Introducing CISPA

CISPA – Working together to enrich the CDNIS experience

Welcome to CISPA, the Canadian International School Parents’ Association. Powered solely by parent volunteers, CISPA works throughout the year to enrich the CDNIS experience.

Through CISPA’s activities and events, we aim to build a warm, friendly school community. Join our social events for parents or attend our much-loved Family Fun Fair. We also provide a wealth of resources for parents. There is a quick link to the Parent Information Handbook on our website, as well as helpful posts that put important details right at your fingertips. CISPA supports the educational and social aims of the school, working with administration, teachers and students to enhance learning and life at CDNIS. For a summary of our activities, please see the section on Committees and Activities.

All our activities, events and resources are publicized via our website, the CISPA Parent Pinboard on Facebook, and are emailed directly to the school community via the CDNIS Flash and the CISPA Beat.

As a volunteer-run organization, all parents and guardians are welcome to become active participants. CISPA relies on individuals like you from our community to organize programmes and events, and introduce fresh ideas. Join us! To volunteer or to learn more, simply send an email to

On behalf of your Board of Directors, we look forward to welcoming you to the CDNIS 2019-2020 school year.

Simone Matrundola and Debbie Waugh
CISPA Co-Chairs

CISPA 2019/20 Board of Directors
Chair – Simone Matrundola
Co-Chair – Debbie Waugh
Secretary – Rianna Saney
Treasurer – Simone Matrundola
Welcome & Community – Deepti Malik
Family Fun Fair – Kym Kettler-Paddock
Chinese New Year Fair – Irene Lynnpheu, Heman Wong
Literacy – Shaun Bernier, Maureen Tai
Arts – Debbie Waugh
Outreach Initiatives Advisory – Shaun Bernier, Maureen Tai
Staff Appreciation – Maria Chan, Irene Lynnpheu
Communications – Rachel Middagh
Environmental Sustainability – Elisabet Helander, Heman Wong

Ex-Officio – Christina Matula-Hakli

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To volunteer, please email