In order to define the objectives and modalities of collaboration among the CAIE stakeholder organizations, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on May 30th, 2011 in Vancouver.  The MoU was extended in 2016 and it defines the CAIE committees and their respective responsibilities.  The CAIE Memorandum is an inclusive tool based on the principles of collaboration and reciprocity.

Canada-2017   Hélène David, Minister of Higher Education for Quebec, Canada;
Ecuador-2015   René Ramírez, Secretary of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ecuador;
Mexico-2013   Jesús Ancer, President, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, (UANL), Mexico;
Brazil-2012   Marcial Rubio, President, Pontificia Católica Universidad de Perú, (PUCP), Peru;
Canada-2010   Vianne Timmons, President, University of Regina, Canada.

The Steering Committee is designated by the associated members of the CAIE and is the entity defining its strategic orientations. Its members are:

CBIE / BCIE – Canadian Bureau for International Education, Karen Dalkie, Director of Strategic Development, Canada
CONAHEC – Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, Sean Manley-Casimir, Executive Director, United States
IOHE / OUI – Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, David Julien, Executive Director, Canada

Reporting to the Steering Committee, the National Committee is comprised of representatives from institutions and organizations of the Conference host country.

For the 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 periods, the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (OUI-IOHE) acts as the CAIE Executive Secretariat.

The Executive Secretariat, established in the Université de Montréal, assumes all aspects of the organization of the CAIE, implementing decisions of the Steering Committee and working in close collaboration with the National Committee, Advisory Committee, and Academic Committee.