The OTIP Teaching Awards


Want to recognize a teacher who does great work in the school? Then, this is the place for you.

Ontario has a publicly funded education system which is recognized for its excellence around the world. This excellence is, in large part, due to the teachers who light sparks in students, inspire their colleagues and hearten parents. The OTIP Teaching Awards recognize these teachers.

Anyone can nominate a teacher in Ontario's publicly funded schools, including public, Catholic, and francophone school boards.

You can nominate a teacher in one of three categories: elementary, secondary, or a beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching.

Winning teachers are hosted at a fall awards ceremony in Toronto where they are presented with a personal award of $1,000 and a Certificate of Recognition. Their schools are recognized as well with a $1,000 prize and a Certificate of Recognition.

Deadline for submitting nominations is March 31 of each year.

Award Sponsors

Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP)

For over 25 years, OTIP has been serving the education community with reliable, affordable insurance and financial solutions. Their goal is to meet the unique insurance needs of Ontario's education employees. OTIP is a non-profit organization directed by a Board of Trustees consisting of two representatives from each of the four education affiliates (AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF).

Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF)

OTF is the advocate for the teaching profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 teachers. OTF members are full-time, part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly funded schools in the province— elementary, secondary, public, Catholic and francophone. OTF is composed of four affiliated groups: l'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).