skip to Main Content

Do you know Canada’s Best Teacher?

We know that teachers are everyday heroes. Their positive contributions are felt every day, in every community across Canada, and around the world.

And never has that been more evident than now – during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, teachers are showing their deep commitment, creativity, and compassion as they help our children learn despite school closures.

Between May 25 and June 30, 2020 CODE is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast to nominate and vote for Canada’s Best Teacher.

Prizes Up for Grabs

The winning teacher gets an amazing $1,000 cash prize plus a prize pack of gift certificates to benefit their school or classroom (valued at $1,000). There will also be some fun additional prizes.

Thank you to Brian Traquair for his personal support for the contest prizing.

BMR_TaglineBelow (1)

Nominate a Teacher Today

Do you know an amazing teacher … tell us who and why! Simply make a short video (no more than 90 seconds in length) or submit an inspiring photo with a short narrative (no more than 350 words). Get as creative as you want! Complete the nomination form and send it to Nominations are accepted and posted as they are received. Voting begins immediately.

The Basic Rules

Anyone can make a nomination. If you’re under 18 you’ll need a consent form (found on the bottom of the nomination form).

The teacher being nominated can be any Kindergarten – Grade 12 teacher you know.

Nominations can be made anytime starting 12:00PM EST on May 25th and voting is ongoing.

Winner is determined through public voting, which ends at 12:00PM EST on June 30, 2020.

Vote & Share Today

Cast your vote for the best and brightest educators in Canada and then encourage your friends and family to do so!

Tina Charlebois

Vote View

519 Votes

Laura Duncan-Ng

Vote View

224 Votes

Nkese Charles-Campbell

Vote View

669 Votes

Sarah Ruyter

Vote View

7 Votes

Deborah Lumley

Vote View

193 Votes

Daynen Sheehy

Vote View

1 Votes

Mr. McAvella

Vote View

0 Votes

Jodee Monkhouse

Vote View

45 Votes

Tali Miles

Vote View

386 Votes

Jennifer Harper

Vote View

148 Votes

Krista Sarginson

Vote View

344 Votes


9-year-old Alex Abiaza smiles as he reads a book in the library at the Mlali Primary School, Mlali B Village, Kongwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania – 11th November 2015

More About CODE

No one understands the importance of great teachers more than CODE. For 60 years, we’ve been working towards our vision of a world where every child can read and realize their full potential. Since 1959 along with our partners, we’ve helped over 10 million children gain access to better quality education. CODE is proud to be recognized as a 4-star char­ity by Charity Intelligence and to have been named amongst Canada’s “Top 100 Charities for 2020” by Maclean’s Magazine.

Back To Top