OTF Special Recognition Award – New OTF award recognizes contributions to publicly funded education

For many years, OTF had the privilege of presenting the Greer Award to outstanding and deserving recipients for their contributions to publicly funded education in Ontario.

Now that the funding for the award has ended, OTF is announcing the new OTF Special Recognition Award which will be 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. The nominee’s contributions may be at the local or provincial level and must have been sustained over an extended period of time.

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.

Anyone can nominate: parents, students, teachers, administrators, members of the public.

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

Nominations are now open and close on March 31, 2020.

For more information on the award, the criteria and the nomination form, click on Special Recognition.

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