National awards

The Governor General's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

  • Administered by: Canada's National History Society
  • This national bilingual program recognizes teachers of elementary, middle and senior schools who demonstrate excellence in teaching Canadian history.
  • The Award: 6 recipients receive $2,500 and an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Award Ceremony. The award recipient receives a medal and a $1,000 prize for the school.
  • The 2000 Award was presented by her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on October 13, 2001.
  • Finalist lesson plans available in a newsletter format and on-line at the Canada's National History Society website.
  • Searchable database of history teachers and their area of expertise available on line at the Canada's National History Society website.
  • Nomination poster featuring Canadian History theme can be used as a classroom resource. Related lesson plans available on-line at the Canada's National History Society website.

Contact information:
Jeffrey Mitchell, Project Coordinator
Governor Generals Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History
Canada's National History Society
Toronto's First Post Office
1833, 260 Adelaide Street East
P.O. Box 59
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1
Telephone: 1-800-861-1008
Fax: 416-955-0815

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The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion

  • Administered by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion honour individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada through activities encouraging popular interest in science or developing science abilities. Two recipients (one individual and one group) may be selected for the awards each year.
  • The Award: The achievements of individual and group recipients of the NSERC Awards for Science Promotion are celebrated at a public ceremony. The individual recipient will receive an award of $10,000. The winning group will be awarded $25,000 to further science promotion activities.

Contact information:
NSERC Awards for Science Promotion
Life Sciences and Special Research Opportunities Division
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 1H5
Telephone: 613-996-1417
Fax: 613-992-5337

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The CIC Award for Chemical Education

  • Administered by: The Chemical Institute of Canada
  • This award is presented as a mark of recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • Deadline: July 2 of every year.
  • Sponsor: CIC Chemical Education Fund
  • The Award: A framed scroll, $1,500 cash.

Contact information:
The Chemical Institute of Canada
130 Slater Street, Suite 550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6E2
Telephone: 613-232-6252
Fax: 613-232-5862

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The ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award

  • Administered by: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Recognizes creative and committed teachers and administrators under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the lives of children. These educators are developing and using best practices to ensure all children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
  • The Award: A check for $10,000.
    • An all-expenses paid trip to the ASCD Annual Conference in March for the winner and one companion, including registration, travel, hotel, and meals.
    • Award presentation at the ASCD Annual Conference.
    • An ASCD Institutional membership.
    • And much more!...

Contact information:
ASCD Headquarters
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22311-1714 USA
Telephone: 1-800-933-2723
Fax: 1-703-575-5400

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Canadian Family Great Teacher Awards

  • Administered by: Canadian Family.
  • Canadian Family is celebrating the teachers who make such a difference in our children's minds and lives. If you know an exceptional elementary- or secondary-school educator who has gone above and beyond to help his or her students, nominate that teacher today by visiting Canadian Family's contest page below.
  • The Award: Three teachers will each win $2,500 for programming and supplies

Contact information:
Canadian Family
111 Queen Street East
Suite 320
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 1S2
Telephone: 416-364-3333
Fax: 416-594-3375

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Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education

  • Administered by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • This one-time award seeks to recognize excellence in Holocaust education, promote the application of pedagogical methods and teaching guidelines endorsed by the Alliance, and facilitate the sharing of innovative teaching ideas within Canada's education community.
  • Deadline: May 15, 2013
  • The Award: $5,000 to be reinvested into Holocaust education at his or her school;
    • a certificate of recognition;
    • and a trip to Toronto for an award presentation ceremony in October 2013.

Contact information:

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