Special Recognition Awards

AGM Recipients Nominating Organizations
2017 Carol Henderson The Alberta Teachers’ Association
Susan Swackhammer Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
2016 Maureen Weinberger Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Beverley Park Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
2015 Ed Hancock Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2014 Maureen Morris Québec Provincial Association of Teachers
Peter Wohlgemut The Manitoba Teachers' Society
2013 Gene Lewis Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Verna St. Denis Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2012 Fran Gaibraith The Alberta Teachers' Association
Nathalie Ladouceur-Thomas Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2011 Taylor Gunn Ontario Teachers' Federation
Dr. David Dibbon (posthumously) Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2010 Bob Fitzpatrick New Brunswick Teachers' Association
Donna Marie Kennedy Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
Dave King The Alberta Teachers' Association
Lyle Vinish Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2009 Guy Matte Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
Marilies Rettig Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Wayne Noseworthy Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
2008 Dr. Myer Horowitz The Alberta Teachers' Association
Roger Régimbal Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2007 Dr. Derwyn Crozier-Smith Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Burris Devanney Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Jan Eastman British Columbia Teachers' Federation
2006 Larry Booi The Alberta Teachers' Association
Diane Chénier
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
Hetty van Gurp Nova Scotia Teachers Union
2005 Frank Garritty Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Art Reimer The Manitoba Teachers' Society
Lise Routhier Boudreau Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2004 Phyllis Benedict Ontario Teachers' Federation
Dr. Charles Hyman The Alberta Teachers' Association
2003 Sheena Hanley Québec Provincial Association of Teachers
Susan Langley Ontario Teachers' Federation
Paulette Moore New Brunswick Teachers' Association
Brian Shortall Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2002 Jim MacKay Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Terry Mangan Ontario Teachers' Federation
2001 Harold Schultz Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Jacques Schryburt Ontario Teachers' Federation
Patricia Thomas Northwest Territories Teachers' Association
2000 Tom Bediako CTF Trustees of the CTF Trust Fund
Jim Blanchard Prince Edward Island Teachers' Federation
Joan Westcott Ontario Teachers' Federation
1999 Dr. Julius Buski The Alberta Teachers' Association
Ronald LeBreton
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
David Lennox Ontario Teachers' Federation
1998 Fred Herron Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Wayne Russell Newfoundland Teachers' Association
1997 Greg O'Keefe Nova Scotia Teachers Union
1996 Arthur O. Jorgensen The Alberta Teachers' Association
Clarence LeBlanc New Brunswick Teachers' Association
1995 David M. Eaton Ontario Teachers' Federation
Wayne Nightingale New Brunswick Teachers' Association
1994 Aubrey Asper The Manitoba Teachers' Society
Bill O'Driscoll Newfoundland Teachers' Association
1993 Dr. Bernard T. Keeler The Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Stirling McDowell Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
1992 Robert M. Buzza British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Douglas McAndless Ontario Teachers' Federation
1991 Reverend J. Frank Kavanagh, O.M.I. Ontario Teachers' Federation
Walter J. Pindera The Manitoba Teachers' Society
1990 Brother Jean-Marc Cantin Ontario Teachers' Federation
Alice Edna Wareham Newfoundland Teachers' Association
1989 Jacqueline Collette
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
Dr. Frederick Thomas Parker Nova Scotia Teachers Union
1988 Dr. Len Williams Newfoundland Teachers' Association
1987 Arthur A. Pinet
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
L. Morris Richardson Ontario Teachers' Federation
1986 Dr. Norman Goble Ontario Teachers' Federation
Dr. Florence Henderson Ontario Teachers' Federation
1985 William A. Jones Ontario Teachers' Federation
Russell D. Mosher CTF Executive Committee
1984 Dr. John G. Egnatoff Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Jeannine Séguin Ontario Teachers' Federation
1983 Dr. Sherburne McCurdy Newfoundland Teachers' Association
1982 Dr. S.C.T. Clarke The Alberta Teachers' Association
1981 Brother A.F. Brennan
Newfoundland Teachers' Association
W. Robert Gordon The Manitoba Teachers' Society
1980 Dr. Blanche Schofield-Bourgeois Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
Dr. Sybil Shack The Manitoba Teachers' Society
1979 James W. Killeen
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Gabrielle Levasseur Ontario Teachers' Federation
1978 Woodrow F. Lloyd (posthumously) Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Elizabeth F. Redmond The Manitoba Teachers' Society
1977 Father J.H. Conway Ontario Teachers' Federation
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Public Education Advocacy Awards

AGM Recipients Nominating Organizations
2017 Frontier College Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
2016 Paul Johnson Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2015 Helen Kennedy (Egale Canada) Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association
2014 Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP) Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2013 Dr. Don Massey The Alberta Teachers’ Association
2012 Heather Reisman CTF Executive Committee
2011 Félix St-Denis Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2010 Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions (COPA) Association des enseignantes et des enseignants
franco-ontariens
2009 Mary Gordon Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
2008 Two Public Education Advocacy Awards were granted in 2008:
Association francophone des parents
du Nouveau-Brunswick (AFPNB)
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick
Gerard Kennedy Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
2007 Alfie Kohn Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2006 Denise Pike Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2005 Annie Kidder Ontario Teachers' Federation
2004 A Public Education Advocacy Award was not granted in 2004.
2003 Kathy LeGrow Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association
2002 A Public Education Advocacy Award was not granted in 2002.
2001 His Excellency John Ralston Saul CTF Executive Committee
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Outstanding Indigenous Educator Awards

AGM Recipients Nominating Organizations
2017 Debbie White Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
2016 Lloyd Bloomfield The Alberta Teachers’ Association
2015 Belinda Daniels Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2014 Mary Courchene The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
2013 Dr. Shaun Haines The Alberta Teachers’ Association
2012 Maureen Johns Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2011 DiAnn Blessé Northwest Territories Teachers' Association
2010 Beverley Cheechoo Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
2009 Myra Laramee The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
2008 Edwina Wetzel Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association

Indigenous Elder Award

AGM Recipients Nominating Organizations
2017 Garry Robson The Manitoba Teachers’ Society