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Leadership Institute

Watch the welcome remarks and speeches from the 2016 Summer LI. Watch Here

2016 CAIS Webinar Recordings are now available

Watch our Governance Series, our National Student Panel on Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, our 2015 KPI Benchmarking Overview and our Review on Executing Accreditation Pilot Surveys
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2016 NLC Resources now available

Both the Catalytic Conversations on the Future of Education - Summary Report and the workshop material is now in CAIS Connect.
Access the Summary Report and Workshop Material

New PD model

Anne-Marie speaks to moving forward with a new national PD model with the creation of one national conference. Watch the Video

2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines

Review the new CAIS Accreditation Guidelines that are being piloted this school year. We welcome your feedback!


The Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is a community of independent schools who choose to meet and exceed rigorous National Standards that inspire continuous whole school improvement.

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Developing Leaders Who Are Shaping The Future Of Education

Sping - Summer - Fall LI

Prepare for senior leadership roles in independent schools

CAIS Governance Webinar Series

Respecting the Rights of Transgender Students

Examine best practices for supporting and accommodating trans students in an independent school setting. The session also reviews the definitions of gender identity and gender expression under the Ontario Human Rights Code and will discusses steps that schools should take to make students feel accepted and included.

The Importance of a Blank Page, and Some Deep Thinking

Making the CAIS


by Graham Hookey, Head of School at Kempenfelt Bay School

Since 1984 I have written a weekly column for local newspapers in the communities in which I have lived. My purposes are quite simple. First, I feel that discussions surrounding education and parenting (the main thrusts of my writing) are both necessary and helpful. I throw ideas up in the air, share the insights and research of others, and then hope some of it settles in such a way that it's helpful to parents as they take on the ever-challenging role of raising children ...

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The two biggest differences a teacher can make in September

Dear Teachers, The buzz word of the day is personalized, and I follow the debates carefully. In August, McKinsey and Company wrote about how to scale personalized learning; this week, One Schoolhouse claimed to be the “first independent school with personalized student courses.” We all use the word, and at the very least ...

A blog by Anne-Marie Kee that covers topics on education, administration and parenting.

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