CAIS members can view up to date COVID-19 resources and school samples here.
Through extensive consultation with experts and experienced board members, CAIS has developed this manual to support best practices in governance in Canadian Independent Schools. The 2021 Governance Guide includes a comprehensive suite of approximately 100 resources, including sample policies, guidelines, positions descriptions and/or checklists that provide Boards with key guidance for their governance practices.
This interactive resource features text and lively, dynamic, and thought-provoking videos of 24 different Heads offering key insights for new Heads. Content includes developing your personal journeys and well being, navigating relationships with both your board and faculty/staff, and managing adversity and change. Additional videos offering insight into crisis management and strategic planning are in development for inclusion in the resource in the near future.
This Guide supports individual CAIS schools by laying out a roadmap on how to navigate the process of collecting student demographic or identity-based data. It is designed to serve as a handbook and provides guides, tools (e.g., student demographic survey templates) and tips.
CAIS offers resources within CAIS Connect to meet emergent needs of schools. Our current selection of resources is composed of both samples provided by schools as well as resources commissioned by CAIS. Resources are organized according to the 2021 CAIS National Standards.