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Awards & Scholarships

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Every day, ETFO members make outstanding contributions to curriculum development, the arts, the environment, science and technology, children’s literature, health and safety, 2SLGBTQ+ realities and humanitarian causes.


With so much to celebrate, the ETFO awards program recognizes distinguished academic achievements, and outstanding contributions to education and the federation by its members and others. Over one hundred thousand dollars is distributed annually to member and community groups through the Awards Program. Members can help identify and recognize those achievements by nominating colleagues for the prestigious Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario awards. Or consider nominating yourself. The deadline for awards nominations is February 1st of each year and award categories are posted by October of each year.


ETFO offers financial support to members and others for: doctoral and master’s scholarships and bursaries for men and women; bursaries for members of designated groups and Aboriginal education; and bursaries for sons and daughters of ETFO members. The deadline for scholarship and bursary applications is April 30th of each year and are posted by January of each year.


For information or inquiries please contact Sonia Ellis-Seguin at sellisseguin@etfo.org or Nadine Moore nmoore@etfo.org.


ETFO members can find information on member awards here.

ETFO 2021 Awards Poster

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Anti-Bias Award to an active ETFO member or group of members who develop and teach units and/or incorporate practices which work toward the elimination of bias. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Anti-Bias Award may be given to a current member or group of members of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. the award may be given for work completed or for projects to be undertaken; 

  2. the applicant must:   

  • hold a valid Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) Certificate of Qualification; 

  • have at least one year (currently in second year) of teaching experience; and 

  1. this award is not designed to cover expenses that should rightfully be the district school board’s responsibility, nor is it designed to be used for a project that is a part of the teacher’s personal advancement such as research for degree work. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Appplication Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

This award may be offered to an active ETFO member or group of members who have given outstanding service to supporting anti-poverty initiatives in their school and/or broader community. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The ETFO Anti-Poverty Award may be given to a current member or group of members of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. recognizes a member or a group of members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to anti-poverty initiatives in their school and/or broader community; 

  1. engages in anti-poverty initiatives that have positivity impacted students or their community; 

  1. may be given for work completed for projects to be undertaken. 

PROCEDURES 

  1. Complete the application form. ETFO must receive your application by February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella St, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

    Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received a confirmation within three days. 

  2. The ETFO Awards Committee reviews applications and recommends candidates to the ETFO Executive for final decision. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 30, 2022. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying in more than one category will result in disqualification. 

  4. Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

By submitting this application, you consent to your name being published in ETFO publications. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

This award may be offered to an active ETFO member or group of members to recognize active involvement in anti-racist and equity activism in the classroom or community. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition. Up to two (2) awards may be given each year.  

The Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award may be given to a current member or group of members in good standing based on the following criteria:  

a)  recognizes a member or group of members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to anti-racist and equity activism in the classroom or community;  

b) engages in anti-racist and equity activism that has positively impacted students or their community; 

c) may be given for work completed or in the process of completion. 

PROCEDURES 

  1. Complete the application form. ETFO must receive your application by February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella St, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

    Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received a confirmation within three days. 

  2. The ETFO Awards Committee reviews applications and recommends candidates to the ETFO Executive for final decision. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 30, 2022. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying in more than one category will result in disqualification. 

  4. Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

By submitting this application, you consent to your name being published in ETFO publications. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

This award may be offered to an active female ETFO member to recognize active involvement in anti-racist and equity activism in the classroom or community. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition. Up to two (2) awards may be given each year.  

The Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award may be given to a current female member in good standing based on the following criteria:  

a) recognizes a female member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to anti-racist and equity activism in the classroom or community;  

b) engages in anti-racist and equity activism that has positively impacted students or their community; 

c) may be given for work completed or in the process of completion. 

PROCEDURES 

  1. Complete the application form. ETFO must receive your application by February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella St, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

    Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received a confirmation within three days. 

  2. The ETFO Awards Committee reviews applications and recommends candidates to the ETFO Executive for final decision. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 30, 2022. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying in more than one category will result in disqualification. 

