About CEWIL

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), formerly Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), is the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada.

CEWIL Canada's mission is to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and graduates through quality work-integrated learning.

CEWIL partners with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers, government, and students to champion work-integrated learning (WIL). WIL is a model and process of experiential education which formally and intentionally integrates a student’s academic studies with learning in a workplace or practice setting.  WIL experiences normally include an engaged partnership between an academic institution, a host organization/employer, and a student. WIL occurs at the course or program level and includes the development of learning outcomes related to employability, personal agency, and life-long learning.

Learn more about the various forms of WIL.

Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from post-secondary institutions across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources to promote the highest quality of post-secondary work-integrated learning programs. This is achieved through a national forum of professional WIL practitioners by establishing national standards and promoting the value of post-secondary work-integrated learning and by delivering opportunities for learning and sharing of best practices.

CEWIL maintains a national database on WIL with data from more than fifty post-secondary member institutions. The data shows that as many as 75,000 students are participating in co-operative education programs (an established form of WIL). These students earn, on average, $19.75/hour and represent a wide range of disciplines and programs.

Mission Statement

Building the capacity to develop future-ready students through quality work-integrated learning.

Vision

To lead WIL in Canada.

Read the CEWIL Canada Brand Manifesto.


Key Policies

More About CEWIL

Board of Directors

The affairs of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CEWIL Canada's Directors take office immediately subsequent to the annual meeting and hold office until the following annual meeting or until a successor is elected or appointed.

(as of October 1, 2020)

EXECUTIVE BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

PRESIDENT: Cara Krezek
Brock University, ON

PAST PRESIDENT: Kristine Dawson
Conestoga College, ON

PRESIDENT ELECT: Matthew Rempel
Sheridan College, ON

SECRETARY: Scott Daniels
Mount Saint Vincent University, NS
   
TREASURER: Aldo Morabito
Peter Kiewit Sons ULC, ON

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

ALBERTA: Erin Kaipainen
University of Calgary, AB
 
ATLANTIC CANADA: Tony Slade
College of the North Atlantic, Nfld

BRITISH COLUMBIA/YUKON: Jennie Nilsson
University of Victoria, BC

MANITOBA: Kelly Mahoney
University of Manitoba, MB

ONTARIO: Ross Johnston
University of Waterloo, ON

QUEBEC: Alain Trembaly
Université de Sherbooke, QC

SASKATCHEWAN: Trudy Osborne
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, SK

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

CO-OP DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, COLLEGE: Dario Guescini
George Brown College, ON
 
CO-OP DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, UNIVERSITY: Andrea Giles
University of Victoria, BC

WIL DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, COLLEGE: Heather Workman 
Langara College, BC 

WIL DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, UNIVERSITY: Susan Soikie
University of Toronto, ON

EMPLOYER & ACCREDITATION REPRESENTATIVES

EMPLOYER REP: Brien Convery
Early Talent Acquisition, Attraction, and Engagement, RBC
 
ACCREDITATION COUCIL: Scott Davis 
University of Waterloo, ON

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL: Muriel Klemetski 
Simon Fraser University, BC

Board and Committee Orientation Handbook

The CEWIL Canada Board and Committee Orientation Handbook is to be used as an educational tool for members who are interested in volunteering on CEWIL Canada’s Board of Directors, Standing Committee(s), and Ad Hoc Committee(s). 

The Council and Committees may copy relevant material into their own policy and procedures manuals.

Download: Board and Committee Orientation Handbook

PAST PRESIDENTS

  • 2018/19: Kristine Dawson, Conestoga College 

  • 2017/18: Claudia Sperling, University of Victoria

  • 2016/17: Anne Fannon, University of Waterloo

  • 2015/16: Jasminn Berteotti, University of Lethbridge

  • 2014/15: Julie Walchli, University of British Columbia 

  • 2013/14: Jeela Jones, University of Ottawa

  • 2012/13: Christine Arsenault, University of Toronto Scarborough

  • 2011/12: Norah McRae, University of Victoria

  • 2010/11: Kelly Mahoney, University of Manitoba

  • 2009/10: Kevin Rolston, Langara College

  • 2008/09: Anil Raheja, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • 2007/08: Stefan Kerry, Ryerson University

  • 2006/07: Linda Hart, University of Guelph

  • 2005/06: Helene Codere, University of Sherbrooke

  • 2004/05: Sonya Horsburgh, Mount Saint Vincent University

  • 2003/04: Kirk Patterson, Fanshawe College

  • 2002/03: Anne Marie Coolen, Dalhouse University

  • 2001/02: Kathy Verspagen, Mohawk College

  • 2000/01: Natalie Nossal, McMaster University

  • 1999/00: Natalie Nossal, McMaster University

  • 1998/99: Debbie MacIntosh, University College of Cape Breton

  • 1997/98: Shani Pearson, Mount Saint Vincent University

  • 1996/97: Doreen Godwin, Simon Fraser University

  • 1995/96: Dick White, University of Regina

  • 1994/95: Graham Branton, University of Victoria

  • 1993/94: Michelle Strenkowski, University College of Cape Breton

  • 1992/93: Russ Winslade, Okanagan University College

  • 1991/92: Barbara Strang, University of Alberta

  • 1990/91: Barry McGill, Fanshawe College

  • 1989/90: Stuart Koch, Seneca College

  • 1988/89: Jim Wilson, University of Waterloo

  • 1987/88: Wendy Coffin, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • 1986/87: Carol Ottosen, University of Alberta

  • 1985/86: Dick Pullin, University of Waterloo

  • 1984/85: Bob Anderson, University of Regina

  • 1983/84: Bernie Ladoucier, Fanshawe College

  • 1982/83: Martin Hendy, Dr., Simon Fraser University

  • 1981/82: Michel Turgeon, University of Sherbrooke

  • 1980/81: Andy Crichton, Memorial University

  • 1979/80: Ray Wieser, University of Waterloo

  • 1978/79: Gord Lancaster, Fanshawe College

  • 1977/78: Alex McAuley, University of Victoria

  • 1976/77: Bruce McCallum, University of Waterloo

  • 1975/76: Gord Partridge, Mohawk College

  • 1974/75: Gord Partridge, Mohawk College

  • 1973/74: Gilles Joncas, Université de Sherbrooke

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