Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools award recipients! Thank you to everyone who nominated a safe and accepting schools team.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I want this to be a surprise. Can I nominate a team without telling them?

No. The team must agree to be nominated.
Although there are many outstanding people working on safe and accepting school teams, not all are comfortable with being in the spotlight. Please make sure the team is willing to be nominated.

2. Can a team nominate itself?

Yes. The nomination package must also include two letter of support templates from people who are not on the team.

3. Can additional information be included with my nomination package (e.g., photos, letters from students, additional letters of support over and above the two requisite letters)?

A complete nomination package includes the nomination form and two letters of support templates. If additional items are included in the submitted nomination package, this material will not be considered or evaluated or returned to the nominator.

4. Is there a limit on the size of a team being nominated for an award?

No. However, every team should include at least one student. Every team must include the principal and at least:

  • one parent
  • one teacher
  • one non-teaching staff member, e.g., educational assistant, and
  • one community partner, e.g., staff from a public health unit or police services.

5. Our school's team received an award last year. Can they be nominated for this year's awards?

Yes. However the nomination must focus on work your safe and accepting schools team has done since last year's nominations closed at the end of February 2015.

6. Can I fill out my nomination form electronically?

Yes. The nomination form is a fillable and saveable PDF file, so you can complete it electronically. Please print out your completed form with the two scanned signed letter of support templates attached and submit it by email.

7. Can I submit my nomination by mail?

We regret that we are not accepting nominations by mail or courier. The complete nomination form with letter of support templates should be emailed to Curriculum Services Canada at