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Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards

Awards to Manitoba K-12 Educators to
Recognize Effective Educational Methods

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Manitoba Education

Deadline Date:

01/07/21 - Receipt or Postmarked


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Awards of $500 to Manitoba K-12 educators to recognize those whose educational methods have had a significant impact on student learning. Eligible educators may be nominated by students, colleagues, school administrators, school division administrators, trustees, and parents or legal guardians. Nominators should have direct knowledge of the nominee's contribution.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Teaching Excellence Award: These teachers demonstrate exemplary professional practices and an exceptional ability to inspire students and colleagues.
  • Outstanding New Teacher Award: These new teachers demonstrate great enthusiasm and professional skills that foster a love of learning in students.
  • Outstanding Team Collaboration Award: These educators demonstrate a remarkable collaborative effort while spearheading an exceptional initiative that fosters student learning and engagement.
  • Outstanding School Leader Award: These passionate school administrators demonstrate an exemplary ability to bring out the best in students and staff in order to create a stimulating learning environment in which each individual can thrive.
  • Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education: These educators distinguish themselves by their remarkable contribution to student learning and engagement. (The recipients of this award are selected from among all the nominees for the above-mentioned award categories.)

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GrantWatch ID#: 161720

Number of Grants:

There are 7 awards. Three awards will be given in the Teaching Excellent category and one each in the other categories.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award recipient will be presented with a certificate and a monetary gift of $500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An educator who holds a valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificate can be nominated. At the time of the nomination, the educator must be working directly with Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in a school setting on a daily basis.

Please note that an educator may be nominated in only one award category per year. If the nominee was a recipient of an award in a previous year, this educator cannot be nominated in the same award category.

For information on specific eligibility criteria for each award, see:

The following individuals who have direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution may nominate an eligible educator for an award:
- Student
- Parent/legal guardian
- Colleague
- School administrator
- School division administrator
- School trustee

Please note that each nomination requires two nominators, one of whom must be an educator from the nominee’s school or a school division administrator. Self-nominations and supporting documentation from the nominee’s immediate family members will not be accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

The submission deadline has been extended to January 7, 2021.

Nomination packages that are faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered after the deadline will not be accepted. Mailed nomination packages postmarked on the day of the deadline will be considered if they are complete.

It is recommended that packages be submitted a week prior to the deadline to allow for the department to notify nominators of any missing components.

Nominators will receive an email confirming receipt of their nomination package.

Nominees will receive a letter in March indicating whether they were selected for an award. Each nominee’s nominators, school principal, and superintendent (when applicable) will receive a copy of this letter.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nomination packages by mail, email, or fax to:

Selection Committee
Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards
Manitoba Education
509–1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0T3
Fax: 204-948-3234

For questions, contact:
Jeanette Aubin
204 945 6263
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 62623
Email: see above email address

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