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
- 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
Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
CAPS-I is committed to understanding and combatting racism and ensuring that this is reflected in the life and culture of the association through our policies, promotions, and practices by:
- purposefully identifying, discussing and navigating issues of racism and the impact it has on our association and its people.
- holding ourselves, our communities and stakeholders accountable to gain a better understanding, recognize and act against any inequities.
- learning about and supporting all people and communities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, identity, orientation and perspective.
- developing and working with our Board of Directors and Understanding & Combatting Racism Committee around strategies that address racism within the broader academic and business communities to which CAPS-I is connected.