Ottawa, July 13, 2023 – Excellence in Indigenous education, the teaching profession and meritorious service to education were recognized at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) 2023 Annual General Meeting.
Six accomplished educators received accolades from delegates and their peers during the tributes and awards presentation, sponsored by Johnson Insurance.
Recognition of an Outstanding Indigenous Educator
This recognition pays tribute to a teacher who has demonstrated leadership in Indigenous education and excellence in teaching that reflects Indigenous culture.
Anika Guthrie – Nominated by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Read the full biography.
Recognition of an Indigenous Elder
This recognition pays tribute to the contributions of an Indigenous Elder to public education in Canada.
Anyàłashâsh Sam Johnston – Nominated by the Yukon Association of Education Professionals (YAEP) – Read the full biography.
Public Education Advocacy Award
This award recognizes dedicated, long-standing service, as well as major contributions to benefit publicly funded public education.
Colleen MacPherson – Nominated by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) – Read the full biography.
Special Recognition Award
This award is presented to individuals for meritorious service to education and the teaching profession at the provincial and national levels.
Pierre Côté – Nominated by the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Association (OSSTF/FEESO) – Read the full biography.
Sam Hammond – Nominated by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Read the full biography.
Dianne Woloschuk – Nominated by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) – Read the full biography.