Nominations open for 8th annual teacher awards

Canadian Family magazine is now accepting nominations for its annual Teacher Awards. Now in its eighth year, the national program celebrates first-rate, community-nominated elementary and secondary school educators across the country.“The Teacher Awards are a terrific way to give Canada’s top teachers the recognition they deserve,” said Brandie Weikle, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Family. “In previous years, finalists and semi-finalists have garnered thousands of votes, even in small communities. It’s fantastic to see students, parents, friends and families come together and celebrate educators who truly go above and beyond.”

Nominations close on April 15, 2014. A panel of education experts will shortlist 12 semi-finalists, to be announced on May 26, 2014. An online vote at will determine the three winners.

The three Teacher Awards winners will be featured in Canadian Family’s September issue (on sale Aug. 18, 2014), and each will win $2,500 for programming and supplies, courtesy of program sponsor Johnson Inc.

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