  4. Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

By submitting this application, you consent to your name being published in ETFO publications. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Arts and Culture Award to an active ETFO member or group of members to recognize involvement in arts and cultural activities for children in either the classroom or community. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Arts and Culture Award may be granted to a current member or group of members of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to recognize members of ETFO who participate in arts and cultural activities for children in either the classroom or community; 

  2. arts and cultural activities that are part of the member’s instructional duties are not eligible for recognition; 

  3. arts and cultural activities that are aligned with ETFO’s policies on social justice and equity are eligible for recognition; and 

  4. a winning application cannot be submitted for another ETFO award. 

Preference will be given to those who have not yet received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. Supporting documents (manuscripts, evidence of practice, etc.) may be forwarded as an additional attachment.  

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Children’s Literature Award to an active ETFO member or to an individual who is not a member of ETFO who writes a specific piece of published children’s literature.  This award is intended to recognize quality children’s literature that is in keeping with ETFO’s positions on social justice and equity. The recipient will receive a certificate as well as the rights to use a decal indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has recognized the book. 

The Children’s Literature Award may be presented to an active ETFO member in good standing, or an individual who is not a member of ETFO for a specific piece of published children’s literature that meets the following criteria: 

a) has been published in Canada; 

b) has been published within the past five years; and 

c) has a storyline/messages in keeping with ETFO’s positions on social justice and equity. 

ETFO will select a shortlist of five pieces of children’s literature each year from the applications received from its membership.  The Award’s Committee will recommend a recipient to the Executive from this shortlist. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of your application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5.  

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Supporting documents may be forwarded as an additional attachment or sent to the mailing address above. Applicants are required to send six copies of any support materials not sent electronically. 

  1. Six copies of the book are required for the committee to review. Where possible please include digital copies of the literature submission. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  1. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Environmental Education Award to an active ETFO member to recognize their outstanding commitment to the care and protection of the environment. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Environmental Education Award may be granted to an ETFO member or group of members in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to recognize a member or group of members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the care and protection of the environment; 

  2. that the environmental activities that are aligned with ETFO’s policy on environmental education are eligible for recognition; and 

  3. a winning application cannot be submitted for another ETFO award.  

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5.  

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  2. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  3. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  4. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Faculty of Education Award is offered annually to a student at a Faculty or School of Education at a publicly-funded university/institution in Ontario, during the final year of their teacher training. Up to 17 awards of $500 and a certificate of recognition may be granted. This award is not intended to support a master’s or doctorate program.  

Candidates for the Faculty of Education Award will be considered on the basis of the following criteria:  

  1. The recipient is enrolled full-time in an Ontario faculty of education and registered in a Bachelor of Education or credentialing program (e.g. OISE/UT Master of Teaching) primary/junior or junior/intermediate program, participating in the final year of teacher training; 

  1. The recipient demonstrates a commitment to social justice and equity in keeping with ETFO policy; 

  1. The recipient demonstrates exemplary teaching practices in practicum placements; 

  1. The recipient demonstrates initiative to broaden personal experience in educational culture.  Some possible indicators of this include, but are not limited to: 

  • Leadership in student government at faculty of education 

  • Support for fellow teacher candidates 

  • Provincial/local ETFO involvement; 

  • Leadership in events which benefit fellow teacher candidates; or 

  • Exemplary interactions with students in a variety of educational settings. 

  1. The recipient demonstrates academic excellence in bachelor of education courses. 

  1. The recipient is recommended by both the practicum supervisor and an associate teacher, in writing, outlining how in their opinion, the candidate meets the above criteria.  Written recommendations to be included with application. 

Preference given to applicants who have NOT received an ETFO award, scholarship or bursary previously.  

PROCEDURES 

  1. Complete the application form. ETFO must receive your application by February 1, 2022.  Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella St, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

    Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received a confirmation within three days. 

  2. The ETFO Awards Committee reviews applications and recommends candidates to the ETFO Executive for final decision.  You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  3. Please ensure that confirmation of acceptance, which can be an Offer of Admission or Letter of Acceptance from your attending institution or Proof of Payment into the Bachelor of Education or credentialing program is included with your application.  

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AWARD APPLICATION  

  1. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year.  Applying in more than one category will result in disqualification. 

  2. Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  • The recipient must be in the final year of the Bachelor of Education or credentialing (e.g. OISE/UT Master of Teaching) program, and study period must occur between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. 

