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OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award

The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to one graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Education Teacher Candidate at each English-language publicly assisted Ontario faculty of education who applies for the award and who in the opinion of the OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Executive has shown a clear understanding and empathy for the values of unionism, is attempting to secure a job with a public secondary board, and best exemplifies the criteria below.

The Teacher Candidate to be selected for the OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award(listed in order of importance, #1 being most important):

  1. is an advocate for unionism and related values.
  2. has demonstrated political or social activism that promotes the professional nature of teaching.
  3. has shown leadership by supporting and advocating for fellow Teacher Candidates.
  4. has shown leadership in organization of events which benefit fellow Teacher Candidates.
  5. has demonstrated a high degree of professional competence.
  6. is attempting to secure a teaching position that would make her or him an OSSTF/FEESO member.
(See Related Attachments for more detailed explanations of these criteria.)


Award Recipient Selection Process

  1. Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies Teacher Candidates who will be graduating from an eligible faculty of education between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 may apply for the award using the OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award Application Form (see Related Links) and according to the chart below:

  2. Faculty/Program


    Application Period / Deadline

    Award Administration

    Queen’s Consecutive

    Fall 2017

    June – August 31, 2017

    Fall 2017

    UOIT Consecutive

    Winter 2018

    October – December 31, 2017

    Spring 2018

    UOIT Concurrent

    Spring 2018

    January – April 30, 2018

    All other faculties

    Spring 2018

    January – April 30, 2018

    Spring 2018

  1. The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education of Work Group will consider all applications received and will recommend to the Provincial Executive one applicant from each eligible faculty of education who best exemplifies the award criteria above to be the Award Recipient from that faculty.

  2. Once the Provincial Executive has confirmed the award recipients, OSSTF/FEESO will forward the award cheque and letter of congratulations to those recipients and will inform the Deans of the Faculties of Education of the name of the recipient from their respective faculty.

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Contact Information

Peter Bates

Executive Assistant, Educational Services Department

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

60 Mobile Drive
Toronto, ON
M4A 2P3

Phone: 416-751-8300

Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

Fax: 416-751-7079