OTIP Teaching Awards

OTF, in partnership with the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP), honours educators whose commitment, creativity and energy result in a superior experience for students. Initiated in 1991, the honourees have covered a wide range of disciplines, teaching methods, age groups and geographical locations. Up to three awards are given annually to outstanding teachers in the categories of elementary, secondary, and beginning teachers.

The following Ontario teachers are outstanding recipients of this year’s awards:

2022 OTIP Teaching Awards Winners

Beginning Teacher Category

Nikita Boodoo, North Albion Collegiate Institute, Toronto 

Nicholas Ashmore, Port Perry High School, Port Perry


Elementary Teacher Category

Elizabeth Cook, Silver Creek Public School, Georgetown


Secondary Teacher Category

Lendyl D’Souza, Notre Dame High School, Toronto, 

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