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OSSTF/FEESO Awards of Recognition for Members · André Lécuyer Award



André Lécuyer Award

This award was created in honour of a former Associate General Secretary of OSSTF/FEESO. It is presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly to recognize outstanding contributions, especially in the area of professional development. It is one of two major awards given by the Educational Services committee.

Submitting a Nomination

The deadline for nominations is January 31 and must be submitted through our online Nomination Form.

The online form features file upload capability. You may submit attachments no larger than 20 MB. Each file should be no more than 3 MB. If you submit your online form with attachments over 20 MB, you will arrive at a Page Not Found error. If your attachments are large, we recommend you email them to Karen Metherall or mail them to Randy Banderob.



The Educational Services committee (ESC) wishes to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of the dedicated members who have contributed to improving professional growth programs at various levels and promoting issues of educational concern to our members.

The Educational Services committee will consider the following criteria when making its decisions on the recipients of these awards:

  • The candidate’s length of service and leadership in the process and events of professional development at the Branch, Bargaining Unit, District, Regional or Provincial level.
  • The candidate’s involvement in a variety of professional development activities, supporting members’ equal access to professional growth and/or research or curriculum activities.
  • The candidate’s capacity influence in providing significant opportunities for members to meet, share ideas and reflect upon a variety of professional concerns.
  • The candidate’s capacity in reflecting the goals of the Educational Services committee’s mission statement:

    ‘The mission of the Educational Services committee is to foster and promote the professional growth of OSSTF/FEESO members in order to enhance the quality of education in Ontario by investigating and researching educational issues and providing direction, information, skills and resources to members and the broader community.’


The Educational Services committee will determine which, if any, applicant will receive the award based on the established criteria. Educational Services committee reserves the right not to grant the award in any given year.


Who can propose? Any active Bargaining Unit Member in OSSTF/FEESO. All Districts and Bargaining Units are encouraged to nominate at least one candidate.
Who must nominate? A District or Bargaining Unit Executive must endorse the nominee.
Who is eligible? All active members of OSSTF/FEESO in good standing with the exception of members of the Educational Services committee.
What is required? Provide concrete examples to support the nomination.
Where will the presentation occur? Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly
How will winner be notified? The Educational Services committee will send a letter of congratulations to the winner of this award and a letter of notification to the candidate’s District/Bargaining Unit President.
Publicity OSSTF/FEESO will publicize the contributions of the award winner in its publications
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Previous Winners
1983–1984 Robert Morrow Jr. D 36 Wentworth
1984–1985 Richard A. Dodds East York Director of Education
1985–1986 Not awarded  
1986–1987 Doreen Smith  
1987–1988 Karl McCutcheon D 12 Etobicoke
1988–1989 Susan F. Stephenson D 10 Peel
1989–1990 Bob Cottrell D 19 Quinte
1990–1991 Kenneth I. Lee D 06 Lincoln
1991–1992 Susan Ratcliffe D 39 Wellington
1992–1993 Jan Wilson D 25 Renfrew
1993–1994 Bob Putnam D 15 Toronto
1994–1995 Linda Crossley D 04 London
1995–1996 Peter Lipman D 16 Scarborough
1996–1997 Rebecca Caldwell Crouse D 10 Peel
1997–1998 Jack Couckuyt D 35 Elgin
1998–1999 Kevin Crouse D 21 Hamilton–Wentworth
1999–2000 Ann Cok – Petz D 21 Hamilton–Wentworth
2000–2001 Stella Morettin D 21 Hamilton–Wentworth
2001–2002 Laura Donatelli D 22 Niagara
2002–2003 Dianna Bartholomew D 6A Thunder Bay
2002–2003 Michael Budd D 09 Greater Essex
2003–2004 William Costiniuk D 01 Ontario North East
2004–2005 Gerry Culhane D 01 Ontario North East
2005–2006 Suzette Clark D 09 Greater Essex
2006–2007 Not awarded  
2007–2008 Susan Burchell D 21 Hamilton–Wentworth
2008–2009 Not awarded  
2011–2012 Sue Doughty Smith D 6A Thunder Bay
2011–2012 Kevin McFadden D 14 Kawartha Pine Ridge
2012–2013 Carole Dion D 33 District de l’Est
2013–2014 Mike Bettiol D 19 Peel
2014–2015 Not awarded  
2015–2016 Greg Thurston D 11 Thames Valley
2016–2017 Not awarded  
2017–2018 Not awarded  


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Contact Information

Randy Banderob

Executive Assistant, Educational Services Department

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

60 Mobile Dr
Toronto, ON  M4A 2P3

Phone: 416-751-8300

Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

Fax: 416-751-7079