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Developed in consultation with private & independent school operators/owners/associations as well as lawyers representing private & independent schools, this program will cover:

  • The law governing private & independent schools
  • Who can enroll a student? Do both parents need to be on the contract?
  • Admissions requirements – can it be refused when there is no entrance exam?
  • The rights of non-custodial parent
  • Cyber-bullying and the responsibilities of school leaders
  • Duty to accommodate special needs students – what's the standard?
November 7, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
In Person & Webcast
Faculty Chair: Eric Roher, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate
: $545 plus HST
* CIS Ontario schools get 10% off our education law programs with promo code, CIS-10.


Please contact the Registration Team at


Please join us at Sterling Hall for an incredible evening of learning and insight from an esteemed expert in the field of health & wellness.

Dr. Stan Kutcher, internationally renowned adolescent and child mental health expert, academic leader, professor at Dalhousie University's department of psychiatry and the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and former director World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre in Canada, will be our guest speaker Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30PM.

The evening's program will include an accurate definition of mental health, insights on current-day stress and anxiety in youth, what clinicians are seeing in their practices and how best to support each child's growth and journey.

Dr. Kutcher will provide guidance for parents on how to raise healthy children in today's complex world and an understanding of the important roles played by family and school to ensure mentally healthy and successful futures.

Dr. Stanley Kutcher - Mental Health Expert

6:00 - registration and light refreshments

6:30 PM - start

The Sterling Hall School

99 Cartwright Ave

Toronto, Ontario M6A1V4

Participants: Parents and interested faculty/staff from CIS Ontario schools Cost: Free here to RSVP - seating is limited.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Bayview Glen

Moatfield Campus (Prep and Upper Schools)

85 Moatfield Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3B 3L6

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for the Fall CIS Ontario Heads' Network Meeting, Annual General Meeting and Reception at Bayview Glen on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

1. Heads' Network Meeting Agenda - November 6, 2018

2. CIS Ontario AGM Agenda - November 6, 2018

3. CIS Ontario AGM Minutes - November 7, 2017

4. Notice of Motions - November 6, 2018

5. Governance Report and Revised Bylaw - October 18, 2018

6. Financial Statements - June 30, 2018

If you are unable to attend, please download the following form to provide a proxy vote and return it by email to

Parking is available at Bayview Glen. Please click here to view a campus map.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Sarah Craig

Executive Director

CIS Ontario


St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road

Breslau (Waterloo Region), Ontario

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 - Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Cost: $100 per participant

* This low cost is possible through generous donations.

Hotel: Delta Hotel Guelph ($139) - reference TechFest 2018 or click here

* Hotel accommodations are the booking responsibility of participants.

Along with excellent networking opportunities with your peers, experience these event highlights that will provide takeaways that will help connect your whole school community.

Jim LaPlante - Executive Director
Upper Canada College is committed to creating a new data-driven decision model that will use analytics to drive change and create innovation. Learn how UCC is working to create a data environment that will support their strategic directions with data analytics.

Rich Kunc - Head of Senior School - Hillfield Strathallan College
Learn how Hillfield Strathallan Senior School is using the ON products as the only communication tools to keep students, parents, faculty, and staff engaged.

Justin Medved - Director of Learning, Innovation and Technology - The York School
onRecord - Open Session
Discover how The York School is leveraging onRecord to create a centralized dashboard that can support student success. Take this opportunity to discuss best practices, share ideas and maximize your onRecord Toolkit.

Fireside Chat sponsored by Wellington Brewery
with Steven Woods, Senior Engineering Director (Google)
Jody Schnarr, CEO (Fibernetics)
Jodi Marner, Head of Talent Initiatives (Communitech)
Joseph Bou Younes, Head of Data Initiatives and AI (Communitech) and others.

Chat with leading experts on the future of technology and education. The intersection of technology and education sparks some interesting conversations around the role of a school in a dramatically changing world with an uncertain future - come and explore this level of thinking with visionary thought leaders in this domain.


For more information, please contact Andrew Duszczyszyn, Kathleen Peak or Batula Grant.

Appleby College is hosting an International Universities Fair on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All students in grades 10-12 and their families are invited and encouraged to attend. The evening will begin with short presentations from each school at 6:00 p.m. in the gym followed by a fair in the same location. Please click here for a list of participating schools and contact information. Registration is encouraged. Please click here to RSVP.

Independent school education

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