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New National Award for Canadian Christian School Teachers

Regional award goes national to help highlight work of Christian schools coast to coast


March 5, 2020

HAMILTON, ON – A renewed and expanded teaching award is now open to all teachers across Canada who work in a Christian school. The Teacher Excellence Awards – originally known as the Rozema Awards and open only to teachers in Ontario – are now a national effort to recognize Christian schooling’s contribution to the common good in helping to form good citizens.

The Teacher Excellence Awards are a partnership among four organizations: The Christian School Foundation, Christian Schools Canada, EduDeo Ministries, and think tank Cardus. The award recognizes K-12 teachers at Christian schools who go above and beyond in nurturing student character, engaging the local community, and improving school culture.

Awards of $1,000 will go to one teacher in each of the following categories:

  • Kindergarten – Grade 4
  • Grade 5 – Grade 8
  • Grade 9 – Grade 12
  • Global Perspectives (teaching and learning practice that integrates what we can learn from and offer to communities in other nations.)
  • Lifetime Achievement (for nominees with at least 20 years of experience)

Nominating a teacher involves filling out a single, simple online form. We encourage parents, students, and faculty to speak to their school principal about nominating a teacher who deserves recognition as an example of excellence in Christian education.

About the Christian School Foundation
The Christian School Foundation serves two groups: Canadian Christian schools and donors by helping to ensure member schools’ long-term financial viability. Currently the Foundation has nearly 75 member-schools from Ontario, Quebec, PEI, and Alberta. To learn more, visit our website.

About Christian Schools Canada
Christian Schools Canada’s core purpose is “partnering together for the flourishing of Christian education in Canada” with a commitment to bold visions and ambitious plans for Christian education regionally and nationally. To learn more, visit us online.

About EduDeo Ministries
EduDeo Ministries advances quality education rooted in a Biblical worldview, so that children in the majority world learn to live as Christ. Desiring to see partners grow in their capacity, we partner long-term with school associations and ministries to deliver quality, Christ-centred education by strengthening their learning, leaders, and organizations. To learn more, visit our website.

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