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How to Nominate

To nominate an educator or organization for a Guiding the Journey award, you must first determine the eligibility of the nominee, then complete and submit the Online Nomination Form (below) OR downloadable Nomination Form.

If you are using the downloadable form, please send your documents to educatorawards@indspire.ca

Note: As part of the Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards process, only the recipients selected for the current year are contacted. If your nomination was not selected this year, it will go forward to the next two juries.

The deadline to nominate is July 30, 2021.

Step 1

Download the Guiding the Journey Declaration Form (you’ll be asked to upload the signed form in the application).

Step 2

Fill out the application using the Online Nomination Form (below) OR by downloading and completing the forms. Please read the Eligibility Criteria (below) before starting the application.

Download the Educator Nomination Form here.
Download the Organization Nomination Form here.


Eligibility Criteria

Educator Awards

Any person in Canada may nominate educators who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Canadian born or Permanent Canadian residents
  • Practicing K-12 educators in a classroom

Organization Award

Any person in Canada may nominate organizations/schools that:

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in Indigenous education
  • Canadian school, School Board or Organization
  • Have practicing K-12 educators

Ancestry

For Indigenous educators being nominated for an Educator Award, the nominator will need to confirm the nominee is one of the following: First Nation (including status and non-status), Inuit, Métis or non-Indigenous education partner. See the nomination form for detailed requirements.

Consent of Nominee

Nominee must provide consent in order to be nominated for an award.

Letters of Support

Submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 letters of support with the nomination.

Resume

For educators being nominated for an Educator Award, please submit the nominee’s resume with the nomination.

Online Nomination Form

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