Staff Awards

At Durham District School Board (DDSB) we value the hard work and contributions of our staff, administrators and educators. We hand out 2 DDSB awards each year to dedicated members of the DDSB community.

Bruce Mather Award

The Bruce Mather Award is presented to a staff member or staff team that made an exceptional contribution to the growth of others. This award is named after former DDSB Director of Education, Bruce Mather.

The winner will receive an award at our September Board meeting. We also present the winner with a cash award to help support their project or program. All nominees receive a certificate.

Nominations

We accept nominations until May 31 each year. Anyone in the DDSB or members of the public can submit a nomination. For more information about the nomination process, please email the Executive Assistant to the Director of Education.

Educational Services Staff Award

The Educational Services Staff Award recognizes an educational services staff member or team who has made an exceptional contribution to the support of students, schools or the growth of others in the school board.

The winner will receive an award at our October Board meeting. We also present the winner with a $500 cash award to help support their project or initiative. All nominees receive a certificate.

Eligibility

This award is open to CUPE staff members, including:

  • Office – Clerical – Technical staff
  • Custodial and Maintenance staff
  • Educational Assistants (EAs)

Nominations

We accept nominations until June 30 each year. Anyone in the DDSB or members of the public can submit a nomination. Please review the Educational Services Staff Award application information and submit nominations to the Executive Assistant to the Director of Education.

Additional awards

For more information on external teaching and education awards in Canada, please review the following list.

Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education (ECE)

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honours an ECE for their leadership, exemplary education practices and their commitment to building the foundation children need to achieve success.

Governor General's Award

The Governor General's Award is given out annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of Canadian history.

Ontario Public School Boards' Association Awards

The Ontario Public School Boards' Association gives out a variety of awards to teachers and school trustees for their work and achievements.

Canadian Association of Principals Awards

The Canadian Association of Principals gives out annual awards for the outstanding work of Principals and Vice Principals.

The Learning Partnership

The Learning Partnership gives out an annual award to an outstanding Principal.

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Awards

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation gives out a variety of awards to teachers and staff working in secondary schools.

Elementary Teachers Federation Awards

The Elementary Teachers Federation gives out a variety of awards to elementary teachers each year.

Council for Exceptional Children Award

This Council for Exceptional Children gives out an award to an Educational Assistant, ESL teacher, or support educator.

Science Teachers' Association of Ontario Awards

The Science Teachers' Association of Ontario gives out awards to teachers in the fields of science and technology for excellent leadership and achievement.

Coaches' Association of Ontario Award

The Coaches Association of Ontario gives out an annual award for excellence in coaching.

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Awards

The Ontario Association for Mathematics Education gives out awards to mathematics teachers each year.

Ontario Business Educators' Association Awards

The Ontario Business Educators' Association gives out awards to business teachers each year.

Ontario Cooperative Education Association Awards

The Ontario Cooperative Education Association gives out awards to cooperative education teachers.

Ontario Council for Technology Education

The Ontario Council for Technology Education gives out awards for teachers working in science, technology and mathematics.

Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association Awards

The Ontario Modern Languages Teachers' Association gives out awards to language arts teachers.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association Awards

The Ontario School Counsellors' Association gives out awards to school counsellors for outstanding work.

Ontario Library Association Awards

The Ontario Library Association gives out awards to outstanding library educators.

Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan Awards

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan gives out awards for outstanding work by educators in Ontario.