In association with The Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) and TD Bank, this award is to be presented to a publicly-funded school, elementary or secondary, that has demonstrated excellence in the development, creation or promotion of an in-school initiative to counter LGBTQ bullying. The successful recipient school will be awarded a financial prize of $2500.00 CDN.
Examples of potential applicable initiatives could include, but not be limited to:
- Exceptional work by a school-based GSA or organization in the promotion of inclusion and safety for LGBTQ students
- Creating a play, presentation, artwork, or video promoting anti-LGBTQ bullying
- Any publicly funded school, elementary or secondary, in Canada (excluding Quebec) is eligible to submit an application
- Initiative or extraordinary achievement must have taken place during the 2014/2015 academic year.
- Initiative must have direct correlation to LGBTQ bullying or LGBTQ inclusion/school safety issues
- A representative of the recipient school should ideally be available to attend
a 2015/2016 CSSN educational event located closest to the award recipient. (Exact date TBD)
- Nomination Form, completed in its entirety
- Nominator’s written description of the nominee’s contribution to safe schools, focused on anti-LGBTQ bullying (no more than 250 words)
- Nominee’s qualifying essay of up to 500 words in length, describing his/her contribution to the reduction of LGBTQ bullying. The essay should briefly outline the circumstances that motivated this initiative, what learning was derived from the experience and what was accomplished
- Any relevant supporting documentation, materials, web links, etc.
All completed applications must be received no later than June26, 2015.
The complete application package can be mailed to:
Education and Development Coordinator
The Canadian Safe School Network
229 Niagara Street, Ground Floor
Toronto, ON. M6J 2L5
The completed application package can also be emailed to:
The award will be formally presented at a 2015/2016 CSSN education event, closest to the city of the award recipient. (Full-day participation in the event is included and encouraged.)