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Achievement Award/Award of Excellence

​The OPSBA Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of non-teaching staff, parents, volunteers and community partners involved in education in the member boards. This award provides an opportunity to raise awareness and promote the importance of celebrating excellence and the necessity of recognizing the work of all members of the education community.

Criteria

Outstanding, exemplary and/or unique contributions to the overall well-being of the school(s) or community(s) through in-school, board-wide, extra-curricular and/or volunteer work or contributions.

The award and process is intended to support and enhance the present individual member boards' awards programs and at the same time raise the profile of the OPSBA awards program in the local boards, schools and communities. Each member board will decide whether or not to participate. Each participating board will call for nominations from within their own district area according to the above award criteria. Determination of the recipient is accomplished in conjunction with the local board's awards selection committee(s) and process. OPSBA supplies the certificates, on request from the local boards, to a maximum of four.

Each participating board may then submit one recipient's nomination to the central OPSBA awards process and committee for determination of the association's recipient of the OPSBA Award of Excellence. The award plaque will be prepared by OPSBA and supplied to the local board for presentation at the appropriate board determined occasion and location.

Online Nomination Form


Previous Recipients

​2016

​Felicia Waboose

Laura Shannon

Lyndy Stajkowski

Elder, Lakehead DSB

Breakfast Club Supervisor, Algonquin Avenue PS, Lakehead DSB

Chair, School Community Association, Valley Central School, Lakehead DSB

2015

Paul Amano

Elizabeth Andros

Volunteer, Lakehead DSB

Lakehead DSB

2014

Robert McKay

Sue Peever

Suzanne Tardif

Resource Member of the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee, Lakehead DSB

2013

Catherine Soplet

Parent Volunteer and Champion, Peel DSB

2012

2011

2009

Dolores Wawia


Sheila Poulin

2008

Barbara Hepburn


Barb Sully

Kate Tinkler

Michael Young 

Child & Youth Worker - C.R. Gummow Public School
- Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

Volunteer - Dr. Emily Stowe Public School
- Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

Educational Assistant - Crestview Public School - Lakehead DSB

Donator & Alumni - Sir Winston Churchill C. & V. I. - Lakehead DSB

2007

 Ron Kanutski

Social Worker - Cultural Coordinator for New Experiences Program - Children's Centre, Thunder Bay - Lakehead DSB

2006

Margaret How

Volunteer - Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre
- Lakehead DSB

2004

Joyce Beauchamp

Volunteer - Wanup Public School - Rainbow DSB

2003

 Mirka Orde

 Volunteer - Greensville School Council
- Hamilton-Wentworth DSB

2002
 

Karen Warner

Volunteer - Youth Outreach, United Way, Toronto
- Toronto DSB
2001Elizabeth Ann SmithVolunteer - Carleton Place H.S. - Upper Canada DSB