The Canadian Innovators In Education Awards

2015 Winners

CEA and Reader’s Digest Canada Launch the 2016 Canadian Innovators in Education Awards

$40,000 in prizes available to school districts that have influenced lasting change in their education systems.

The Canadian Innovators in Education Awards will celebrate and promote educators who are leading lasting and system-changing initiatives at all levels of K-12 education in Canada.


These awards will recognize and showcase the work of teachers, principals and administrators who are developing innovative teaching and learning programs throughout their school districts with a particular focus on improving student engagement and learning.

The cash prizes will be presented to the winning schools/school districts to continue to support and grow the innovative programs and initiatives that are being recognized by these awards.

leaders in learning

Reader’s Digest feature article on the winners of the 2015 Innovators in Education Awards.


This award is available to publicly-funded and private elementary, middle, and secondary schools in Canada, including Quebec CÉGEPs.

The application should feature a group of schools (and/or all schools) in a school district that have implements a successful, sustainable and scalable initiative to deeply engage students in their learning. Projects that are strictly extracurricular will not be considered. The jury will be looking for established districtwide programs that have influenced the school cultures, enhanced school success plans, provide deep learning environments for both students and teachers, and demonstrate the potential to be implemented systemically by other school districts.

Applicants whose initiative has received any monetary contribution(s) from prizes, awards, bursaries, grants, etc. between March 1, 2015 and May 18, 2016 are not eligible for this award.

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The Canadian Innovators in Education Awards