Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to support students in the Halton District School Board? The Inspire Awards are all about these people. Inspiration can come from a diverse range of actions. Everyone in the HDSB community can nominate or be nominated – families, neighbours, related organizations, staff, students and school volunteers!
This award will be given to an individual or group, formally or informally associated with the Halton District School Board, who has through their actions fulfilled the following criteria in an exemplary way:
- Demonstrated caring, initiative, innovation, creativity;
- Inspired others; and
- Supported students and contributed to their achievement.
How Do I Nominate Someone for an Inspire Award?
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to support students in the Halton District School Board? Each nomination will be evaluated on its own merit. Inspire Award nominations will be reviewed by a committee of Trustees each month during the school year. Those most closely reflecting the criteria in an exemplary way, will be recognized. Please review the evaluation criteria as referenced in the Inspire Awards Evaluation Guide and submit the Inspire Awards Nomination Form, including specific examples of above and beyond contributions to support students in the HDSB.
Inspire Awards Evaluation Criteria
Shows the nominee is fully engaged in student well-being and success.
Shows the nominee started or continued something that is above and beyond the usual. In the case of continuation, the initiative should include a strategic and purposeful change to the approach/methodology/process/ procedure/activity.
Innovation and Creativity
Shows the nominee tried something completely new or put a new twist on something tried and true.
Shows the actions of the nominee had a ripple effect.
Inspire Awards Evaluation GuideInspire Awards Nomination Form
Inspire Awards Winners List
2023-2024 School Year Inspire Award RecipientsPrevious Inspire Award Recipients
Inspire Awards FAQs
Who is eligible to be nominated?
An individual or a group who has/have supported students in the Halton District School Board and contributed to their success or achievement. This could include staff, students, parents, volunteers, or members of the school community who are formally or informally associated with the Halton District School Board.
Who can nominate?
Nominations may come from any stakeholder(s) associated with the Halton District School Board (either formally or informally), including students, staff, parents/guardians, volunteers, and other members of the school/Board community.
Note: Superintendents, the Director of Education, Associate Director or publicly elected trustees may not nominate people for an inspire award.
Where will the award be presented?
The Inspire Award recipient will choose the location of the presentation. The Inspire Award can be presented during the first 15 minutes of the public session of a Board meeting, or at the school/ workplace of the recipient.