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Register for the CAIS National Leaders Conference

Register today to join us virtually on April 12-16 for the 2021 National Leaders Conference: Positive Transformation: Reframing our Relevance.

This year we are offering two distinct conference experiences - one for Academic leaders and one for Operations leaders - all for one school fee with unlimited attendees! Find out more here.

COVID-19 Resources & School Samples

CAIS members can view up to date COVID-19 resources and school samples here.

Leadership Series

Art of Leadership Awards

To be considered for this award, leaders must have participated in the Leadership Institute and completed their first year of a new leadership position in a CAIS school.

You have mentored others

Your influence extends beyond your school

You are nominated by your peer

Your influence extends beyond your province

2020 - Virtual Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration

Peter Sturrup
Head of School, Pickering College

2020 - Virtual Art of Leadership Award Celebrations

Stuart K.C. Grainger
Headmaster, Trinity College School

Christopher Shannon
Head of School, Lower Canada College

2019 - Hosted by Rothersay Netherwood School

Carol Grant-Watt
Head of School, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

Tom Matthews
Head of School, St. George’s School


2018 - Hosted by St. Michaels University School

Martha Perry
Head of School, St. Clement's School

Tam Matthews
Head of School, West Point Grey Academy


2017 - Hosted by King's-Edgehill School

Gary O'Meara
Head of School, Armbrae Academy 

David Robertson
Head of School, Shawnigan Lake School


2016 - Hosted by St. Andrews College

Patricia Parisi
Principal (retired), St. Clement's School 

Paul Kitchen
Head of School (retired), Rothesay Netherwood School


2015 - Hosted by St. Margaret's School

Hal Hannaford
Head of School (retired), Selwyn House School 

Claire Summerlus
Head of Robbins Hebrew Academy


2014 - Hosted by Ridley College

Deryn Lavell
Head of The Bishop Strachan School 

William Mitchell
Head of Bishop's College School


2013 - Hosted by Rothersay Netherwood School

Peter Sturrup
Head of Pickering College

Jim Officer
Retired Head of St. George’s School of Montreal


2012 - Hosted by Trinity College School

Karen Murton
Head of Branksome Hall 

Ian Robinson
Head of The Sterling Hall School


2011 - Hosted by Shawnigan Lake School

Patricia Dawson
Head of Crofton House 

Rodger Wright
Head of Collingwood School


2010 - Hosted by Appleby College

David Hadden
Retired Head of Lakefield College School 

Kim MaGee
Retired Head of The Bishop Strachan School