Our Purpose

  • CASSA is the Canadian organization of school system leaders that promotes and supports quality education for the success of each student.

The Latest Leaders & Learners


  • Executive Director's Message

    Read it here: February 2020

    Call for Presentations

    CASSA is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 annual CASSA Conference in St. Andrews NB. Presentations will relate to equitable and inclusive schools and systems that support marginalized/racialized students and their well-being. For more information please download the 2020 Call for Presentations document.

     Save The Date
    2020 CASSA Conference: July 2 - 4, 2020
    St. Andrew's By The Sea

    save the date - 2020 conference

    Mark July 2 - 4 on your calendar to join us in St. Andrew's by-the Sea for the 2020 CASSA Conference.

    Download a handy flyer and go to our Annual Conference Web Site where information will be posted as it becomes available. 

    We look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

     2019 EXL Award: Download the 2019 EXL Award Press Release

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    Teachers, Copyright, and Fair Dealing

    Know your rights and know your limits!

    Copyright rules for educators have changed significantly in recent years. While teachers have new opportunities to use copyright-protected materials in their lessons, they also have responsibilities. There are limits to what can be copied and communicated in the classroom. Teachers must know what they can and cannot do with the copyright-protected works of others. Failure to comply with copyright law can result in a teacher, school, or school board being sued for copyright infringement.
    The fair dealing provision in Canada’s copyright law permits teachers to copy and communicate short excerpts from copyright-protected works provided the dealing is “fair.”

    FairDealingDecisionTool.ca helps teachers decide, with a few clicks, whether the fair-dealing provision in the Copyright Act permits copying of short excerpts from print materials, artistic works, or audiovisual materials for students without needing to obtain copyright permission. 

    CASSA Discussion Paper




Members & Partners

  • CASSA Members

    CASSA is a federation of provincial and territorial professional affiliates and individual members:

    • AAESQ and ADGESBQ (Quebec)
    • BCSSA (British Columbia)
    • NLASSA (Newfoundland and Labrador) 
    • NWTSA (Northwest Territories)
    • Yukon
    • Nunavut
    • Prince Edward island
    • MASS (Manitoba)
    • NBSSA (New Brunswick)
    • OCSOA and OPSOA (Ontario) 
    • CASS (Alberta)
    • LEADS (Saskatchewan)
    • RNDGÉ

    CASSA Education Partners

    • CMEC Copyright Consortium  - Currently, all ministries of education across Canada are checking their on-line copyright content to ensure they are using the latest copyright information, graphics, and links. Ministries are conducting this review to discuss what further materials may be required to accentuate our copyright awareness campaign in the forthcoming 2019-20 school year. Click the logo to link to the Fair Dealing decision Tool.

    • Make a Future is a recruitment initiative created by the BC Public School Employers' Association as a joint venture among BC's 60 public boards of education, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, and the Ministry of Education.
    • EdCan (formerly the Canadian Education Association) supports and promotes the innovative and courageous leadership that is driving change in Canada’s education systems.
    • CASSA is a partner with the AASA.

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