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Provincial Adult Awards

Ontario CEC has established awards to recognize adult individuals who have given outstanding service to The Council for Exceptional Children or directly to exceptional children and youth. 

See Criteria/Guidelines and Nomination Forms below for the following adult awards, which are presented at the Annual Conference: 

  • The President’s Award to a CEC Member
  • CEC Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Lynn Ziraldo Advocacy Award
  • Teacher of the Year Award by Region
  • Educational Leader of the Year Award by Region
  • Paraprofessional of the Year Award by Region
  • Subdivision or Chapter Member of the Year Award by Region
  • The President’s Award to a Partner in Education
  • Business, Agency and Community Award by Region
  • Post Secondary Adult Student Award
  • Yes I Can Parent Award by Region
  • Kenn Kloby Teacher of the Year Award
  • Irene Mackowski Educational Leader of the Year Award

*See Awards Nomination Package Below

 

Note: There are 3 options for completing a nomination form. 

  1. Apply Online (preferred) 
  2. Fill & Email -  fill in form online and email to the Awards Chair 
  3. Print - print form, complete, scan and email to the Awards Chair 

 

Donna Zuccato 
Co-Chair, Awards Committee
donna.zuccato@gmail.com

Dr. Sue Ball
Co-Chair, Awards Committee
dr.sueball@outlook.com 


Ontario CEC

The President's Award to a CEC Member
Criteria: A member of CEC who has contributed in any of several ways, to the work of CEC or exceptional children and youth.

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CEC Lifetime Achievement Award
Criteria: A member of CEC who has made continued and sustained contributions to the work of CEC and/or to children and youth with exceptionalities.

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Lynn Ziraldo Advocacy Award
Criteria: This award may be given annually to an individual or an organization who embodies the spirit and qualities of Lynn Ziraldo.

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Teacher Of The Year Award By Region
Criteria: A teacher, who is not in a consultative or supervisory capacity and who, in the opinion of the Chapter, has made a significant contribution to exceptional children and youth.

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Educational Leader Of The Year Award
Criteria: An individual, who is in a leadership, consultative or supervisory capacity and who, in the opinion of the Region Chapters, has made a significant contribution to exceptional children and youth.

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Paraprofessional of the Year Award By Region
Criteria: A Paraprofessional who is working as a Teaching Assistant, Educational Assistant, attendant, Child Youth Counsellor, Child Youth Worker, or in a similar role, employed to assist or support certified staff in the education of individuals with exceptionalities.

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Subdivision or Chapter Member of the Year Award
Criteria: A member of a Subdivision or Chapter who, in the opinion of the Subdivision or Chapter, has made a significant contribution to the exceptional child and Subdivision or Chapter.  The member must also be a CEC member in good standing.

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The President’s Award to a Partner in Education
Criteria: Generally, an individual who has contributed, in any of several ways, to the work of CEC or exceptional children and youth.

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Business, Agency, and Community Award by Region
Criteria: To recognize a business, agency, or community organization that has promoted and provided for the enhancement, awareness, and employment of individuals with exceptionalities in order to promote and support their full participation within the community.

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Postsecondary Adult Student Award
Criteria: A postsecondary adult student who has contributed, in several ways, to exceptional children and youth, and in the view of the student, exhibits potential to help exceptional children and youth.

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Recognition Award For Long Term Membership
Members who have 20 and 25 years of membership will receive a plaque at the Annual General Meeting.

Members with 30, 35, 40 years or more of membership will receive a plaque at the Annual Awards Luncheon.

There is no need for members to complete a form for this award.

     

Yes I Can Parent Award By Region
Criteria: A parent/guardian of a child/youth with special needs.

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Kenn Kloby Teacher of the Year Award
Criteria: The Kenn Kloby Teacher of the Year Award was established in 1995 by the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children to honour an outstanding educator.

Each region is encouraged to nominate a candidate for the “Teacher of the Year” award.  The “Kenn Kloby Award” recipient will be selected from among those nominees by the Provincial CEC Awards  Committee and will be Ontario’s nomination for the “Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award – International CEC”

     

Irene Mackowski Educational Leader of the Year Award
Criteria: The Irene Mackowski Educational Leader Of The Year Award was established in 2000 by the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children to honour an outstanding educational leader.

The recipient will be selected by the Provincial CEC Awards Committee, from among the Educational Leader of the Year recipients for the current year.

     

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Last Updated:  28 February, 2022

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