OTF Special Recognition Award


For contributions to publicly funded education 



The OTF Special Recognition Award is presented annually to an organization, group or individual in acknowledgement of outstanding contributions to publicly funded education in Ontario, beyond the school board level.


The efforts of the individual, group or organization must have the goal of improving publicly funded education in Ontario.

Their contributions must have been sustained over an extended period of time.

Their contributions may be at the local or provincial level.

An individual cannot be nominated for their work as a school board employee. The group or organization cannot be nominated for work that originated at the school board level.

Previous winners of the Greer Award are excluded, unless there are significant contributions beyond those detailed in their original Greer Award nomination.

Who can nominate 

Anyone can nominate: parents, students, teachers, administrators, public.

The Award 

The recipient of the award will be notified in May 2020 and will be recognized with a certificate at the OTF Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in August. The monetary amount of the award is $1,000. This monetary amount may be directed to the award recipient or to an educational charitable organization or other worthwhile educational cause designated by the recipient.


Nominations are now open. Just click to download the nomination form and email the completed form to specialrecognition@otffeo.on.ca.

Nominations close on March 31, 2020.

Have questions? Email specialrecognition@otffeo.on.ca.