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National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.

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.

Celebrate Canadian School Counselling Week

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
February 4-8, 2019

PDF flyer

A week to recognize the contributions of the School Counselling Profession to the personal, social, educational and career development, and the mental health and wellbeing, of all students in Canada.

View the webpage here.

Flourish: The Positive Education Conference

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario
June 16th & June 17th, 2019

Learn. Connect. Be Inspired.

This inaugural conference on Positive Education will be a unique gathering of educators fromacross North America.

The event will serve as an exciting opportunity to advance the understanding of PositiveEducation, to share promising practices and to
connect to a global movement dedicated to wellbeing and achievement.

We look forward to hosting you for two exciting days of:

  • Wellbeing activitiesValuable workshops
  • Panel discussions
  • Locally sourced Niagara food & wine
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lea Waters,
    PhD, President of the International
    Positive Psychology Association,
    Professor and Founding Director of the
    Positive Psychology Centre at the
    University of Melbourne.

We look forward to hosting you for this memorable Niagara experience!

View the PDF 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.