Welcome to ISAP Canada! As many of us wait anxiously for spring, we have exciting news. CAISAP (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Advancement Professionals) has a new name: Independent School Advancement Professionals Canada.
This change follows a long period of consultation and strategic planning. The National Network guidelines introduced by CAIS in 2015 restrict the program that CAISAP had been delivering for over thirty years on behalf of all Advancement professionals working in schools. The relatively new CAIS National Leadership Conference only provides professional development for leaders, which does not satisfy our mandate of offering support to all who play a role in Advancement, and at all Canadian independent/private schools.
It is time for a fresh start, so, our new name is step one….ISAP Canada. We still have the same dedicated board and advisory members working to strengthen our sector. We still have the same vision to provide the best independent school advancement professional development, networking, and collegiality for which we are so well-known. For example, many of you attended the recent CCAE Independent School Summit in January. This event is a burgeoning partnership for ISAP Canada and we look forward to sharing news of more events with CCAE soon.
Our ISAP Canada membership directory
is up and active and open to all independent schools in Canada. It is ready for all members of your team to connect with a peer in another school who might have experience and expertise to share. Indeed, for 30 years, this open and reciprocal sharing has defined our organization and it is in this proud tradition that we continue now. If you are not sure who to connect with, use our social media channels, like LinkedIn
, and Twitter
to connect with a wider base of independent school colleagues.
We are here for you, and encourage you to reach out to us and our fellow Board colleagues with any questions about this transition or ideas for the future.
Here’s to a happy and productive spring.
Mireille Millette, CFRE
President, ISAP Canada
Associate Director of Advancement
The Sterling Hall School, Toronto
Geneviève Delaquis, CFRE
Vice President, ISAP Canada
Director of Advancement
Balmoral Hall School, Winnipeg
ISAP Canada Board members
Christina Barwinsky, St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
Nic Carhart, Rothesay Netherwood School
Sharon Cozens, Trafalgar School for Girls
Adrienne Davidson, St. George’s School (BC)
Ben Fitch, Little Flower Academy
Maria Gonçalves, Glenlyon Norfolk School
Brent Johnston, The Country Day School
Annette Kopec Brawley, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Lara McDonald, Brentwood College
Lindsay Tarvit, Upper Canada College
ISAP Canada Advisory Board members
Tina Alto, Balmoral Hall School
John Davies, Global Philanthropic
Laura Edwards, York House School
Rudy Massimo, Shawnigan Lake School
James McMillan, Selwyn House School