Community Recognition Awards: Submit Your Nominations!

Community Recognition Awards: Submit Your Nominations!
Posted on 04/01/2022

Every day, volunteers make important contributions to our schools. The OCDSB’s Community Recognition Awards are a great opportunity for you to recognize the individuals in your school or community who make a positive difference for staff, students, and families! 

If you know a community member, parent, volunteer, or business partner whose hard work as a volunteer has had a positive impact on their school, please consider nominating them through our formal recognition awards program.

Nominate a volunteer online by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

There are six award categories:

  • Community Award
  • Community Partnership Award
  • Distinguished School Council Service Award
  • Excellence in Equity Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Chair’s Award

Visit our Community Recognition Awards webpage to learn more about each category. 

We look forward to sharing more about our award recipients and celebrating their accomplishments later this spring.



Here is a look at the inspiring 2020-2021 award recipients:

Here is a look at the inspiring 2020-2021 award recipients:

  • Karen Bridge was the recipient of the Chair’s Award. She has spent many years supporting ESL and ELD classes in the OCDSB, and is described as reliable, dedicated, kind, and a pleasure to work with.
  • Dr. Aliaa Dakroury received the Excellence in Equity Community Award. She has shown incredible commitment to inclusion, diversity and learning, and continuously promoted wellbeing and success for students, families, and the wider community.
  • Carolyn Kropp received the Distinguished School Council Award. She has supported many school councils over many years, always jumping in wherever needed and ensuring activities are inclusive, enjoyable and creative.
  • Kahmaria Pingue was the recipient of the Community Partnership Award. She has worked very diligently to support students in reaching their full potential, and to ensure all students, staff members, and families can feel heard and represented in their schools.
  • Jacquie Samuels received the OCDSB Community Award. Jacquie’s creativity and commitment to online learning last year was a help and inspiration to students, staff, and families.
  • Robert Weir was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award. Whether in-person or online, Robert always showed up for students, appreciated them as individuals, and supported their learning with compassion and enthusiasm.

Read more about the 2020-2021 recipients.

 

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