Government of Canada
01/14/20 11:59 AM Pacific Time; Postmarked for mailed nominations.
Awards of up to $1,000 and awards of up to $5,000 to Canada elementary and secondary school teachers and groups of teachers from any discipline to honor exceptional achievements in education, as well as excellence in STEM education. In addition to a cash award, recipients will receive a certificate from the Prime Minister and national recognition for their contribution to education.
This awards program includes:
Teachers are eligible for two awards:
The school's financial award is to be spent in collaboration with the recipient. Award funds may be used for professional development, equipment, resource materials, website development, teaching aids or other tools that improve teaching and student learning.
In selecting award recipients, the committee looks for clear evidence that nominees have excelled in all of the following five areas:
Applications for the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and for Teaching Excellence in STEM will be judged on the same selection criteria. Nominators for the STEM award must include specific examples on how the teacher displays excellence in STEM based teaching.
GrantWatch ID#: 144481
Up to 35 awards (10 Excellence, 25 Achievement) are offered for Teaching Excellence and up to 17 awards (2 Excellence, 15 Achievement) for Teaching Excellence in STEM.
Recipients of the award receive the following:
- Cash awards worth up to $5,000
- A certificate from the Prime Minister*
- Promotion of their best teaching practices
- National recognition for their contribution to excellence in education in Canada
*All recipient teachers receive a certificate and a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister. Each recipient's school also receives a certificate.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed nomination packages can be submitted on-line, sent by email or by regular mail (see the nomination form in Supporting Documents below).
If you are having trouble downloading the nomination form, send an email to email@example.com and they will send you the form by email.
Send mailed submissions to:
Prime Minister's Awards
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
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