Organizations, Conferences, Initiatives

The Government of Canada is currently offering paid opportunities for volunteer work completed by higher education students.  Please see the Job Bank Canada website for more information.

Association of American Colleges & Universities - There are approximately 15 Canadian institutions (most of the membership is from the US) listed within this organization that is vested in the promotion of liberal education. A variety of networking opportunities (conferences, institutes, webinars and meetings) and online publications (articles, reports, rubrics, and more) are available on the website.  Since AAC&U examines curriculum for the liberal arts, there are resources for experiential learning. 

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada is the lead organization of work-integrated learning in Canada.  The organization is formerly known as Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). They are currently under pressure to review their definitions, promotion, and they informally advocate for post-secondary institutions in Canada regarding policy issues for work-integrated learning. You can learn more on their website. CEWIL also publishes a National Statistics Database to track Work-Integrated Learning in Canada.

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) hosts conferences and provides training for practitioners of Experiential Education.  While they are mainly a US organization, there are a few Canadian institutions (including UWindsor) who hold memberships.  For more information about this organization and attending workshops please connect with Experiential Education Coordinator Anna Galka (, ext. 3549)

Recently the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance held a symposium specifically on the topic of Experiential Education.  You can find the 2018 Educating for the Future: Learning Outcomes and Experiential Learning Symposium sessions online. You can find most of the presentations online.

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) "is a global community of experiential educators and practitioners with the shared goal of enriching lives through Experiential Education. 

The Accountability Council for Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (ACCE-WIL) - BC is an institutional cooperative for both BC and the Yukon Territories.