The Conference includes workshops for new Heads and new Chairs, notable Guest Speakers, separate sessions for Heads and Chairs, and the CAIS Annual General Meeting. Several other presentations and workshops take place, which vary each year. Learn more & register here.
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.
Janis Clark, Collingwood School
Jessie-May Rowntree, Pickering College
James McMillan, Selwyn House School
Mireille Millette*, Sterling Hall School
David Burton, Brentwood College
Nicole Murphy, Pickering College
Junior/Middle School Leaders
Ron Clark*, Rundle College
Heather MacDonald, Holy Trinity School
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.
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.