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Register for the 2017 National Leaders Conference - Academics

April 9 - 11, 2017.
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Leadership Institute

Register for the upcoming Spring and Summer Leadership Institute. Learn More & Register

2016 CAIS Webinar Recordings

Watch our International Fundraising, Governance Series, National Student Panel on Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, 2015 KPI Benchmarking Overview and our Review on Executing Accreditation Pilot Surveys webinars in CAIS Connect.
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Register for upcoming webinars here

2016 NLC Resources now available

Both the Catalytic Conversations on the Future of Education - Summary Report and the workshop material is now in CAIS Connect.
Access the Summary Report and Workshop Material

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!


CAIS Conferences

Update on the National Network Advisory Council for CAIS (NNACC)

In June, CAIS will bring together council members for a 1.5 day meeting in Toronto. Drew Stephens, Head of Southridge School and Michaele Robertson, CAIS Board member will support the development of our new national network guidelines, and Marc Ayotte, Head of Hillfield Strathallan College, has offered to share the work of the Research Committee and how it will align with the new national conference. From this meeting we hope to then create a National conference planning committee that includes seven representatives from the National Networks.

NNACC Mandate - Draft:
To advise CAIS on how to support the seven partner group (national networks) as we strengthen communications and relationships to better align accreditation, professional development and research, with a new one national conference model.

Council Members

Admissions Professionals
Janis Clark, Collingwood School
Jessie-May Rowntree, Pickering College

Advancement Professionals
James McMillan, Selwyn House School
Mireille Millette*, Sterling Hall School

Business Professionals
David Burton, Brentwood College
Nicole Murphy, Pickering College

Junior/Middle School Leaders
Ron Clark*, Rundle College
Heather MacDonald, Holy Trinity School

IT Professionals
Jim LaPlante, Upper Canada College
Mary Anne Van Acker, The Bishop Strachan School

Senior School Leaders
Denise Lamarche, St. Michaels University School
Bryan Auld, Bayview Glen

University Guidance Professionals
Kim Tulloch*, Lower Canada College
Ally Read, Armbrae Academy

CAIS Board members
Drew Stephens, Southridge School
Michaele Robertson, University of Toronto Schools (retired)

CAIS National Research Chair
Marc Ayotte, Hillfield Strathallan College




Each year, the Heads of School and Board Chairs of CAIS member schools gather for the Annual Conference. The Conference is hosted by a different school or group of schools every year.

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From the work of The 2051 Project, conversations with our National Networks, and researching trends from around the world, we know there is a changing landscape in education.

CAIS understands that there is a sense of urgency and the need to refine the future vision of independent schools while maintaining a hungry, humble, nimble attitude in order for CAIS schools to continue to be permanent and strong.

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