TD Insurance Meloche Monnex awards $75,000 at CCAE Conference

    $25,000 fellowship given to three students and their respective schools

    HAMILTON, ON, June 11 /CNW/ - TD Insurance Meloche Monnex awarded a total
of $75,000 in fellowships at the Canadian Council for the Advancement of
Education (CCAE) annual conference in Hamilton, Ontario on June 8, 2009. This
marks the 11th year that TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, in collaboration with TD
Bank Financial Group and the CCAE, have awarded these fellowships to
university and college graduates who have demonstrated leadership through
their work in alumni relations, fundraising and development, communications
and student recruitment.
    This year's recipients are: Meghan Moore from Brock University, Alisha
Hannam from Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Allison Williams from Queen's
    "TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is thrilled to champion and reward
educational excellence by giving these Fellows the opportunity to jumpstart
their careers," said Jean R. Lachance, Chairman, Affinity Market Group, TD
Insurance Meloche Monnex, who awarded the fellowships. "Meghan, Alisha and
Allison are an excellent representation of the next generation of leading
educational advancement professionals."
    Nominated by their respective schools, the 2009 Fellowship recipients -
who are young professionals working in the field of educational advancement-
receive a portion of the $25,000 and the opportunity to gain practical
training and experience at the school.
    "CCAE is grateful to TD Insurance Meloche Monnex for its support of the
Fellowship program for the past 11 years," says Frank Lockington, President of
CCAE. "The Fellowships allow young professionals to gain practical experience
in educational advancement and hopefully begin a young career in this very
important area. CCAE and its 140 member schools thank TD Insurance Meloche
Monnex for its continued support of this important program."
    Since 1999, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex has awarded $825,000 to 33
students and CCAE member schools. Of these 33 Fellows, 75% are still working
in the field of educational advancement which is a testament to the success of
the program.
    TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and CCAE have been partners for over 16
years. More than 60 CCAE member schools trust TD Insurance Meloche Monnex with
their insurance needs.

    About CCAE: committed to excellence

    The CCAE, founded in 1993, is committed to fostering excellence in
educational advancement. Its members come from more than 140 educational
schools across Canada. They work in every area of educational advancement,
which includes alumni relations, communications, fundraising and development,
government relations, student recruitment, media and information services,
marketing and public affairs. The CCAE provides its members with opportunities
for networking, professional development and mutual support, and consultation
with others who share similar challenges and objectives. CCAE members are
dedicated to increasing public awareness of the issues that face Canada's
post-secondary and independent schools. For more information visit

    About TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

    TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, the group insurance brand of TD Insurance,
works with over 700 professional, alumni and employer groups across the
country to provide home and auto insurance programs. In business for 60 years,
more than 600,000 clients trust TD Insurance Meloche Monnex with their
insurance needs. TD Insurance, through its TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and TD
Insurance Home and Auto sub-brands, is the largest direct-response insurance
group in Canada. For more information on professional and alumni group
programs visit; for information on employer group
programs visit

For further information:

For further information: Tara Sirinyan, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex,
(514) 385-2244,; Kaleigh Sainthill, Stephanie
Ford, Argyle Communications, (416) 968-7311 x222, 240,,

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