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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.

Responding to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

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Standard: Governance (Governance Series)

Date: May 18, 2016


Practical Implications:

  • Reporting obligations to police, Ontario College of Teachers, parents, insurer
  • Scope of internal investigation
  • Responding to criminal investigations
  • The challenges of historical abuse allegations

Legal Implications:

  • Limitation periods
  • Damage awards-loss of income/future care awards
  • Establishing the standard of care expected of a school


Speaker: Mary Lynn Gleason

Mary Lynn Gleason is a partner in and member of the Health Law Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Her practice focuses on the defence of hospitals and their staff in medical malpractice claims. She has acted as counsel for hospitals, nurses, physicians and other health practitioners at inquests, civil trials, various levels of courts and administrative tribunals, including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. She has extensive experience in the defence of complex obstetrical brain injury medical malpractice cases. Mary Lynn also serves as general counsel to hospitals on a wide range of issues including privileges, policy, privacy and risk management issues. Mary Lynn has acted for a variety of institutional clients in the defence of abuse allegations.