowledge. Continuing Education units play a crucial role in enabling individuals to overcome any obstacles that might prevent them from accessing education and professional development opportunities.

Participants will collaborate and explore how their offerings can help enhance individual skills, promote career advancement, and contribute to the broader goal of continuous education by breaking down geographical and institutional barriers. The conference seeks to achieve the collective goal of making lifelong learning accessible to everyone, by fostering collaboration among participants to share the tools and resources essential for thriving in a constantly evolving landscape. As CE providers, we are committed to ensuring our programming is agile and responsive to learners’ needs, particularly in this time of rapid technological advancement.

As we embark on this conference, we invite you to discover how we, as CAUCE members and visiting delegates, can be partners with learners on their lifelong learning journey. We will celebrate the enduring strength of continuous learning through storytelling, exemplars, technology and opportunities, demonstrating that the pursuit of knowledge leads to personal growth, adaptability, and positive change in society, both here in Canada and beyond.

Join us!

Embracing the theme Knowledge Knows No Boundaries: The Power of Lifelong Learning, we invite you to join us from May 28 to 30, 2025, at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Together, we will explore ways to pave the path for lifelong learning during #CAUCE2025.

Host

Brock University, Professional and Continuing Studies

Hosted by Brock University, Professional and Continuing Studies, our 71st annual conference takes place on the Brock University campus in St. Catharines, Ontario.

St. Catharines and Brock University are located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, home of natural beauty, amazing history, and world-famous attractions. Explore and enjoy wine country, arts, sports, recreational trails, festivals and more, only an hour from Toronto and just across the border from Buffalo.

Brock University acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. 

Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

Committees

Our 2025 conference is made possible through the hard work and dedication of our members, with special thanks to the staff at Brock University. Thank you everyone!

  • Aileen Chantler, University of Calgary Continuing Education
  • Nathan Cheney, Brock University, Professional and Continuing Studies
  • Jo-Anne Clarke (Chair/Liaison), University of Windsor Continuing Education
  • Dan Hyatt, Brock University, Professional and Continuing Studies
  • Coral Sawchyn, CAUCE Secretariat, University of Saskatchewan
  • Ewa Wasniewski, University of Calgary Continuing Education
  • Deanna Wolfe, CAUCE Secretariat, University of Saskatchewan
  • TBD
  • Raquel Collins, UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies
  • Julia Denholm, Lifelong Learning, Simon Fraser University
  • Jennifer Farrell, St. Francis Xavier University, Centre For Online Learning & Professional Studies
  • Juan Mavo-Navarro, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto
  • Barb Mercer (Chair), Brock University
  • Natasha Rajcevic, University of Calgary Continuing Education
  • Dawne Ramashoye, School of Continuing Studies, McGill University
  • Coral Sawchyn (Liaison), CAUCE Secretariat, University of Saskatchewan
  • Soula Serra, Centre for Executive & Professional Education, University of Windsor
  • Ewa Wasniewski, University of Calgary Continuing Education
  • Deepa Acharya, University of Calgary
  • Jonathan Belgrave, Brock University
  • Lorraine Carter, McMaster University
  • Anne Dwyer, McMaster University
  • Sylvia Franklin, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Deanna Wolfe (Chair/Liaison), CAUCE Secretariat
  • Stacey Woods, University of Manitoba