ARUCC was created in 1964 in response to the professional needs of student administrative services personnel in universities. 50 years later, we still strive to meet the needs of its members by adopting proactive measures reflecting changes in our professional environment.
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Request for Proposal (RFP)

Support Services for Development of Canadian Post-Secondary Data Exchange Model

Issued: February 8, 2017
Due Date: February 24, 2017

The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) is inviting the submission of information from qualified service providers to assist ARUCC in the creation of an RFI designed to support the development of a Canadian post-secondary data exchange model. ARUCC also seeks support for data gathering and analysis required to build a business case for this initiative.

Upon completion of this RFP, ARUCC would like to have a documented plan for moving forward. This plan will include:

  1. A Request for Information (RFI) that can be distributed nationally and internationally to provide advice to ARUCC as to how Canada can move forward with the development of a Canadian education data exchange model functioning on a national and an international level.
  2. A detailed summary of existing electronic data exchange networks for education-related information in Canada that can serve as a backgrounder to the RFI and to help contextualize requirements.
  3. Recommendations on a governance structure with which to oversee the project.  
  4. An estimated budget / comprehensive pricing that would be required to implement the system, identified current work process implications and a proposed timeline for completion of required work.
  5. Insight and recommendations as to system-readiness in Canada to move forward on this project.

Interested parties can download the full RFP by clicking here.




News Release—ARUCC/CACUSS joint conference, June 2018

The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) and the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) are pleased to announce a joint conference to take place Sunday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The conference will take place in Prince Edward Island at the PEI Convention Centre and Delta Prince Edward as the primary venues.

This is the first time these two organizations will formally come together to share common interest, learn from research and innovative practices, and to collaborate and build partnerships between members and external stakeholders. As travel and professional development budgets are tight, building cost efficiencies for both organizations will benefit our membership and our invited exhibitors and sponsors.

The Memorandum to host the joint conference was signed this month by ARUCC President Charmaine Hack of Ryerson University and CACUSS President Patricia Pardo of Mount Royal University.

The Program Committee will be made up of professional staff from universities and colleges across Canada, including local hosts from the University of Prince Edward Island. The theme of the 2018 conference will be announced in June 2017.

The Call for Proposals for educational sessions will open in November 2017 and registration will open in February 2018. General conference information will be available online in August 2017 at and

We look forward to this exciting collaborative venture in 2018 and hope to see you in PEI!. For more information about volunteering, presenting, or sponsoring/exhibiting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) has approximately 182 member institutions from all regions of Canada. Members work as registrars, directors, vice-presidents, and other roles in institutional planning and strategic enrolment management, admissions, recruitment, transfer and articulation, communications, student records, enrolment services, academic advising and counseling, student finances including financial aid, awards and scholarships, curriculum management, enterprise student information systems, and government reporting, research and analysis.  ARUCC is an Associate Member of Universities Canada and of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). ARUCC is a regional association of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

The Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) is a professional association serving over 1600 individual members from over 150 institutions across Canada. CACUSS provides professional development, research, outreach, and supports over 15 communities of practice and networks of professionals working to support student learning and success at universities and colleges in Canada. Members work as Deans, Directors, and Vice-Presidents in student health, aboriginal student support, access programs, orientation, and campus life programming and more. CACUSS also focuses on supporting new professionals and graduate students in the field of student affairs. CACUSS is an associate member of Universities Canada, Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICAN), and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS).