The Award program recognizes the outstanding contributions of Canada's history teachers, ranging from elementary grades through to secondary schools. The awards recognize Canadian teachers who inspire students to explore Canadian history in an interactive atmosphere. Recipients receive $2,500, a gold medal and a trip to the Award ceremony presided by the Governor General. Their respective schools receive a cash gift of $1,000.
Recipient of the 2013 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching
Fr. L.J. Austin Catholic Secondary School
Next deadline April 1, 2014!
Rules & criteria, and nomination form >>
Winning Beginning Teacher 2013
Kerri Lyn Grainger, St. Columban Catholic School
Nominations open January 5, 2015 and close March 31, 2015
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This annual awards program will recognize up to 10 ‘safe school teams’ that have done exceptional and innovative work in fostering a safe, inclusive and bullying preventive school environment. Every school across Ontario has a safe schools team that is responsible for school safety. Teams include a student, parent, teacher, non-teaching staff member, community partner and the principal.
Congratulations to the OECTA 2012-13 award recipients
Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School – Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Denis Morris Catholic High School – Niagara Catholic District School Board
St. Joseph Secondary School – Mississauga – Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
St Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Secondary School – Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
St. Michael Catholic High School – Niagara Falls – Niagara Catholic District School Board
St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School – Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
- St. Ursula Catholic School – Toronto Catholic District School Board
Anyone in the school community can nominate a safe schools team for a Premier's Award, but a safe schools team can also nominate itself.
Nominations for 2013-14 are now closed
For more information and nomination forms, visit www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html
Nomination for 2014 are now closed
2014 Ontario Certificate of Excellence
St. Bonaventure Catholic School
Toronto Elementary Unit
Grades 6 & 8, English, Science and Math
Ms. Maureen Sims challenges her students to "think outside the box" every single day in the classroom. She employs special "Challenge" projects to encourage her student to think on their feet and take risks with the material in order to effectively problem solve.
Download the nomination package today: www.pma.gc.ca
for Excellence in Early Childhood Education