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Leadership Institute

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

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. Register for upcoming webinars here.

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!

Become a Member


In a country where education is a provincial jurisdiction, our national organization encourages schools to provide more than the provincial requirements in terms of programs and opportunities for students.

Benefits of Membership


  • A recognized status assuring adherence to 12 National Standards
  • An external review process that acts as a catalyst for change
  • Drives continuous whole school improvement

Professional Development & Career Resources

  • Conferences
  • Leadership Institute & Next Step Diploma
  • Access to online training
  • Job posting on our highly visited Career Board


  • Annual and Ad Hoc Research Projects
  • Research Grants
  • CAIS Connect - Resource Center

Communities & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Access to National Networks and share knowledge
  • Volunteer opportunities

Become a CAIS Member

This package includes criteria and guidelines for membership as well as application requirements

Learn more about becoming a member

Application Process

Guidelines & Fees

Affiliate Associations

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