THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AWARDS recognize excellence as an ongoing investment into the life of a Canadian Christian school community and a positive public contribution to the common good. Being shortlisted for the Teacher Excellence Awards is an indication of a particular educator or school community’s reputation for giftedness and excellent practice.

Launched in 2016 by Cardus and the Christian School Foundation, the awards were originally named for and sponsored by Sarnia business leader John Rozema, esteemed for his commitment to both local and global issues, and for his support of educational institutions.

2022 Award Winners

Kindergarten — Grade 4 Winner
Kindergarten — Grade 4 Finalist
Grade 5 — Grade 8 Winner
Grade 5 — 8 Finalist
Grade 9 — Grade 12 Winner
Grade 9 –Grade 12 Finalist
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award Finalist
Global Perspectives Award Winner

The following organizations are pleased to offer
the Teacher Excellence Awards.



There are five possible Teacher Excellence Awards for 2022.

Please note that in previous years the categories have been subject-based, however, we are now awarding in the following categories:

Kindergarten – Grade 4

Award Value: $3,000

Grade 5 – Grade 8

Award Value: $3,000

Grade 9 – Grade 12

Award Value: $3,000

Lifetime Achievement

Award Value: $3,000

This award recognizes excellence over an extended period of time. Nominees should have at least 20 years of experience and the focus of the application portfolio will rely more on examples of innovation and testimonies of impact. While the Rigour criteria will be more difficult to document, preference will be given to nominations which illustrate a contribution to the craft and status of the teaching profession.

Global Perspectives

Award Value: $3,000

This award 1 recognizes excellence in the integration of global perspectives in the classroom. In particular, teaching and learning practice that integrates what we can learn from and offer to communities in other nations.

Please note: Service Learning projects are not eligible in their own right for this award unless they are integrated into the subject curriculum.


1 The winner of this award will be selected in consultation with EduDeo Ministries.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations are now closed. 

Thank you to all the school leaders who nominated this year’s teachers! Nominations closed April 6, 2022. Finalists will be announced in the coming months, and awards will be presented at the Christian Schools Canada Conference in Winnipeg, MB on September 27, 2022.

We look forward to celebrating excellence in education with you!

Past Winners