Welcome to CAPSLE

Welcome to the online home of CAPSLE – the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education. Here you will find information about the organization and its members, as well as the benefits that CAPSLE offers to its membership groups.

CAPSLE is Canada’s leading resource for learning, connecting, and growing in the field of education law. Our membership includes practitioners from a wide array of stakeholders in the education sector, from academics in the field of education, Principals and Vice-Principals, teachers, school board members and trustees, education union executives, education employers, government representatives, and legal counsel specializing in education, employment, and labour law. Our members, regardless of their roles, share a common interest in ensuring Canada has and maintains the best education system it possibly can, not only for its students, but also for all its stakeholder groups.

Each year, the highlight of our CAPSLE calendar is our annual conference, typically held in cities around the country, inviting our members to meet, network, and learn together in Canada’s premier professional development opportunity for practitioners in the field of education law. With keynote speakers, panels, plenaries, and a wide array of breakout sessions, the annual CAPSLE conference is a highly anticipated annual event.

Despite the difficulty brought by the past years, our passion for providing educational law information and opportunities to learn from our colleagues from coast to coast to coast has not faltered. In 2023, we were able to bring our members all back to Fredericton for our regularly scheduled in-person conference year which was a great success,

In the coming year, the board will continue to seek way to engage with the membership and keeping you posted on our strategic planning efforts. We have now successfully hosted a number of webinars that were well received. Throughout the coming year, we plan to bring webinars, articles, and hopefully other means to connect, discuss and grow.

Be sure to watch for CAPSLE emails, the website, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and spread the word. We look forward to a great year ahead and to see you in Toronto, ON in 2024 for our next annual conference.


Sophie Arseneault
CAPSLE President