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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!


Research is an integral part of how CAIS supports and serves our members’ needs. Through research CAIS empowers our members pursuit of excellence by providing opportunities for meaningful collaboration between schools to produce valuable resources for all member schools.

Our valuable research projects are located in CAIS Connect, our member-only web portal.

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  • Benchmark
  • Compensation Survey (Heads and Leadership Teams)
  • Boarding - Enrolment

signature projects

  • Risk Management (2011)
  • Governance (2012)
  • Parent Motivation (2013)
  • Leadership - Ahead of the Game (2014)
  • CAIS Foundations Report (2014)
  • Online Learning (2014/2015)
  • National Tracking Projects (2015)

ad hoc Projects

  • The 2051 Project (2015)
  • Online Learning in Canadian Universities (2015)
  • Online Learning Strategies in CAIS schools (2015)
  • CAIS Fundraising Performance Analysis (2015)
  • Homestay Strategies in CAIS Schools (2015)
  • Connect North (2015)
  • Leadership in Our Schools (2015)
  • Boarding - Mental Health (2014)
  • Enrolment Management (2014)

CAIS Research Contact

  • Research Coordinator

  • CAIS
  • 264 Welland Avenue
  • 2nd Floor, Suite P
  • St. Catharines, ON L2R 2P8
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