Each year, OECTA recognizes individuals who have served the Association with distinction and/or who have made outstanding contributions to the Association or to Catholic Education. These Awards are presented in March of every year at the Annual General Meeting.
The Life Membership Award - For retired members who have provided distinguished service to the Association at the provincial level.
- Honorary Membership - For individuals (who are not eligible for Life Membership) who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association or to Catholic education.
The Marion Tyrrell Memorial Award for Merit - For a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association or to education in Catholic schools.
The Pearse Shannon Memorial Association Service Award - For a current or past president or bargaining unit president who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association.
The Fintan Kilbride Memorial Social Justice Recognition Award - For a member who demonstrates significant personal commitment to the achievement of social justice and who has inspired students to engage in activities focused on social justice objectives.
- 25-Year AGM Service Award - For a member who has attended 25 or more AGMs.
Nomination forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and must be submitted no later than October 15th of each year. After that date, nominations for the current academic year will no longer be accepted.
The award program celebrates achievement among OECTA units for their communication projects, websites and publications. Information and entry forms for Communication Awards are distributed to units in January.
OECTA is proud to sponsor the annual Young Authors Awards/Prix Jeunes Écrivains. The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students, who submit short stories, poems, nonfiction articles and reports in both English and French.
Information about Young Authors Awards procedures are distributed to Association Representatives in schools early in the school year.