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Date: November 21, 2017

Memorandum to: Directors of Education
Principals of Elementary School
Principals of Secondary Schools

From: Ministry of Education

Subject: 2017-18 Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools

Celebrate all the great work at your school!

Circle of hands Ontario's safe and accepting schools teams do essential work promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment because they understand how vital this is to students' learning and well-being. Celebrate these exceptional people and their achievements.

How to nominate your team

Anyone can nominate a team for a Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools by using the online nomination form. To help promote the awards at your school, use the attached poster and tip sheet. Email your completed nomination form.

Find more information at, including the nomination form, answers to Frequently Asked Questions and tips on how to write a compelling letter of support.

Deadline: February 16, 2018 – 5:00 pm EST