Distinguished Contribution Award

The TESL Ontario Distinguished Contribution Award is designed to recognize and honour the significant long-term achievements and contributions to the advancement of English Language training.  This award will reflect the importance of volunteering contributions in the English Language training sector and for TESL Ontario.  Previously known as the Silver Pin Award, it was renamed in January 2013 to better reflect the purpose of the award. There will be up to two recipients chosen every year to receive this award.

List of Recipients


Sparks of Excellence Award

The TESL Ontario Sparks of Excellence Award is designed to recognize and acknowledge the excellence and commitment of TESL Ontario members who provide outstanding educational experiences to their students or who demonstrate exceptional leadership/mentoring expertise towards their colleagues and student teachers in a manner that goes above and beyond the day to day duties of their job.



Affiliate Service Award

The TESL Ontario Affiliate Service Award is designed to acknowledge the vital contributions of the volunteers who are instrumental in the success of their local TESL Ontario Affiliate group. These individuals who contribute valuable skills, expertise and commitment to the success of their local community of language training professionals are nominated by peers from their local affiliate members and recognized at the affiliate level.