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Leadership Institute

Prepare for senior leadership roles in independent schools with our Leadership Institute. Learn More & Register

Online PD Webinars

Each year, we host webinars on national topics that are most relevant to our leaders. Access previously recorded webinars in CAIS Connect. Register for upcoming webinars here.

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!

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.

Contact us to post your program with CAIS

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.

Join PHE Canada November 2 and 3 to Make a Positive Change
2017 Healthy School Community National Forum

Celebrate Canada's 150th in Ottawa, Ontario and discover how school communities across Canada are enhancing the well-being and achievement of children and youth.

Physical and Health Education Canada’s HSC National Forum is a biennial national event that brings together community leaders and decision-makers working in health, education, research, government and active living sectors. The two-day networking and professional development event presents an opportunity for all sectors serving the same child to come together to engage with and learn from school health champions, and district and government leaders that have made healthy schools a priority goal in their community.

Find out more at http://www.phecanada.ca/HSCForum2017

The Bishop Strachan School presents: Investigations & Expressions - Summer Symposium 2017

Workshops from July 4 to 7, 2017

Bring the power of inquiry-based learning to your classroom.

Discover the potential of inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired learning to transform your classroom. With hands-on workshops, case studies and tours of the BSS Junior School, Summer Symposium offers educators a chance to explore inspiring ideas, materials and techniques while developing potential plans for your own collaborative environment.

Register and learn more here: https://www.bss.on.ca/summersymposium

Hillfield Strathallan College (HSC) is pleased to host the PBL Canada Institute in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on August 21 - 23, 2017. Attendees will be actively engaged in one the following sessions:

  • PBL 101: Begin Your PBL Journey (For Teachers)
  • PBL 201: Continue Your PBL Journey (For Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Specialists & School Leaders)
  • PBL Leadership Academy: Support Your PBL Journey (For Administrators and Instructional Leaders)

Register and learn more here: www.hsc.on.ca/pblcanada

Watch PBL in Action at HSC based on faculty training at the Buck Institute: www.hsc.on.ca/pblvideo

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.

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