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We would like to acknowledge all those that took the time to nominate a teacher for Canada’s Best Teacher contest. All the teachers you told us about are awesome.

We would love to honour all nominees if we could as each teacher is very well deserving.

Based on the votes we would like to congratulate Nkese Charles-Campbell, a Grade 7-8 teacher from Brampton, Ontario.

Thanks again to all of you who participated and for sharing with us what makes your teacher amazing.


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.

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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


501 Votes

Laura Duncan-Ng


221 Votes

Nkese Charles-Campbell


638 Votes

Sarah Ruyter


7 Votes

Deborah Lumley


193 Votes

Daynen Sheehy


1 Votes

Mr. McAvella


0 Votes

Jodee Monkhouse


44 Votes

Tali Miles


386 Votes

Jennifer Harper


147 Votes

Krista Sarginson


336 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.

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