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After reviewing the information available from The Public Health Agency of Canada and The World Health Organization, and in consideration of the health and safety of our community and staff, our team has decided to cancel the 2020 CAIS National Leaders Conference and Pre-Conference/ Spring Leadership Institute (LI) on April 4-7, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. We will be holding both Academics and Operations at the 2021 CAIS National Leaders Conference, April 11-13, 2021. The Accreditation and Assessment modules for the Pre-Conference/Spring LI will be held virtually; all registrants will be contacted with more information.


Our Theme Inspired Us

20/20 Vision of Excellence in Education: Focus on the Future

We live in complex times. Our schools to be nimble, dynamic and adaptive as, every day, we work to challenge the status quo. The leaders in our schools are dedicated to ensuring that we can equip students to tackle society's most enduring challenges with an eye to the future. Through their participation, it is clear that nothing in our schools happens in isolation; excellence is no exception to that. 

Each of our member schools, and CAIS, is founded on the ideal of excellence in education. How do we define excellence? What evidence might we collect that allows us to know we are living the promise of excellence? How do we stay relevant as these notions change over time? Excellence must also be examined at different scales; self - school - network in order for us to deepen our impact.

Pre-Conference Activities

Are you interested in hands on learning opportunities to expand your professional growth? Then the Pre-Conference/Spring LI workshop modules are for you. All workshop modules will count towards credits for the CAIS LI diploma requirements.

Pre-Conference Workshops can be added upon registration for the NLC.
Read our interviews with Shirley Muir and Winifred Hunsburger.


Keynotes Speakers





School Tours

More information about school tours to be posted soon



Date: April 11 - 13, 2021 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Audience: Operational Leaders
Theme: TBC

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