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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 deserves to be recognized? 
TDSB staff — both individuals and groups – who go above and beyond to support students, staff, parents and/or community members throughout the system.

Who is eligible to be nominated for a TDSB Excellence Award? 
Any TDSB individual or group is eligible. A maximum of 10 individuals may be included as part of any program or project nomination. 

What are the selection criteria? 
The TDSB Excellence Awards are a way to recognize staff who are making significant contributions to support the startegic directions of the TDSB as outlined in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan. Ultimately, the question is: “How does this person/group go above and beyond every day in support of staff, students and/or the community.”

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

When and where are the recipients celebrated?
The Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 5050 Yonge Street.

How can I nominate someone for an Excellence Award? 
Two letters of reference are needed and must be written by two different people. The nominator can provide one of the references. This is a one page statement outlining why the candidate is deserving of a TDSB Excellence Award. Save them to your desk top before you begin the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4 p.m. 


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. 

When is the nomination deadline? 
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4 p.m. 


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

Are programs from the current 2018-19 school year eligible? 
Yes. Any current/recent program is eligible for nomination. 

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

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