Our membership is very diverse, with most of our members offering a mix of program types such as for-credit programs, community programs, professional programs, transitional programs including English/French as a second language, Aboriginal transition programs, lifelong learning programs, and personal interest programs. Additionally, our institutional members are leaders in the use of educational technologies and pedagogies such as online learning and flexible learning models.


Membership Type





Membership Fee
Conferences, Meetings, Professional Development
Attend Annual Conference at the member rate  1
Present papers at Annual Conference
Attend Annual Deans and Directors’ Meeting
Participate in Webinars
Participate in Communities of Practice (CoP)
Participate in LinkedIn Group
Awards and Research
Eligible to apply for Research Grant  2  2
Eligible to apply for Program Award  2  2
Eligible to apply for Design and Marketing Award  2  2
Eligible for Distinguished Researcher Award
Eligible for Graduate Student Research Award
Eligible for Award of Recognition
Eligible to have advocacy issues represented
Eligible to publicize association with CAUCE in marketing materials and use CAUCE logo  3  3  3
Eligible to hotlink to CAUCE website
Eligible to post job opportunities on the CAUCE website
Voting, Holding Office, Committees
Eligible vote at AGM (one vote per institution)
Eligible to serve on CAUCE Committees
Eligible to serve on CAUCE Executive

  1. Reduced fee based on direct costs.
  2. Only if submitted in collaboration with an institutional member.
  3. CAUCE does not approve or endorse a member’s programs, activities, etc.

Application and Fees

Join the leading national Canadian association in adult, online, professional and continuing education by completing our online application. All applications are reviewed by our membership committee and we will follow up with an invoice to complete the process.

Before completing an application, review our list of current members. If you are an employee at one of our institutional or affiliate members you may be eligible to be placed on the membership list for that organization. Contact the dean or director at your organization or the secretariat for more information.

Every Canadian university or college in good standing with the Universities Canada shall be eligible for membership. Fees are determined on the basis of the institution's annual revenue from government funding and student fees. The fee categories range from $472 to $2,777.

CAUCE institutional membership fees are based on each university's revenue from government grants and student fees as reported by CAUBO 1, augmented by a small percentage each year. Pre-existing ranges are used to determine each university's membership fees. The annual CAUCE membership fee would be determined by the range into which the level of its grants and fees fall.  Institutional members also pay 12% of their fee as an annual contribution to the CAUCE Research Fund.

The following is the fee structure used to determine the annual CAUCE membership fee:


Revenue from Government
Grants & Student Fees ($,000)

CAUCE Annual Membership
Fees 2022-2023

Research Fund
at 12%

Category 1 $0-$24,999 $472 $57
Category 2 $25,000-$49,999 $651 $78
Category 3 $50,000-$74,999 $828 $99
Category 4 $75,000-$99,999 $1004 $120
Category 5 $100,000-$149,999 $1,182 $142
Category 6 $150,000-$199,999 $1,537 $184
Category 7 $200,000-$299,999 $1,951 $234
Category 8 $300,000-$399,999 $2,364 $284
Category 9 $400,000 and over $2,777 $333


1. CAUBO compiles data from universities that are members of their association. In general, CAUCE members are also members of CAUBO. However, a university that holds membership in CAUCE but not in CAUBO should be contacted directly to obtain the level of grants and fees.

National, provincial and international associations, groups, organizations or institutions interested in or associated with continuing education at the post-secondary level but not eligible for membership in Universities Canada.

Examples of collectives of individuals that would be eligible to apply for affiliate membership include, but are not limited to, international associations similar to ours (UPCEA, ACHE, and UALL); educational institutions, including international ones, that are not eligible for membership in Universities Canada; and, other professional associations.

Affiliate Membership Annual Fee:  $270

Any persons interested in or associated with continuing education at the post-secondary level.

Examples include, but are not limited to, individuals who provide training and education on a contract basis, employees of collectives that are not part of an institution or organization that is an institutional or affiliate member and individuals who may be part of an institutional or affiliate membership and who also want to be a professional member.

Professional Membership Annual Fee:  $130

Persons nominated for honorary membership must be individuals who have contributed to the objectives of CAUCE. There is no annual fee for honorary members.

Membership fees are invoiced annually on April 1st.