  • By submitting this application, you consent to your name being published in ETFO publications.

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Health and Safety Activist Award to an active member of ETFO to recognize their outstanding commitment and involvement in health and safety activities. The recipient shall receive a recognition award and be invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Annual Meeting. 

The Health and Safety Activist Award may be granted to a member of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to recognize members of ETFO who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to and involvement in health and safety activities. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Honorary Life Membership Award in ETFO may be granted to an individual who has retired from the education profession, for one full calendar year prior to the February 1st nomination deadline, and who has given outstanding service to the Federation at the provincial level. The recipient(s) shall be given an ETFO pin and extended the rights and privileges of being an honorary life member. The recipient(s) shall be honored at the Annual Meeting. 

The Honorary Life Membership Award(s) may be granted to an individual who meets the following criteria: 

  1. an ETFO member [Teacher, Occasional Teacher, Education Support Personnel (ESP), Professional Support Personnel (PSP), Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE)] who has been retired from the education profession for one full calendar year prior to the February 1st nomination deadline; 

  2. has not been retired for more than five years;  

  3. has given outstanding service to the Federation at the provincial level in activities that may include but are not limited to the following: ETFO Vice-President, ETFO Provincial Executive member, ETFO Table Officer to OTF, local president, local released officer, board member of ETFO LTD Governance Plan/ETFO Employee Life Health Trust Benefits Plan/ETFO Humanity Fund, member of provincial Parliamentarian Team, provincial Committee/Task Force/Work Group member, provincial Committee/Task Force/Work Group chairperson, ETFO member appointed by provincial Executive to represent ETFO in outside organization, provincial workshop presenter/AQ course, OTF President, OTF Governor, CTF President, CTF Executive member, OTF/CTF Committee member; 

  4. a member who has served as ETFO/FWTAO/OPSTF Provincial President shall have an Honorary Life Membership automatically granted, once meeting the retirement criteria noted above. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be forwarded as an email attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. Supporting documents (manuscripts, evidence of practice, etc.) may be forwarded as an additional attachment. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org  if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

The Awards Committee is not a research committee. The committee will depend on the information provided by the local to establish the merits of any particular candidate as a possible award recipient. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  2. Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of a nomination become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

It is recommended that locals not inform the nominee that they have been nominated. Recipients of the award will be notified as will the local president. 

DEADLINE: FEBURARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one International Humanitarian Award for an ETFO Member to an active ETFO member in good standing who has given outstanding service to supporting children in the global community. The recipient shall receive a donation of $500 to further the work being acknowledged by ETFO and a certificate of recognition from the President.  

Candidates for the International Humanitarian Award for an ETFO Member will be considered on the basis of these criteria:  

  1. concern for individual students and an ability to inspire learning and improve instruction; 

  2. willingness to devote time and energy to community activities and to demonstrate leadership within the community in supporting children; and 

  3. ability and willingness to make contributions to the field of education. 

Numerous criteria are used in evaluating nominees but the most important is the ability to inspire love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one International Humanitarian Award each year to an individual or a group of individuals who do not hold ETFO membership but have given outstanding service to supporting children in the global community. The recipient shall receive a donation of $500 to further the work being acknowledged by ETFO and a certificate of recognition from the President.  

Candidates for the International Humanitarian Award will be considered on the basis of these criteria:  

  1. do not hold ETFO membership; 

  2. giving outstanding service to education and the global community in supporting children; and 

c) demonstrating leadership which benefits children. 

Numerous criteria are used in evaluating nominees but the most important is the ability to inspire love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Local Humanitarian Award each year to an individual or a group of individuals who do not hold ETFO membership but have given outstanding service to supporting children in the local community. The recipient shall receive a donation of $500 to further the work being acknowledged by ETFO and a certificate of recognition from the President.  

Candidates for the Local Humanitarian Award will be considered on the basis of these criteria:  

  1. do not hold ETFO membership; 

  2. giving outstanding service to education and the local community in supporting children; and 

c) demonstrating leadership which benefits children. 

Numerous criteria are used in evaluating nominees but the most important is the ability to inspire love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Local Humanitarian Award for an ETFO Member to an active ETFO member in good standing who has given outstanding service to supporting children in the local community. The recipient shall receive a donation of $500 to further the work being acknowledged by ETFO and a certificate of recognition from the President.  

