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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.

Respecting the Rights of Transgender Students

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Standard: Governance (Governance Series)

Date: May 12, 2016


This session will examine best practices for supporting and accommodating trans students in an independent school setting. The session will review the definitions of gender identity and gender expression under the Ontario Human Rights Code and will discuss steps that schools should take to make students feel accepted and included.

The session will examine a range of relevant issues including use of washrooms, gym class, sports teams, school trips and classrooms and will review the nature of the accommodation process.


Speaker: Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is an associate in the Toronto office of BLG. She practices in both the Labour and Employment Group and the Insurance and Tort Liability Group. Stephanie was a summer student and an articling student at BLG before joining the Firm as an associate in 2013.