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Announcements

Heads & Chairs Conference

The Conference includes workshops for new Heads and new Chairs, notable Guest Speakers, separate sessions for Heads and Chairs, and the CAIS Annual General Meeting. Several other presentations and workshops take place, which vary each year. Learn more & register here.

Leadership Institute

Prepare for senior leadership roles in independent schools with our Leadership Institute. Learn More

Online PD Webinars

Each year, we host webinars on national topics that are most relevant to our leaders. Access previously recorded webinars in CAIS Connect.

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!


Leadership Series


Art of Leadership Awards

To be considered for this award, leaders must have participated in the Leadership Institute and completed their first year of a new leadership position in a CAIS school.



You have mentored others

Your influence extends beyond your school

You are nominated by your peer

Your influence extends beyond your province




The Art of Leadership Award Winners

2017 - King's-Edgehill School


Gary O'Meara

Head of School, Armbrae Academy

David Robertson

Head of School, Shawnigan Lake School



2016 - St. Andrews College


Patricia Parisi

Principal (retired), St. Clement's School


Paul Kitchen

Head of School (retired), Rothesay Netherwood School




2015 - St. Margaret's School


Hal Hannaford
Head of Selwyn House School

Claire Summerlus
Head of Robbins Hebrew Academy



2014 - Ridley College

Deryn Lavell
Head of The Bishop Strachan School

William Mitchell
Head of Bishop's College School




2013 - Rothesay Netherwood School

Peter Sturrup
Head of Pickering College


Jim Officer
Retired Head of St. George’s School of Montreal




2012 - Trinity College School

Karen Murton
Head of Branksome Hall


Ian Robinson
Head of The Sterling Hall School




2011 - Shawnigan Lake School

Patricia Dawson
Head of Crofton House


Rodger Wright
Head of Collingwood School




2010 - Appleby College

David Hadden
Retired Head of Lakefield College School


Kim MaGee
Retired Head of The Bishop Strachan School




New Leaders Address


2016 - St. Andrew's College

Lori Binder

Head of School, Gray Academy of Jewish Education

David Young

Head of School, TMS School



2015 - St. Margaret's School

Jason Rogers
Head of Rundle College

Sharon Klein
Head of St. George's School of Montreal



2014 - Ridley College


Margaret Dorrance
Head of Calgary French International School


Michel Lafrance
Head of West Island College, Montreal



2013 - Rothesay Netherwood School

James Lee
Head of The Rosedale School


Norman Southward
Head of Ashbury College



2012 - Trinity College School

John Liggett
Head of The Country Day School


Derek Logan
Head of Kingsway College School



2011 - Shawnigan Lake School

Marc Ayotte
Head of Hillfield Strathallan College


Martha Perry
Head of St. Clement's School


2010 - Appleby College

Kevin McHenry
Head of St. Andrew's College

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