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Mission, Mandate & Beliefs

Mission

Canadian Association of Public Schools-International is committed to advocacy and promotion of international education programs in Canadian public schools.

The Mandate of CAPS-I is to:

  • Foster a collaborative approach in the promotion of international education opportunities across Canada
  • Act as a forum for sharing information about international education in public schools
  • Ensure that all member programs adhere to the prescribed practices related to ‘Student Care & Support, Homestay Screening & Selection, Homestay Monitoring & Support & Working with Partners/Agents’
  • Serve as a resource for K-12 international student programs
  • Promote a unified “Canadian” approach to international education practices across the country
  • Initiate, facilitate, and coordinate joint marketing activities
  • Become a provincially, nationally, and internationally recognized organization
  • Act as an advocate for K-12 international education
  • Collaborate with provincial and federal governments and international educational groups within and outside of Canada
  • International education strengthens public education in Canada
  • Public schools in Canada must provide excellent international education programming to international students
  • Ongoing support is essential to maximize success for international students in schools and homestays

Beliefs

  • International students provide a complementary,  enriching experience to the Canadian multi-cultural mosaic
  • The presence of international programs assist Canadian staff and students in preparing for life in the global community of the future
  • The multi-national relationships developed through international programs will result in long term benefits for Canada
  • Investment in international education programs in public schools is beneficial for sustainability and growth of international programs in a competitive, world-wide market