Introducing CISPA

CISPA – Working together to enrich the CDNIS experience

Welcome to CISPA, the Canadian International School Parents’ Association. Powered solely by parents who volunteer their time and expertise, CISPA members work throughout the year to enrich the CDNIS experience.

As a volunteer-run organization, you are welcomed and encouraged to become an active participant in the organisation, as CISPA relies on parents to organize programmes and events, and introduce fresh ideas.

CISPA offers a wide variety of social and educational opportunities for the CDNIS community and provides a wealth of resources for parents. We also support the educational and social aims of the school, working directly with the administration, teachers and students. For a summary of our activities, please see the section on Committees and Activities.

Our events and activities are publicized via this website, CISPA Community Pinboard, and The CISPA Beat, which is emailed to parents periodically and posted on CISPA’s website, A downloadable version of the entire Handbook is also available on the CISPA website. To volunteer or to learn more, simply send an email to

On behalf of your Board of Directors, I look forward to welcoming you to the CDNIS 2016-2017 school year.

Sébastien Evrard and Raj Tesinghani
CISPA Chair and Co-Chair

CISPA 2017/18 Board of Directors
Chair – Sébastien Evrard
Co-Chair– Raj Tesinghani
Secretary – Sabrina Maguire
Treasurer – Clare Arnold
Welcome & Community Liaison – Lucia del Vita, Raj Tesinghani
Family Fun Fair – Sabrina Maguire, Anita Shum, Grady Lam
Chinese Studies / CNY Fair – Amy Ng, Anita Shum
Literacy – Christina Matula-Häkli, Catherine Wan Cohen
Arts – Debbie Waugh
Outreach Initiatives Advisory – Amy Ng, Clare Anold, Grady Lam
Staff Appreciation – Catherine Wan Cohen, Joey Wei, Christina Matula-Häkli
Communications – Elisabet Helander
IT – Joey Wei

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To volunteer, please email