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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.

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Elizabeth Chambers


Professional Learning Coordinator
CAIS Office, Office

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Currently on maternity leave.

Elizabeth Marie Chambers (nee Zahorchak) began her education at TMS Schools when the school was still lead by founder Mrs. Helma Trass. Elizabeth is also a very proud Havergal College “Old Girl”. During her time at H.C., Elizabeth achieved the Torch, Marguerite and Ivy awards, Bronze and Silver Levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and was awarded the Extend the Torch Trophy for “extraordinary dedication to volunteering”. After completing an Honours B.A.: English Language and Literature at Wilfred Laurier University, Elizabeth went on to finish her B.Ed. at Western University. Elizabeth continued her education expanding her teaching qualifications to include: Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, English, English as a Second Language, Religion, Special Education and Visual Arts, while teaching primarily High School English and English as a Second Language for 10 years.

Elizabeth took a break from teaching when she and her husband became foster parents. This developed into a continued relationship with Community Living as they continue to care for a young man with special needs as part of their family. Elizabeth and her husband also have a young daughter who has everyone wrapped around her little finger.

In her spare time Elizabeth is Head Swim Coach for the Special Olympics Ontario – St. Catharines Dolphins Swim Club and is an active member of the SOO Community Council. She also has played the violin since the age of 4 but now only plays for enjoyment and to entertain the family.

Elizabeth joined the CAIS team in June 2017 and thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of individuals.