Candidates for the Local Humanitarian Award for an ETFO Member will be considered on the basis of these criteria:  

  1. concern for individual students and an ability to inspire learning and improve instruction; 

  2. willingness to devote time and energy to community activities and to demonstrate leadership within the community in supporting children; and 

  3. ability and willingness to make contributions to the field of education. 

Numerous criteria are used in evaluating nominees but the most important is the ability to inspire love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Member Service and Engagement Award recognizes the excellence of ETFO locals at engaging and involving outstanding service to members and innovative strategies to communicate with and involve members in the Federation are celebrated by this award. This award will be presented to the local following an awards luncheon, to which the president and up to two guests are invited, at an awards ceremony during the Annual Meeting. Up to two awards may be given each year. 

Locals will be considered based on the following criteria: 

  • consistently provide outstanding service and support to members;  

  • ensure numerous and varied opportunities are available for members to be involved in the local; and 

  • employ a variety of effective and innovative communication practices to keep members informed. 

Applications with a motion of the Executive or the signatures of 10 members of the local are acceptable. 

Preference will be given to those who have not yet received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The New Member Award recognizes a member of ETFO with five years or less membership who has shown a commitment to the priorities of ETFO and been significantly involved at the local and/or provincial level of the organization. The recipient shall receive a recognition award and be invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Annual Meeting. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

The New Member Award may be granted to a current member of ETFO in good standing on the basis of the following criteria: 

  1. a member for less than five years; 

  2. supports the priorities of ETFO; 

  3. is involved in local and/or provincial Federation activities; and 

  4. is an exemplary professional in the workplace. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Outstanding Role Model for Women award recognizes an active ETFO female member who has been an outstanding role model for women at the local level during the previous school year. The recipient shall receive a recognition award and be invited to a luncheon and awards presentation at the Annual Meeting. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

The Outstanding Role Model for Women Award  ̶  Women’s Program may be granted to a current female member of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. has been an outstanding role model for women at the local level during the previous school year; 

  2. has demonstrated high standards of personal and professional ethics; and 

c) is a selfless advocate of the objects and goals of ETFO. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Political Activist Award recognizes an ETFO member’s outstanding commitment to union activism. The recipient shall receive a recognition award and be invited to a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Annual Meeting. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

The Political Activist Award may be granted to a member of ETFO in good standing based on the following criteria: 

  1. demonstrates an outstanding commitment to and involvement in union activities; 

  1. contributes actively to the labour movement within and beyond the local; and  

  1. engages in political activism that has positively impacted local and provincial members. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award to an active ETFO member or a group of members to recognize a curriculum unit, resource, etc. that they have developed. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award may be granted to an ETFO member or group of members in good standing who holds a valid Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and meet the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to encourage members to develop curriculum resources that are of use to the broader educational community; 

  2. a winning resource cannot be resubmitted for another ETFO award; 

  3. documents submitted for the Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award may not also be submitted for the Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award – Women’s Program; and 

  4. projects incorporating innovative technologies are encouraged. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5.  

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  2. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  3. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  4. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

ETFO may grant one Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award – Women’s Program to an active ETFO female member or a group of female members to recognize a curriculum unit, resource, etc. that they have developed. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award – Women’s Program may be granted to a female member or group of female members of ETFO in good standing who holds a valid Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and meet the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to encourage female members to develop curriculum resources that are of use to the broader educational community; 

  2. a winning resource cannot be resubmitted for another ETFO award; 

  3. documents submitted for the Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award  - Women’s Program may not also be submitted for the Professional Learning and Curriculum Development Award; and 

  4. projects incorporating innovative technologies are encouraged. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022 Completed applications must include signature of Local President. Applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5.  

