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


  • Annual Conference Update

    Hoping that you and your families are staying safe and keeping healthy.

    Given the pandemic and its considerable impacts on our lives, CASSA has decided to postpone the 2020 conference and hold it at St. Andrew’s By The Sea in 2022. We will continue with the 2021 conference in Montreal.  Those of you who have made hotel reservation will receive an email from the hotel confirming your cancellation.

    We are disappointed at having to reschedule the 2020 conference yet know that it is the right decision for everyone’s health while preventing CASSA from incurring financial penalties.


    Ken Bain
    Executive Director 

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page
    CASSA has createed a new page dedicated to the posting of resources shared and/or developed by CASSA Members related to COVID-19. This page will be updated as new materials are available.

    Find these helpful resources under the Resources Tab -> Covid-19 Resources

     Executive Director's Message: May 2020

     2019 EXL Award: Download the 2019 EXL Award Press Release

    Fair Dealing Logo

    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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