ETFO Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every day, ETFO members make outstanding contributions to curriculum development, the arts, the environment, science and technology, children’s literature, health and safety, 2SLGBTQ+ realities and humanitarian causes.

With so much to celebrate, the ETFO awards program recognizes distinguished academic achievements, and outstanding contributions to education and the federation by its members and others. Over one hundred thousand dollars is distributed annually to member and community groups through the Awards Program. Members can help identify and recognize those achievements by nominating colleagues for the prestigious Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario awards. Or consider nominating yourself. The deadline for awards nominations is February 1st of each year and award categories are posted by October of each year.

ETFO offers financial support to members and others for: doctoral and master’s scholarships and bursaries for men and women; bursaries for members of designated groups and Aboriginal education; and bursaries for sons and daughters of ETFO members. The deadline for scholarship and bursary applications is April 30th of each year and are posted by January of each year.

For information or inquiries please contact Sonia Ellis-Seguin at or Susy Costa at