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Over the past thirteen years, CAPS-I has become the recognized and respected voice of the international education at the K to 12 public school level in Canada.

As the Board Chair of CAPS-I, I work with our 8 Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Marketing & Communications Manager to continue developing and refining the vision and advocating for international education at the K to 12 public school level in Canada.

Over the last thirteen years, CAPS-I members have increased substantially and have seen many collective achievements. These include:

  • significant growth in the number of school districts and boards engaged internationally and with CAPS-I.
  • year over year increase in the number of international students studying in Canada from K to 12.
  • diversification of international student enrolment, with members welcoming students from 149 different countries in 2019.
  • an expansion of internationalization efforts and outbound student mobility.
  • a focus on the health and wellness of international students studying in our schools

CAPS-I’s 130 member school districts and boards are committed to offering welcoming, inclusive and responsive learning environments for all students. Their high quality educational programs attract over 45,000 international students each year from all corners of the globe. International students continue to make significant contributions to their communities and schools across Canada.

Mr. Kim Hoffart, B.Ed, M.Ed

Board Chair