About Us

About the Awards for Excellence in Education

We created the Awards for Excellence in Education to acknowledge and celebrate school teams – administrators (principals and vice-principals), teachers, and support staff – whose skill, hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm have contributed significantly to their students’ academic performance. We hope that these awards will raise national academic standards by encouraging Canadian educators to embrace, a) friendly and productive competition among schools and, b) the public celebration of educators’ success. In addition, the program demonstrates to all educators that their success is highly valued and will be celebrated publicly.

This site was developed to inform educators and the communities they serve about this exceptional award program by detailing its origin, history, qualification process and previous participants, as well as creating a network for educators across Canada to discuss and seek professional advice on current issues in education.