Other Conferences & Resources

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many of our schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities in our sections below.

Aditionally, from time to time, CAIS promotes Professional Development opportunities led by credible organizations with missions and values that are aligned with CAIS.

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CAIS School Conference & PD Opportunities

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities.


Orton-Gillingham Instructor Training
July 6-17
Offered Remotely

We train over 50 educators every year in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Orton-Gillingham is one of the most proven language-based methods for teaching students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, to read and write. Details here.

Positive Education Certification hosted by Fraser Academy 
August 10-14
In-person and remote formats available

The Positive Education Certification (PEC Program™) is a five day training program by the Center for Positive Education, hosted by Fraser Academy. The PEC Program draws on tenants of wellbeing science, including Positive Psychology, Positive Education, Neuroscience and Integrative Health. Details here.

View all of the Fraser Academy X (FAx) programs and services.

Pickering College Event - Real-World Problem Solving Institute

Pickering College is pleased to partner with I-Think to present Real-World Problem Solving Institute, a 6-week course on Integrative Thinking for educators who want collaborative and creative problem solving to come alive in every corner of their classrooms and schools. Integrative Thinking is a problem solving methodology first written about in the Opposable Mind by Roger Martin. It is built on the insight that divergent ideas can be leveraged to create innovative solutions. 
This 6-week course for educators who want collaborative and creative problem solving to come alive in every corner of their classrooms and schools. In this hands-on series, you will learn and practice the tools of Integrative Thinking for real-world problem solving, explore the theoretical underpinnings of the pedagogy, hear from I-Think Mentors about their experiences with students and colleagues and explore how you want to use the tools next school year. 
Join colleagues across grades and subject areas to explore concrete tools to bring 21st century learning, skills and mindsets to life – on the first day of school!
Session Information
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Each session is two hours of synchronous learning, followed by asynchronous practice in between sessions to strengthen the learning.
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
Fee: $549 + HST
For more details, course outline details and registration please visit http://www.rotmanithink.ca/summer-learning-2020

Canadian Universities' Fair
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

St. Andrew’s College (SAC) will host its 13th annual Canadian Universities' Fair for students in York Region on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Last year more than 1000 students gathered information from over 45 universities. We would like to continue this success. Please share this event information with students and parents you think would be interested in learning more about various Canadian universities. Admission and parking are free!
St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON L4G 3H7
T. 905-727-3178 ext 240

Did you know that conversations are a powerful way to connect and engage all stakeholders in your school community?

Join us for a monthly webinar, presented by the Canadian Centre for Brief Coaching and Greenwood College School from October 2019 to June 2020 that will:

  • Focus of all aspects of school life including students, teachers, parents and administrators
  • Provide direction on how to measure the impact of these conversations
  • Learn from other schools and organizations about how they apply Coaching Conversations in their school communities
  • Following each webinar we will send out curated questions and comments from our participants.
  • Each webinar will be recorded and made available online for those who register for a webinar or the series

View more details here.

Regional PD Opportunities

Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)


QAIS promotes collaboration, provides services that further educational leadership and advocates independent English language education in Quebec on behalf of its member schools.

Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC)


The purposes of the ISABC are to foster and encourage the establishment and operation of independent schools in BC. In a spirit of collaboration, the Association draws more closely together the Heads of School, school administrators, teachers, and students. The schools engage in collaborative professional development as the basis for enhancing teaching and learning in the schools.

Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario


Mission: To advance educational excellence in our member schools.

CIS Ontario is an association of independent schools working together to support member schools in their missions to prepare students for the 21st Century.