Student Awards

Status Awards, sponsored by the Status of Women Committee

The Status of Women Committee Annual Awards Dinner honours outstanding women and women-identified Teachers, Professional Student Services Personnel and students in the TDSB and District 12. Please see the nomination form below.

Camille Natale Award, sponsored by the Human Rights Committee

The annual Camille Natale Awards reflect OSSTF Toronto’s belief in the power of student action to make a difference for peace, social justice, equity and human rights locally and globally. The awards are administered by both the District’s Political Action and Human Rights Committees. Awards are made to the two applications that most strongly meet the criteria. Each award is valued at $250.00. Please see the attachment below.

Student Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Provincial Executive of OSSTF

The Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition which is open to all public secondary school students in Ontario. The competition is meant to encourage the intellectual development of our students and an interest in society. The 1984 Provincial Assembly established the awards in honour of Marion Drysdale, a secretary at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office for twenty-two years, for her dedicated work over so many years.

Each year a new theme is determined by the Recognition and Promotion Sub-Committee of the Communications/Political Action Committee.

OSSTF/FEESO invites student writers and artists to submit creative work exploring a different theme every year.  Judging will be held at the school, District, Regional and Provincial levels.  Eleven provincial winners will be awarded $1000 each in prizes and will be invited with one family member to our Annual General Meeting in March where a video showcasing their work will be screened, and the winners will enjoy a luncheon in their honour.

Jim McQueen Excellence in Education Award sponsored by the TTBU Executive

The Jim McQueen Excellence in Education Award recognizes students in the TDSB for their exceptional involvement and service to their school and/or community life. The Award is presented by a member of the school’s Branch Executive at the school’s Commencement. Schools may select one recipient per year according to the criteria described in the document below. Nominations must be sent to the D12 Office at least two weeks prior to the presentation date.