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Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019

Catholic Education Week logoCatholic Education Week

May 6-11, 2019

During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values that underpin Catholic Education. 

During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  

Please see below a list of awards and nomination forms. Please note that nominations must be submitted by Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. 

  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year
  • Contribution to Catholic Education
  • Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education - CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers
  • The Katherine Award
  • Student Volunteer

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Adult Volunteer of the Year 

The school system is supported by the generous contributions of time and talent by volunteers. Annually the Board will acknowledge these contributions generally and will as well, recognize the particular, extraordinary contributions of adult volunteers.  

The Adult Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or worksite to those students/staff of that site.

Nomination Form: Adult Volunteer 2019.docx


Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year 

The Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award will be presented annually to a Teacher who is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers; exemplifies the spirit of the Mission Statement of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; has rendered meritorious service to Catholic education in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; has been active in Catholic education during the current school year; has made an ongoing commitment and contribution to Catholic education; and is committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church through community and parish life.

The Teacher may be selected from any of the following designations: Classroom Teachers and Non-Classroom Teachers (Core French Teachers, Student Services and Resource Teachers, Special Assignment Teachers, Coordinators, School and Board Administration).

Nomination FormArchbishop Spence Catholic Teacher 2019.docx


Contribution to Catholic Education 

Annually, the Board will recognize the contribution of an individual or group for the Contribution to Catholic Education Award by selecting an appropriate recipient from recommendations received from school communities through the school principal or from other system partners.

The Contribution to Catholic Education Award is to be broadly interpreted to include voluntary work for the Board, academic achievement, work excellence and long service. 

Nomination Form: Contribution to Catholic Education 2019.docx


Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education Award - CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers

The Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education Award – CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers will recognize an individual who demonstrates excellence in the workplace while supporting faith-based education; community service, social justice initiatives; involvement in workplace and/or community life and personal accomplishment.

Nomination FormExcellence in Supporting Catholic Education 2019.docx


The Katherine Award

The Katharine Award is meant to recognize an individual, group or school whose charitable efforts honour the spirit of giving of the late Katharine Splinter and are consistent with the character of the system as expressed in its Mission Statement. 

Nomination Form: Katherine Award 2019.docx


Student Volunteer

The school system is supported by the generous contributions of time and talent by student volunteers. Annually the Board will acknowledge these contributions generally and will as well, recognize the particular, extraordinary contributions of elementary and secondary school student volunteers.

 The Elementary and Secondary Student Volunteer of the Year Awards will recognize an individual in each panel who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or worksite to the benefit of those students/staff of that site. 

Nomination Form: Student Volunteer 2019-1.docx