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  2. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  3. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  4. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

The Rainbow Visions Award recognizes members or non-ETFO members who develop materials and/or incorporate practices which work toward the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning realities. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

CRITERIA 

The Rainbow Visions Award may be granted to an active member or a group of members of ETFO in good standing or to an individual or group of individuals who do not hold ETFO membership based on the following criteria: 

  1. the award may be given for work completed, for projects to be undertaken or ongoing practices being implemented; 

  2. successful candidates who have developed materials are required to provide one copy of the completed work to ETFO upon completion; and 

  3. this award is not designed to cover expenses that should rightfully be the district school board’s responsibility nor is it designed to be used for a project that is a part of the teacher’s personal advancement such as research for degree work. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Application Form: PDF | Word

 

CRITERIA 

The Women Who Develop Special Projects in Science and Technology Award ̶ Women’s Program is an incentive award for active ETFO women members to produce innovative educational materials related to science and technology. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. 

The Women Who Develop Special Projects in Science & Technology Award ̶ Women’s Program may be granted to a female member or group of female members of ETFO in good standing who meet the following criteria: 

  1. the project may include science and technological projects related to education for children and/or teachers; and 

  2. if this project requires approval by your employer, please verify that such approval has been received. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  1. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  1. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Women Working in Social Activism on Behalf of Women and Children Award – Women’s Program recognizes the contribution of non-ETFO female members who have been outstanding social activists on behalf of women and children in the local or global community. Up to two awards of $2,500 and a certificate of recognition may be granted to the recipients. 

Candidates for the Women Working in Social Activism on Behalf of Women and Children Award – Women’s Program will be considered on the basis of these criteria:  

  1. do not hold an ETFO membership; 

  2. have been outstanding social activists on behalf of women and children in the local or global community; and 

  3. have developed strategies and programs to address issues of the women and children in the local or global community. 

Numerous criteria are used in evaluating nominees, but the most important is the ability to inspire love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.   

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Writer’s Award recognizes an active ETFO member or a group of members published or unpublished works. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

The Writer’s Award may be granted to a member or group of members of ETFO in good standing who holds a valid Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and meets the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to encourage members to write with the intent to publish or to recognize a compilation of work published in a significant print format, such as journals, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, educational newsletters and manuscripts written for children, teachers or others in the greater educational community; 

  2. a winning manuscript cannot be resubmitted for another ETFO award; and 

  3. manuscripts submitted for the Writer’s Award may not also be submitted for the Writer’s Award - Women’s Program. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES 

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5. Please ensure you include 6 copies of your submission or 1 digital copy.  Digital copies preferred. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

  1. ETFO encourages the submission of digital copies of the published or unpublished works for the committee to review. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word

CRITERIA 

The Writer’s Award – Women’s Program recognizes an active female ETFO member or a group of female members’ published or unpublished works. The recipient shall receive $500 and a certificate of recognition from the President. ETFO may grant one award each year. 

The Writer’s Award – Women’s Program may be granted to a female member or group of female members of ETFO in good standing who holds a valid Ontario College of Teachers’ (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and meets the following criteria: 

  1. the award is offered to encourage members to write with the intent to publish or to recognize a compilation of work published in a significant print format, such as journals, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, educational newsletters and manuscripts written for children, teachers or others in the greater educational community; 

  2. a winning manuscript cannot be resubmitted for another ETFO award; and 

  3. manuscripts submitted for the Writer’s Award – Women’s program may not also be submitted for the Writer’s Award - Women’s Program. 

Preference will be given to those who have not previously received this award. 

Materials submitted to the Awards Committee in support of an application become the property of the Awards Committee and will not be returned. 

PROCEDURES

Completed applications must include signature of Local President. The application must be received by ETFO no later than February 1, 2022. Completed applications may be emailed as an attachment to awards@etfo.org or mailed to: ETFO Awards Committee, 136 Isabella Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 0B5.  Please ensure you include 6 copies of your submission or 1 digital copy.  Digital copies preferred. 

Please contact Nadine Moore at nmoore@etfo.org if you have not received email confirmation within three days. 

  1. Applications are processed by the ETFO Awards Committee. The committee’s recommendations are taken forward to the ETFO Executive for consideration. You can expect to hear regarding the disposition of the award after June 1, 2022. 

  1. ETFO reserves the right to share materials with members on a cost recovery basis. 

  2. ETFO will not accept incomplete applications. 

  3. Applicants may only apply for one ETFO award in any given year. Applying for more than one category results in disqualification. 

  4. ETFO encourages the submission of digital copies of the published or unpublished works for the committee to review.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 

Application Form: PDF | Word