Know an amazing trustee, teacher, education worker, student or community member who deserves to be recognized for making a difference in their local school or community?
Nominations for our 2020 Awards are open! The nomination form can be accessed on SurveyMonkey now.
The nomination deadline for all awards, except for the President's Award and the Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is April 2, 2020
The nomination deadline for the President's Award was December 18, 2019.
The nomination deadline for the Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is Jun.11, 2020.
For complete information about the Awards Program, click here. Please take a few moments to review the criteria for the OPSBA Awards at this link before submitting. The following is a brief summary:
The President's Award recognizes 25 years of service in public education.
The Jack A. MacDonald Award of Merit honours an elementary or secondary school student attending an Ontario public school who has earned a sound academic record and has shown outstanding service and leadership in his or her community.
The Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award is presented annually to an active or retired member of the teaching profession. The successful candidate is selected on the basis of outstanding contribution to education throughout Ontario, such as constructive participation in education affairs over a number of years or for dedication to some recent and specific project that has had provincial impact.
The Dr. Harry Paikin Award of Merit is awarded to an active or retired public school trustee for outstanding service.
The Achievement Award / Award of Excellence are presented by OPSBA through local boards to volunteers for outstanding, exemplary and/or unique contributions to the overall well-being of the school or community through in-school, board-wide, extra-curricular and/or volunteer activity. 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.
The Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is for dedication, commitment and an outstanding contribution to education with special recognition for Northern Ontario service.
For more information: Mary Adams, Awards Coordinator, 416-340-2540, ext.101, or email the Webmaster