ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is a provincial non-profit comprised of post-secondary, publicly-funded institutions in the BC/Yukon region that offer Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning programs.

25Post-Secondary Institutions
300+Co-op Programs
223ACE-WIL Members

Vision, Values & Mission

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is committed to leading excellence in post-secondary experiential learning through Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning experiences.


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  • Leading-edge professional development
  • Innovation
  • Clear communication
  • Quality research
  • Strong relationships and networks
  • Strong advocacy
  • Proactive media relations

History of ACE-WIL

The association originated as a BC Chapter of CAFCE (formerly known as the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education and now called CEWIL- Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning) and incorporated into its own society in January 1993 under the BC Society Act. At that time our name was ACE BC/Yukon and only represented cooperative education programs.

Our mandate was expanded to represent many different forms of work-integrated learning and therefore our name changed to ACE-WIL BC/Yukon to better reflect this expansion.  Currently, ACE-WIL represents 25 public post-secondary institutions, with over 200 members working with over 300 WIL programs.  The membership numbers continue to grow as the WIL membership grows and diversifies.

Who is ACE-WIL?

Learn about the ACE-WIL members who help facilitate Co-operative Education and experiential learning across BC / Yukon.

Meet The Board


Nominate a standout WIL Student, Industry Partner, or ACE-WIL Member for an award:

ACE-WIL Student of the Year Industry Partner of the Year ACE-WIL Outstanding Contribution Award