CEWIL Canada Complaint Policy
The Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada, formerly known as Canadian Association for Co-operative education (CAFCE), is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the professional development of its members and establishes guidelines for planning, implementing, and maintaining quality Co-operative Education programs across Canada.
CEWIL Canada has an obligation to respond to complaints that may be lodged against a member who has allegedly behaved inappropriately while representing the association. Complaints are to be directed to the CEWIL Canada President Elect no later then six (6) months after the incident.
Complaints or disagreements with individual institutions’ co-operative education programs must be lodged directly with the institution. We advise the complainant check the post-secondary institution’s grievance or appeal policy, or register their complaint with their institution’s Co-operative Education department or faculty.
CEWIL Canada follows its Fair Treatment Policy (.pdf) when dealing with alleged complaints. A person wishing to file a complaint must first review and follow the process set-out in the Fair Treatment Policy that is available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that if the complaint involves a clear violation of accreditation guidelines and standards of an accredited institution, then this matter would be referred to the CEWIL Canada Accreditation Council.
©2006 Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) o/a Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada
Approved on February 17, 2006
Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada is an equal opportunity educator and employer.