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OSSTF/FEESO Awards of Recognition for Members · Political Action Award — In honour of Wendell Fulton and Larry French



Political Action Award — In honour of Wendell Fulton and Larry French

The Political Action Award in honour of Wendell Fulton and Larry French
Is presented annually to a member who has shown outstanding leadership in political action either within the Federation or through work with political parties, other unions or labour councils.  A nomination must be accompanied by a resolution passed by a District or Bargaining Unit Executive.

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 the contact below.

Nomination Form



The recipient of the Political Action Award will have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Participation and/or organizing of political action events or activities of interest to OSSTF/FEESO.
  • Held positions in the Federation and/or in the local community related to political action.
  • Has had a positive and progressive impact on the Federation in their involvement in political action.


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.
Who must nominate? A District or Bargaining Unit Executive.
Who is eligible? All active members of OSSTF/FEESO in good standing.
What is required? Provide concrete examples to support the nomination. A District or Bargaining Unit motion of endorsement of the nominee must accompany the application.
Where will the presentation occur? Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly.
How will winner be notified? The secretariat member attached to the award will make contact with the nominator prior to the award ceremony to get winner’s contact information. Only winning entries will be contacted..
Publicity OSSTF/FEESO will publicize the contributions of the award winner in its publications

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
1999 – Suzanne Burchell D 21 Hamilton – Wentworth
2000 – Camille Natale

D 12 Toronto

2001 – Paul Hertel

Lee Emery

D 09 Greater Essex

D 21 Hamilton - Wentworth

2002 – Bruce Fink

Jane Hulme

D 25 Ottawa – Carleton

D 10 Lambton Kent

2003 - Sue Hotte

Jeff Adams

D 22 Niagara

D 25 Ottawa - Carleton

2004 – Craig Brockwell

John Ryrie

D 22 Niagara

D 24 Waterloo

2005 – Susan Rab

Martha Hradowy

D 25 Ottawa – Carleton

D 09 Greater Essex

2006 – John Currie

Noella English

D 18 Upper Grand

D 18 Upper Grand

2007 – Doug Joliffe

Alexander (Sandy) Bass

D 12 Toronto

D 03 Rainbow

2008 – Dave Nickle

Elaine MacDonald

D 14 Kawartha Pine Ridge

D 26 Upper Canada

2009 – Jim Neill

Gord Cale

D 26 Upper Canada

D 07 Bluewater

2010 – Stephanie Kirkey

Patti Dalton

D 25 Ottawa – Carleton

D 11 Thames Valley

2011 – James Grant

Dan Maxwell

D 10 Lambton Kent

D 25 Ottawa - Carleton


2012 – Not Awarded

2013 – Evelyn Daley

Scott Hunt

D 11 Thames Valley

D 09 Greater Essex

2014 – Jason Bremner

Anthony Marco

D 29 Hastings – Prince Edward

D 21 Hamilton – Wentworth

2015 – Mike Platt D 12 Toronto
2016 – Daniel Peat D 22 Niagara
2017 – Irene Taylor D 09 Greater Essex
2018 – Ronnie Whitcomb D 23 Grand Erie

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Contact Information

Tracey Marshall

Executive Assistant, Communications and Political Action Department

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

49 Mobile Dr
Toronto, ON  M4A 1H5

Phone: 416-751-8300

Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

Fax: 416-751-7079