In late February of each year, we hold our annual Deans and Directors’ meeting in Toronto ON. This meeting is a significant professional development opportunity for the leaders of our institutional membership to network and dialogue about continuing education issues and trends. To keep our conversations intimate and relevant, we invite the institutional membership holder (unit leader) to attend this meeting. The unit leader may invite the associate dean or director from within their unit. Alternatively, the university may select a second unit leader to participate (fee required)



The agenda is subject to change.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am President's Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 am

2-Minute Speed Round Table Reports*

Topic: Who are you and what are you hoping to learn today and tomorrow?

Open Mike or What I Need to Know is…

Bring along your ‘burning question’. If there is time after the speed roundtable discussion, we will have an open mike.

* Your comments will be timed so that we finish on time.
10:00 - 10:30 am Nutrition & Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Speaker Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 2:30 pm Rotational Roundtable Topics
2:00 - 3:00 pm Nutrition & Networking Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm Speaker Presentation
6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception and Cash Bar

Friday, February 24, 2023

8:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast Networking Meeting
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Speaker Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 pm CAUCE Business and Updates
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch


Early Bird rate: $575.00 (until January 31, 2023)
Regular rate: $600 (February 1 - 20, 2023)

Register online via the Member365 portal:

If you cancel your registration by February 6, 2023, you will receive a refund minus a $50.00 administration fee. Cancellations after February 6, 2023, are not eligible for a refund.

If you wish to transfer your registration to a colleague, you must contact by February 13, 2023.

Institutional data collection

Please use this reporting template to submit your one-page report that will be included in the meeting package. To facilitate the timely distribution of the meeting package, please submit your report before February 13, 2023.

Our online data collection survey for 2023 ends on November 30, 2022. Contact the secretariat if you require more information.

Accommodations and venue

Arrangements have been made at the Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel for our meeting and accommodations.

We have arranged for a special rate of $289.00 per night based on single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees. For hotel reservations phone 416-960-5200 and quote the group: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education(CAUCE) or block code G022123CAUC. You may also book your room online via the hotel's online booking system.

The cut-off date for reservations is 5:00 pm (EST) on January 23, 2023, but we would appreciate you reserve your room prior to December 23rd if possible so that we are able to make important attrition decisions. CAUCE has committed to confirming a certain number of blocked rooms for this event so we respectfully ask that you please enjoy your stay at the Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The hotel parking lot is a Green P municipally owned lot located at 9 Bedford Road.  

Valet Parking: Unlimited in/out privileges 

  • $50.00 per 24 hours; $13.00 per hour 
  • Valet parking charges can be routed to the guest or to the master account.  

Self-Parking: No in/out privileges  - 

  • See the above link for self-parking rates and information.

 If parking in the underground lots – to enter the hotel lobby: 

  • Follow the “Elevator Exit” sign 
  • Take the elevator up to the Ground floor
  • Follow the door to the right to enter hotel lobby 

The special rate is not available after January 23. Please book your room in advance of this deadline.

Past meetings

Deans and Directors of our institutional members looking for the reports from previous Deans and Directors' meetings may log in to the member portal to download the reports from the Deans and Directors Workspace.

Annual regional meetings

Western Deans and Directors Meeting (WDD)– An informal group of western deans and directors who meet yearly in the fall. The western deans are meeting November 22-23, 2022. Contact Jo-Anne Clark, University of Victoria for more information.

The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) is a professional association of educators who develop and deliver degree and non-degree continuing education programs. Visit their website for information about their annual fall retreat.