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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.

CAIS Sponsorship Program

Who is CAIS

The Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) includes over 90 schools which are committed to the mission of continual whole school improvement. Each of the member schools undergoes a reflective and collaborative accreditation process, meeting rigorous National Standards. As a community of independent schools, we explore and pursue exemplary leadership training, research, national collaborative initiatives and international standards of educational excellence.


Becoming a CAIS Sponsorship allows your company to interact with a range of senior level professionals within our Canadian Accredited Independent Schools.

Companies have the flexibility to sponsor one or both National Leadership Conferences, allowing them to customize the audience and maximizing your return on investment.

Sponsorship allows for unique opportunities to introduce your products and services to key decision makers and influencers, who have significant annual budgets. All Sponsors, at various levels, receive increasing degrees of exposure via on-site, online, and in print promotions. Company logos are integrated throughout our web and digital marketing content.

Sponsors are investing in their community by sponsoring educational programming.

CAIS by the Numbers

92 members schools across Canada

27 Boarding Schools

2 Annual Leadership Conferences

12 Internationally Recognized Standards of Accreditation

49,686 + Students

1,800 Members in Leadership Positions

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies can choose to sponsor the 2019 Heads & Chairs Conference and/or the 2020 National Leaders Conference.


The Heads & Chairs Conference offers an excellent opportunity for you to network and engage with 200+ of the most influential people in Canadian independent school education while they are gathered in one place to learn and share with colleagues.

When & Where:

October 17-19, 2019 at the Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON


Heads of School and Chairs of Board of Directors

The National Leadership Conference allows your company to interact with a range of senior level professionals within our Canadian Accredited Independent Schools. For 2020, the audience will be 200+ Academic Leaders.

When & Where:

April 5-7, 2020 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC


Independent School academic leaders with portfolios in the areas of
Academic Curriculum Directors, IT Directors, and Junior, Middle and Senior School Principals.

CAIS Sponsor Requirements

Companies interested in being a CAIS Sponsor must agree to the following points:

Interested? Let's talk!

If you are interested in more information on how you can become involved, please contact our sponsorship team: