Women's Network

The CIS Ontario Women's Network was established three years ago to unite and connect women from CIS Ontario schools. It provides participants with opportunities to meet new people, make networking connections and have meaningful conversations about work and their careers.

The Women's Network gathers for a dynamic evening each spring to explore networking and mentorship strategies for women. A panel discussion is followed by facilitated networking and a mixer. Past panel discussion has explored how to create and develop a mentoring and support network, the roles that mentors have played in their career, and most importantly how one should build a professional network. It’s a great chance to meet new people and have meaningful conversations about your career.

Women's Network Event 2021

Please join us online on February 18, 2021 for an event created entirely for you to feel more grounded and connected to other women who can unite in shared understanding. We will be led through a short reflective writing session by Jalynn Bosley, from ALIVE Outdoors, and then spend casual time with each other. This will be a low-key evening, starting with an opportunity to focus on yourself.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time & Place: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. over Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

Registration: Please check your email for details and a registration link.

Facilitator: Jalynn Bosley, ALIVE Outdoors Owner/ Executive Director

Jal was a speaker on last year’s CIS Ontario Women’s Network panel. Like everyone these days, she and the team at ALIVE have had to find a way forward, while still staying rooted in their values. She has been talking about the importance of unplugging from our screens for years, and so this shift has been immensely humbling.  Thankfully she has also been teaching (and personally coming to further understand) the importance of learning to sit in peace with yourself, to embrace simple joys, to dig into your strengths, to persevere, and to truly appreciate your own essence. These things have come in handy lately! While it was not the 20th Anniversary year for ALIVE that she anticipated, she has been surprised to learn that with time, space, presence, and listening, it is actually possible to share meaningful moments and to deepen connections across a screen.  She looks forward to sharing this time with all of you.

Please visit: www.aliveonline.ca to learn more.

Jalynn Bosley, ALIVE Outdoors Owner/ Executive Director
Alive Outdoors

Recap: Women's Network Event 2020

The 3rd Annual CIS Ontario Women's Network took place on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at host school, Trafalgar Castle School.

Attendees experienced several Ted-Talk style presentations, a Q&A session, and break-out discussion groups with our panel - Shauna Barnes, Jalynn Bosley, Leslie McBeth and Dr. Leanne Foster as we explored the theme: Authenticity, Acceptance & Alignment: Owning your own JourneyThis inspirational evening carried on the Upper Canada College host's founding tradition of strengthening our relationships within the CIS Ontario community while continuing the building of a network of women in education to connect, empower & support one another.

Thank you to Trafalgar Castle School, and the leadership and volunteerism of Penny Senior, Sam Welbourn and Danielle Zupancic. We acknowledge the time and passion they are devoting to planning and executing this important event for the CIS Ontario community.

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CIS Ontario extends a HUGE thank you to the Grade 9 student from Trafalgar Castle who designed a special new logo.
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For additional information, please contact:
Sheri Little
Executive Assistant/ Event Manager