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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.

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 - member school portal 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