Other Awards and Bursaries

Governor General Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

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

Catherine MacDonald
Fr. L.J. Austin Catholic Secondary School
Whitby, Ontario

Next deadline April 1, 2014!
Rules & criteria, and nomination form >>




OTIP/OTF Teaching Award for Excellence
The Ontario Teachers Federation and the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan Teaching Awards recognize and celebrate teaching excellence with three awards given each year to three outstanding teachers in the categories of elementary, secondary and beginning teacher.

Winning Beginning Teacher 2013
Kerri Lyn Grainger, St. Columban Catholic School

Read her story >>

Nominations open January 6, 2014 and close March 31
Get award details, criteria and nomination form >>














OTIP post-secondary education bursaries
OTIP promotes post-secondary education for their members and their members’ relatives (e.g. child, step-child, grandchild, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, spouse, etc.) by offering twelve $1,500 academic bursaries every year. To be eligible, students must attending a Canadian college or university on a full-time basis for the upcoming academic year. Enter online https://www.otip.com/main/bursary.aspx , or contact the OTIP Bursary Program coordinator at 1-877-260-3892, ext. 2604 or at bursary@otip.com

OTIP Bursary entries are accepted until June 15 for the upcoming academic year.


Premier's Safe and Accepting School Awards
The Premier's Safe Schools Awards recognizes exceptional and innovative work being done in schools to create a positive, safe and caring school environment.

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

An existing school committee such as the healthy schools committee can add to their responsibilities and assume the role of a safe schools team.

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.

Nomination deadline is February 21, 2014
For more information and nomination forms, visit www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html

Prime Minister's Awards
The 2011-2012 Prime Minister’s Awards – Call for Nominations.
Nomination deadline April 15, 2014

for Teaching Excellence
Nominate a special teacher who played a critical role in your child's life!

2013 Ontario Certificate of Excellence
Gabriel Roman Ayyavoo
Notre Dame High School, Toronto 
Science, Biology, Chemistry for Grades 9 to 12 From the tiny cells in his classroom, to the coasts of Newfoundland, and the tall buildings of Malaysia and Singapore, science teacher's passion for learning knows no boundaries.

Go to http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/home
Download the nomination package today: www.pma.gc.ca

for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Nominate an outstanding educator from your community!

Go to http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmaece-ppmepe.nsf/eng/home