Call for Nominations for OPSBA Awards Program


​Did you know you can now submit a nomination to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association’s Awards Program online? As of March 8, the online submission form is up and running.

The OPSBA Awards strive to recognize the outstanding contributions to the public education system made by individuals across Ontario.

The nomination deadline for all awards, except for the President’s Award and the Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award, is Apr. 8, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The nomination deadline for the President’s Award was Jan. 8, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The nomination deadline for the Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is: Jun.10, 2016 at 5 p.m.

For complete information about the Awards Program, click here. Please take a few moments to review the criteria for each of the Awards. The following is a brief summary:

The President’s Award recognizes 25 years of service in public education. This award, formerly known as the Dinosaur Club Award, was established at the Fall Northern Region Conference in October 2001. The deadline for nominations for this particular award was Jan. 8, 2016.

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 was created by OPSBA to recognize the outstanding contributions of non-teaching staff, parents, volunteers and community partners involved in education in 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.

The Bernardine Yackman Memorial Award is for dedication, commitment and an outstanding contribution to education with special recognition for Northern Ontario service. The deadline for nominations for this particular award is Jun. 10, 2016.

Start the nomination process now

For more information: Mary Adams, Awards Coordinator, 416-340-2540, ext.101, or email the Webmaster