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Excellence Awards Frequently Asked Questions


What are the TDSB Excellence Awards? 
The Excellence Awards is our opportunity to honour and celebrate outstanding TDSB individuals and programs. Recognizing our staff not only celebrates their accomplishments and efforts, it inspires others to excel in their own roles.

Who is eligible to be nominated for a TDSB Excellence Award? 
TDSB staff — both individuals and groups – who go above and beyond to support students, staff, parents/caregivers and/or community members throughout the system.

Any TDSB individual or group is eligible. You can nominate an individual, multiple individuals (up to 10), or a formal committee/group/team. A maximum of 10 individuals may be included as part of any program or project nomination. 

What are the selection criteria? 
The Excellence Awards align with the shared system priorities of everyone in the TDSB and include nomination categories which reflect our focus on student achievement, engagement, and wellness all centered by our commitment to equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression and human rights. Learn more.

Who can submit a nomination? 
Anyone! The nomination and reference letters can come from staff, students, parents/caregivers or community members.

When and where are the recipients celebrated?
The Awards ceremony will take place on  June 5, 2024 at Northview Secondary School.

How can I nominate someone for an Excellence Award? 

Please visit the Submitting a Nomination page to submit your nomination. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 5, 2024 at 4 pm.

Do you have examples of strong nominations?

The TDSB Excellence Awards online nomination form accepts both video and written nominations. This document shares the best practices of each option to guide nominators as they complete the nomination form. Use these examples to guide your Excellence Awards nominations.

How long does the online nomination process take?  

Once you have the two required pieces of the nomination package, the online nomination process will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Can non-TDSB staff win an Excellence Award? 
No. Excellence Awards are for staff recognition and are only open to employees of the TDSB.

When completing the nomination form, can I use examples from two or more years ago?
No, nomination examples or actions must have been demonstrated since January 2023.

Will nominees be notified that they were nominated? 
Yes, all nominees will receive a notification of nomination.