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Our Corporate Sponsors

We invite member and nonmember schools to use our directory of Corporate Sponsors and Consultants to find a business or consultant who may be of service to your school. While CIS Ontario does not formally endorse any of our sponsors, we encourage our members to consider the following companies and consultants in their enduring commitment to school improvement and innovation.

Bienenstock Playgrounds

Bienenstock improves the lives of children and communities by connecting them to nature.

We are known for taking on complex projects and surpassing expectations for quality, timelines and budget, while winning awards for ground-breaking design and sustainable construction. We provide turn-key design and build services for your outdoor space. Specializing in natural playgrounds and outdoor classrooms, Bienenstock’s designs are the best option for the developmental needs of children and the curriculum needs of educators. Visit us here for more information.

Borden Ladner Gervais

The lawyers in our education law group advise independent schools and school boards throughout Ontario in their education law, labour relations and employment law needs. Our group is one of the largest education law groups in the country. We are, therefore, uniquely positioned to provide our clients with expert, timely and innovative advice on a host of education, labour and employment issues as well as the legal expertise of our colleagues from other departments within the firm.

In particular, we provide advice to independent schools on a range of legal issues, including student discipline, safe schools, negligence and liability, human rights, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, freedom of information and special education. In addition, we have been an effective and responsive advocate for independent schools before both the courts and administrative tribunals. BLG Canada


Centaur Products Inc.

Centaur Products Inc. has been providing quality sports surfacing, spectator seating, scoreboards, electronic message displays and gymnasium equipment to the Canadian athletic community since 1973. We are exclusive dealers of Robbins Sports Surfaces, Pulastic Synthetic Surfaces, Polytan Synthetic Turf & Running Tracks, Daktronics LED Scoreboards & LED Message & Video Displays and Southern Bleacher Grandstand Seating. Centaur is a Canadian owned and operated company with offices located nationally. Our head office is located in Vancouver, B.C. with branch offices located in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto and Halifax. Visit our website here.


Cornerstone Brokerlink Insurance Brokers

Exclusive rates and exceptional coverage for CIS Ontario members! Serving the private school sector for more than 25 years, Cornerstone Insurance Brokers offers our Exclusive Insurance Program, with enhanced commercial coverage at discounted premiums that are extraordinarily competitive to private schools. Our program also offers additional services such as:

  • A superior program that offers Unique coverages, Exclusive pricing and Risk Management customized to schools and boards.
  • One on one business continuity planning consultation
  • In house claims service that walks you through all aspects of the claim process

Our Program Manager, Jane Dalton, has over 20 years experience insuring Private/Independent Schools and has a dedicated passion to the Private School Sector.

Contact Darren at, 416 798 8001 or 1-888-768-8001 ext. 417, or visit our website at for more information.

En-Pro International Inc.

En-Pro International works with a number of CIS Ontario member schools to remove the guesswork that comes with buying natural gas and electricity. For 25 years, En-Pro has successfully worked to ensure the best energy arrangements and solutions are put in place for industries and institutions across Canada. Our programs bring you comfort, peace of mind, and above all budget stability in volatile markets. Energy 'door knockers' and marketers receive commissions based on the price and length of the contracts they want you to sign. Our experts are your school's independent and unbiased advocates - we are not tied in any way to marketers or suppliers - and we will put that in writing. Our objectivity allows us to put cost control and reduction strategies in place for you at all times. Visit us at: - or call us at 1(800)-686-6449 ext. 111.


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Since 1927, Gallagher has worked with organizations to provide strategic group benefits consulting through cost containment initiatives, risk management strategies, trend and claims analysis, and ongoing benefits administrative services. We are pleased to work in partnership with CIS Ontario to provide members with a group benefits program encompassing comprehensive coverage,flexible options and competitive group pricing. 

As an industry-leading provider of employee benefits consulting and administrative services in Canada, Gallagher is well positioned to develop and administer programs that support a marketplace advantage for Independent Schools. Today’s complex marketplace requires a trusted partner who is committed to making a genuine difference in the health and welfare of both your valued employees and your bottom line. Gallagher combines innovative solutions and thoughtful advice with transparent and ethical business practices to help fuel your growth and minimize risk. 

Please click here to receive additional information regarding customized programs for CIS Ontario members.


Horn IT Solutions Inc.

Horn IT Solutions Inc. is an IT Professional services company serving the small and medium business market. Founded in 2002, we have helped many organizations in the financial services, property management, retail, manufacturing and educational sectors get the most out of their technology. Visit our website here.


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Sigma Promotions               

Sigma Promotions is a promotional marketing company that specializes in working with independent schools and not for profit organizations. We offer quality crested memorabilia items, alumni, event and speaker gifts and are pleased to serve a number of clients across North America. We work closely with advancement offices as well as special event committees and school stores. We're only a phone call (905) 841-9314 or email away and look forward to serving you!




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