About CEWIL Canada

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), previously named Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), is the voice for post-secondary Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning in Canada and its mission is to foster and advance post-secondary Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning in Canada.

CEWIL Canada members from 88 postsecondary institutions*  across the country have worked in partnership since 1973 to develop resources to promote the highest quality of post-secondary Co-operative Education Programs. This is achieved through a national forum of professional co-op practitioners; by establishing national standards and promoting the value of post-secondary Co-operative Education; and by delivering opportunities for learning and sharing of best practices.

Definition of Co-operative Education

Definition of Work-Integrated Learning

*80,000 co-op students enrolled based on the 2006/07 Co-op Program Directory count.

Announcement: On November 14th, 2017, the association voted to expand its mandate to include all forms of Work Integrated Learning. While many of CEWIL Canada’s current members are involved in co-operative education and other forms of WIL, we are actively seeking new members whose portfolio includes forms of WIL, other than or in addition to, co-operative education.