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Guiding the Journey Indigenous Educator Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have been nominated for the award. What does this mean?

A: Congratulations! If you’ve been nominated, that means a colleague, student, or community member told us that you deserve to be recognized for your work. Your nomination package will be included to be reviewed by a jury of your peers from across Canada.

Q. What happens if I’m not selected to receive an award?

A: If you are not selected to receive an award in the year you are nominated, your nomination will be reconsidered for the next two years.

Q. What do I do once I’m nominated?

A: You must give consent to the nominator in order to be nominated and provide a copy of your proof of Indigenous status.

Q. What does the nomination consist of?

A: The nominator will need to complete the online form and include required supplementary documents.

Q. Who should I ask to write my letters of reference?

A: Nominees are asked to submit a minimum of 2 letters of reference with their nomination. The letters could come from a variety of sources, e.g. a colleague, administrator, student, parent, or community member. It’s important to ask people who are familiar with your work and can attest to the impact it has had on your students.

Q. How do I submit my letters of reference?

A: Upload your letters of reference as part of your online nomination. Alternatively, you can email these documents to educatorawards@indspire.ca. Copy of the documents (original not required) can be addressed as follows:

50 Generations Drive
Ohsweken, ON N0A1M0
Attention: Selection Committee – Guiding the Journey Educator Awards

Q. What file types can I submit for my supplementary documents?

A: The online form will accept WORD, PDF documents. Documents shouldn’t be larger than 25 MB each.

Q. When will the recipients be announced?

A: Our goal is to issue a press release in November 2022. This happens only after all recipients have been contacted and confirm they accept and will be present at the awards ceremony. Please watch our social media feeds or check the website for updates.

Q. Are the Guiding the Journey Awards Ceremony Televised?

A: The ceremony is not televised.

If you have further questions, please contact educatorawards@indspire.ca.