Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence. Recognizing teachers who make a difference.

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

Discover the best practices of some of Canada's most outstanding educators!

2013 Exemplary Practices now available

2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the Prime Minister's Awards!

In honour of this milestone, a highlight video has been created to feature memorable moments in the life of the program. We hope you will enjoy it!
– Prime Minister's Awards team

Prime Minister's Awards 20th Anniversary Video

2013 Recipients Announced

21 national-level winners came to Ottawa to take part in events including a private meeting with the Prime Minister, a tour of Parliament Hill, and more. View the full list of winners of the Teaching Excellence Awards and the Excellence in Early Childhood Education Awards.

2013 Recipients Announced

Featured Winners

Gabriel Roman Ayyavoo
Gabriel Roman Ayyavoo
Richard Baker
Richard Baker
Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown
Gérald Charron
Gérald Charron
Aviva Dunsiger
Aviva Dunsiger
Angelina Fabien
Angelina Fabien
Adrian French
Adrian French
Viviane Gaudreault
Viviane Gaudreault
Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
Vernon Kee
Vernon Kee
Janey Lee
Janey Lee
Margaret Murphy
Margaret Murphy
Maria Nickel
Maria Nickel
Kristen Sawyers
Kristen Sawyers
Gregory Smith
Gregory Smith
Gina Wong
Gina Wong

Program Highlights

The nomination period is now closed.

Thank you to those who have nominated an outstanding teacher! Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2014 recipients.

The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence honour outstanding and innovative elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines who instil in their students a love of learning and who utilize information and communications technologies to better equip their students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a 21st century society and economy. The Awards are offered at the regional and national levels and carry cash prizes of $1,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Priorities

A girl is upset
A hurricane
Thousands of people celebrating Canada on Parliament hill, watching fireworks