The Canadian Association of Chairs of English (CACE) is a national organization representing university and college departments of English across Canada. With seventy-five current Heads and Chairs as members, CACE provides a broad forum for promoting dialogue, exchange of academic and administrative information, and professional interaction.

CACE holds an annual general meeting each Spring at which significant issues facing Heads and Chairs of English are discussed with the aim of sharing responses to current administrative challenges and providing fresh perspectives on effective leadership in departments of English.

As part of its mandate, CACE posts on its website an annual survey of hiring in English departments across Canada. Academic vacancies in departments of English are also posted on this site.

In a spirit of reciprocity between related societies within the discipline of English, the President of CACE sits as an ex-officio member on the executive of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), and the President of ACCUTE sits on the executive of CACE.

CACE is a member of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.