Expect The Best


National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.

Karen Flindall

Research & Communications Coordinator


A graduate of McMaster University, Karen's early career was in marketing and communication for an accounting firm. More recently, Karen worked on the Ontario Augmented Reality Network (OARN) project. She started working at CAIS in 2012, helping with accreditation reports on a part-time basis. Karen loves working with everyone on the CAIS team, and after the OARN project was complete, she began spending more time working for CAIS, taking on additional responsibilities such as the Top 12. As the mother of two teenagers, she is very interested in education, and she is thrilled to be assuming the communications and research role this fall.

In her spare time, Karen loves hiking with her family, including her dog, Scout.