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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.


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

Please email our office to request a copy.

signature projects

  • Risk Management (2011)
  • Governance (2016)
  • Parent Motivation (2013)
  • Leadership - Ahead of the Game (2014)
  • CAIS Foundations Report (2014)
  • Online Learning (2014/2015)
  • National Tracking Projects (2015)

View in CAIS Connect.

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)

View in CAIS Connect.

CAIS Research Contact

  • Research Coordinator

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