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Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Navigate The Future: Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 4, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Navigate The Future: Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference

Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD, Nova Scotia Community College and Saint Mary’s University invites you to join us in Halifax for CASFAA 2017! The conference will take place from June 4 to 6, 2017 at Dalhousie University, Halifax Campus.

The conference theme, “Navigate the Future”, will address many of the issues and trends in Student Financial Aid that impact post-secondary education across Canada. CASFAA 2017 will allow the opportunity to exchange ideas, explore ways to improve programs and services to post-secondary students, and share best practices.

We look forward to welcoming you in Halifax and please check this website regularly for conference updates.


Pamela Goodwin
Vice-President - Conference Services, CASFAA
Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid
Dalhousie University

Please contact Allen Wolfe at 902-496- 8726 or

Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD, Le Collège Communautaire de Nouvelle-Écosse et Saint Mary’s University vous invitent à vous joindre à nous à Halifax à l’ACRAFE 2017! La conférence aura lieu du 4 au 6 juin 2017 à Dalhousie University, campus de Halifax.

Le thème de la conférence, « Cap sur l’avenir », abordera de nombreuses questions et tendances sur l’aide financière aux étudiants, qui se répercutent sur l’éducation postsecondaire partout au Canada. L’ACRAFE 2017 donnera l’occasion d’échanger des idées, d’explorer des manières d’améliorer les programmes et services aux étudiants du niveau postsecondaire et de partager les meilleures pratiques.

Nous avons hâte de vous accueillir à Halifax et nous vous invitons à vérifier ce site Web régulièrement pour prendre connaissances des mises à jour.


Pamela Goodwin
Vice-présidente – Services de la conférence de l’ACRAFE
Registraire adjointe, Aide financière
Dalhousie University

Veuillez contacter Allen Wolfe au 902-496- 8726 ou


In June of 1979, the Canadian Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) was formally established as a division of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services. The Association was formed to represent Financial Aid Administrators and Awards Officers in colleges and universities across Canada. The text of the constitution of the association is available on this website.

The first conference after CASFAA was established as a division was held in June 1980 at the University of Victoria. It is interesting to note that several of the topics on that original agenda have resurfaced repeatedly on CASFAA programs since 1980. In particular "The Role of the Federal Government In the Financing of Post Secondary Students" and "A National Work Study Program-Is it Feasible" come to mind.

In the early years CASFAA invested a great deal of time and effort to establish a national profile with educational institutions, federal and provincial government departments and financial institutions. CASFAA provided expertise and a national perspective to the issues of student financial assistance.

CASFAA also promoted professional development for its members by offering excellent programs of presentations and workshops during the annual national conferences.

CASFAA's input has been sought increasingly by numerous agencies, councils and financial institutions. CASFAA also takes an active role in government policy reviews of financial assistance for students. In the last two decades CASFAA has matured and become a respected player in the educational arena.

In 2001, CASFAA became an independent organization. In June of that year, McGill University hosted the first annual national conference which was followed by a very successful conference at the University of Winnipeg in 2002.

CASFAA will continue to be valued for its contribution to financial aid policy development and student welfare.

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