The 9ine Partnership Program for Canadian Accredited Independent Schools


Our partnership program is designed for the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and their member educational institutions to offer support and expertise in the areas of data protection, cyber security, IT and safeguarding.

This partnership aims to help independent schools in Canada to enhance their privacy management programs through the implementation of policies and procedures, as well as evidence-based practices and safeguards.

Our goal is to enhance schools’ protection of Personal Information and improve the ability of schools to demonstrate compliance with relevant provincial and federal laws, such as the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Free services and resources  you  get through the partnership

Free services and resources you get through the partnership:

  • Leadership strategic workshop on privacy and cyber security.
  • Canada Privacy Handbook.
  • Exemplar privacy policy.
  • The 9ine Privacy Framework, a school specific resource to structure your privacy management program that has been mapped to Canadian law (PIPEDA) to specifically identify activities relevant to Canadian schools.
  • Regular education privacy webinars, such as sessions on changes to law at a federal and provincial level.
  • Regular education privacy webinars, such as sessions on changes to law at a federal and provincial level.
  • Privacy Management Program Self-Assessment against federal and provincial compliance obligations.
  • Training awareness video on the privacy landscape in Canada.
Paid services and resources  you  get through the partnership

Paid services and resources you get through the partnership:

  • Privacy help desk, providing guidance and support on the implementation of a privacy management program at a federal and provincial level.
  • The 9ine Privacy App, a SaaS platform for operationalising your privacy management program.
  • DPO Essentials, a service for proactively managing your privacy management program in Canada.
  • Security & Systems Essentials, a service for building capability and capacity in hardening security protections from cyber attack and improving your systems performance.
  • Cyber Vulnerability & Penetration Testing.
  • An in-depth consultant-led assessment of your policies, procedures and evidence-based practices to provide both a picture of your current compliance status as well as operationalized suggestions for ways to enhance overall compliance.

What People Say About Us

Kingham Hill

“I first met Mark Orchison at an ISBA Conference about 6 years ago and his knowledge of independent schools and technology stuck with me. Several years later when we wished to evaluate where we were with IT staffing, infrastructure and planning, he seemed an obvious person to turn to”

Catriona Thompson
Kingham Hill School, Bursar

San Francisco  Waldorf School

“It has been a true pleasure working with 9ine over the past year. We engaged them in an ongoing contract to continue to provide security auditing services, and our IT vendor has also appreciated the extra set of eyes on their work.”

Mitch Mitchell
San Francisco Waldorf School, Advancement Director


“9ine was strongly recommended by other schools in the region who already had a business relationship with 9ine,”

Mike Kewelar
German European School Singapore, Director of Technology

Verso International School

"Andrew Cheung is like the Siri of Data Protection, you can ask him anything and he knows the answer and comes back to you almost instantaneously"

Rolly Maiquez
VERSO International School, acting DPO/I.T & Technology Director

Dean Trust

“They felt like an extension of our IT support team for the time they were with us and were never judgemental on the approach we take with our systems and security. I’d have no concerns about recommending them (and using their services) again in the future.”

Mike Ward
Dean Trust, Head of IT

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