Benefits of Membership

WHY SHOULD SCHOOLS JOIN CAIS?

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


Member and Candidate schools have access to all CAIS privileges, including:

Accreditation

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

Professional Development and Career Resources

  • National Leaders Conference
  • Heads & Chairs Conference
  • Leadership Institute including Introduction to Independent School Leadership, Diploma Program, Next Step Program
  • Strategic Change Accelerator
  • Access to online Leadership Development, e.g. webinars and learning series
  • Job posting on our highly visited Career Board

Research

  • Annual and Ad Hoc Research Projects
  • Innovation Grants
  • CAIS Connect (Resource portal)
  • Research Surveys (including Benchmarking, Heads Compensation and Senior Leadership Compensation)

Collaboration and Networking Opportunities

  • National Networks and sharing of knowledge, e.g. Network Zoom meetings and LinkedIn groups
  • National Collaborative Initiatives, e.g. Canadian Boarding Collective and CAIS Green Schools
  • Volunteer opportunities such as Professional Learning Event planning committees

CAIS Accreditation drives each school to continually strive for excellence, be more intentional in its practices and be accountable to all of its constituents. Our accreditation process aligns with the highest National Standards, guiding schools through a continuous whole school improvement process that combines both an internal self-evaluation and an external peer review.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine McCauley, Director of Accreditation & Research at cmccauley@cais.ca.

 

Become a CAIS Member

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