Distinguished Contribution Award

Recognition Awards

Distinguished Contribution Award

The TESL Ontario Distinguished Contribution Award is designed to recognize and honour a person's significant long-term achievements and contributions to the advancement of English Language training. This award will reflect the importance of volunteer contributions in the English Language training sector and for TESL Ontario.
One recipient is chosen each year to receive this award.
Nomination Overview

Nominees must have demonstrated commitment to the English language training profession over a minimum of 15 years. In addition they must have made significant volunteer contributions and a commitment to advance the English language educational sector and/or profession. 

Nominee Qualifications

  • Nominees must have displayed a long standing commitment to the profession over a period of at least 15 years.
  • Nominees must have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the English language training profession.
  • Nominees should have volunteer experience in the field of English language teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of nominee's exceptional contribution will be evaluated through a rating scale. 

Nomination Letters

  • Nominations must include one nomination letter and one letter of support.

Nomination Process

  • Nominee must meet all nominee qualifications
  • Nomination must include one letter of nomination and one supporting letter of nomination
  • Nominator must submit a completed online nomination form including:
    • examples of contributions in the workplace, community, sectors, TESL Ontario and other relevant organizations, and
    • letters of nomination and support.

Nomination Deadline: September 8, 2023.


Nominations now open!