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OSSTF/FEESO Awards of Recognition for Members · Communication Award



Communication Award

Communication Award


The OSSTF/FEESO Communication Award recognizes and celebrates effective efforts in communication made by Districts, Bargaining Units or individuals during the past calendar year.

The deadline for nominations is January 31 and must be submitted online by clicking on the Nomination Form link below:

The electronic form features file upload capability.  You may submit attachments no larger than 20 MB.  Each file should be no more than 3MB.  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 or mail them to Tracey Marshall.


Nomination Form





This award considers all forms of communication used by a District or Bargaining Unit, including but not limited to:

• Newsletters (print and/or digital)
• Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
• Website (news articles, images, interactivity)
• Other creative initiatives (banners, ad campaigns, rally signs)

Submissions will be considered using a variety of criteria, including:

• Content (professionalism, accuracy, currency, relevancy)
• Creativity (style, modem media)
• Quantity (variety, pacing)
• Special considerations (unit size, geography, other challenges)

All submissions must be on time and will need to include an overall summary of the considerations above, and examples of communications work, which may include web address to the District/ Bargaining Unit website, photos or electronic copies of publications, social media account information, and photos of other communications activities.



The Communications and Political Action Committee will determine which, if any, applicant will receive the award based on the established criteria.  The Communications and Political Action 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   


1992 – Shirley Telegadas
D 34 Essex
1993 – Unknown
1994 – Scott Hunt D 34 Essex
1995 – Paul Rook D 16 Scarborough
1996 – John McEwen D 21 Seaway
1997 – Betty Ann Bushell D 10 Peel
1998 – Ron Crawford
D 08 Hamilton



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Tracey Marshall

Executive Assistant

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

Phone: 416-751-8300