Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence. Recognizing teachers who make a difference.

2015 Prime Minister's Awards Recipients Announced!

May 12, 2016—The 2015 recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education have been announced! View the full lists of winning Teachers and
Early Childhood Educators.

2015 Recipients Announced

2015 National Recipients Honoured in Ottawa

15 outstanding educators from across Canada were honoured with a Prime Minister's Award in Ottawa on May 12, 2016. Take a look at the photo gallery of the 2015 award ceremony with the Prime Minister and national event week activities.

2015 National Recipients Honoured in Ottawa

Honour A Recipient!

Visit our Tips for Planning an Event or Presentation Ceremony for information on how to organize a special event or presentation ceremony to recognize a 2015 Prime Minister's Awards recipient.

The 2015 competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!

2014 Exemplary Practices

Discover the best practices of some of Canada's most outstanding educators.

2014 Exemplary Practices

Program Highlights

The Prime Minister's Awards program has been recognizing outstanding teachers and educators from across Canada for more than twenty years! A highlight video was created to feature memorable moments in the life of the program. We hope you will enjoy it!
– Prime Minister's Awards team

Prime Minister's Awards 20th Anniversary Video

Featured Winners

Nicole Blais
Nicole Blais
Scott Onuczko
Scott Onuczko
Emmanuel Escueta
Emmanuel Escueta
Monica Lee
Monica Lee
Charles Bazilewich
Charles Bazilewich
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
Jean-Paul Dupont
Jean-Paul Dupont
Anand Mahadevan
Anand Mahadevan
Steve Revington
Steve Revington
Yvan Girouard
Yvan Girouard

Of Interest

Discover Ontario's Great Teachers - Ontario College of Teachers

Video Spotlight

Video: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honours teaching excellence at national awards ceremony in Ottawa

Program Highlights

The Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence have honoured exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1993, with almost 1,500 teachers honoured to date. Recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.