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CAIS Student Leadership 2014

Congratulations to St. George's School in Vancouver, the elected hosts of the 2014 Senior Student Leadership conference "Connect the Dots: People, Places, Purpose".

Fast Facts:

  • Who? – Students in Grades 10 and 11
  • What? – CAIS Student Leadership Conference
  • Where? – St. George's School in Vancouver, BC (billeting with St. George's families)
  • When? – April 23-27, 2014 (Opening ceremony starts at 2pm. You are encouraged to arrive on April 23 between 10am and 12:30pm PT.  Departure on the morning of April 27)
  • Why? – To "Connect the Dots"
  • How? – Read on!

Conference Details:

Please click here to view the Student Directors welcome letter.

Please click here to view the agenda.

Registration is now open and space is limited to 30 schools.  We will reserve spots on a first come first registered basis.  Last year the conference sold out so we encourage you to register early!

There is a two part registration process.  The first form is linked below.  This form is used to secure your school's participation (student names are not necessary at this time).  The second part of the process will be a data collection form sent by St. George's School in January collecting details such as student names, allergies/diet restrictions, billeting/MOU forms t-shirt sizes, workshop selections etc.


A block of rooms are booked with the Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre for out of town faculty advisors.  Rooms will be held under the CAIS block until March 1, after this all unbooked rooms will be released back to the hotel.

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at the number listed below or by emailing and mentioning CAIS Senior Student Leadership Conference 2014 to receive the special rate: 

Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre Reservations Direct - 604 707 1939

Email - info@hivancouver.com

Guest Room rates are:

$130.00/night plus applicable taxes ($15 surcharge for each additional person in the room).  A buffet breakfast is included in the fee.

We encourage you to check this page and St. George's School's site for regular updates.  If you have any conference questions please contact Sarah McLean at smclean@stgeorges.bc.ca.

Watch the bid proposal here and the bid acceptance here.

Connect the Dots

2014 CAIS Student Leadership Conference


CAIS Student Leadership 2013

The 2013 Student Leadership Conference was held April 24-27 at Appleby College in Oakville, ON.

The conference theme was “Who Are You?” and the purpose was to offer students a chance to explore leadership through the following different areas of interest: Arts, Athletics, Character, Entrepreneurial, Environmental, Experiential, Intercultural and Service Leadership.  Through workshops, speakers, interactive pod sessions, think tanks, service learning, team-building and reflection, student leaders were closer to answering the question “Who Are You?”.


Letter of invitation - click here

Think Tank Project Outline - click here

Agenda - click here


CAIS Student Leadership 2012

The 2012 Student Leadership Conference was held April 17-21 at Selwyn House School in Montreal, QC.

Please click here to download the welcome letter.

Register here.


CAIS Student Leadership 2011

The 2011 Student Leadership Conference was held April 27-30 at Sacred Heart School of Halifax in Halifax, NS.

Please click here to download Student Feedback on the 2011 Conference.


CAIS Student Leadership 2010

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School hosted the 2010 Student Leadership Conference in Okotoks, Alberta. Organized by a highly committed team of student directors (Thomas, Anny, Mary and Alexa) and lead by faculty advisor, Andrea Weber, the Conference engaged over 130 students from across Canada and Bermuda for four days in April. Highlights included service projects and presentations, a trip to Banff and Lake Louise, and various workshops and discussions about leadership in Canadian independent schools. Thank you to the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School community for hosting a successful conference and setting the bar high for the next CAIS Leadership Conference in 2011.


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