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.

2016 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nominate a teacher or start an application for 2016

Do you have a creative approach to teaching history? We want to hear from you!

Six recipients will receive:

  • An individual cash prize of $2500
  • $1000 for their school
  • A medal awarded by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston
  • A trip for two to Ottawa to attend the award ceremony at Rideau Hall, and the Canada's History     Forum and celebration dinner at the Canadian War Museum
  • A trip to Europe on an EF Tours Canada's History Travel Tour in 2016.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Start your application today! Deadline for completed submissions is April 1, 2016.

For more information, click here!

OTIP/OTF Teaching Award for Excellence

Want to recognize a teacher who does great work in the school?

Ontario has a publicly funded education system, recognized for its excellence around the world. This excellence is, in large part, due to teachers who inspire students, colleagues and parents alike. The OTIP Teaching Awards recognize these teachers.

Anyone can nominate a teacher in Ontario's publicly funded schools, including public, Catholic, and francophone school boards.

You can nominate a teacher in one of three categories: elementary, secondary, or a beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching.

Winning teachers are hosted at a fall awards ceremony in Toronto where they are presented with a personal award of $1,000 and a Certificate of Recognition. Their schools are recognized as well with a $1,000 prize and a Certificate of Recognition.

Deadline for submitting nominations is March 31 of each year.
For more information, click here!

Congratulations to 2014 winner, Joshua Tellier, Holy Family French Immersion School, Woodstock - Beginning Teacher Category

Check out Josh's story here!

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 recognizes 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 Recipients of the 2013-2014 Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools

  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School – Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School – Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • St. David Catholic School Board – Sudbury Catholic District School Board
  • St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School – Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
  • St. Joseph Secondary School – Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

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.

Nominations for 2014-15 are now closed.

Click here for the Ministry of Education website for updates.

Prime Minister's Awards

The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence honour outstanding and innovative elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines who instil in their students a love of learning and who utilize information and communications technologies to better equip their students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a 21st century society and economy. The Awards are offered at the regional and national levels and carry cash prizes of $1,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Nominations for 2015 close May 15, 2015.  Click here for more information and updates.