Awards

Recognizing excellence in Canadian education research.

CEA stimulates the need for transformative change in Canada's public education system through its comprehensive awards program. CEA celebrates the work of innovative researchers as well as school and classroom practitioners from across the country - their contributions, their promise, and their commitment to breaking new ground and revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada.

The Canadian Innovators in Education Awards
The Canadian Innovators in Education Awards will celebrate and promote educators who are leading lasting and system-changing initiatives at all levels of K-12 education in Canada.
The Pat Clifford Award
This award recognizes the work of emerging researchers - their research contributions, their promise, and their commitment to breaking new ground or revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada.
The Ken Spencer Award
The Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning was established with the generous contribution of Dr. Ken Spencer to: recognize and publicize innovative work taking place in schools and classrooms that is sustainable, has the potential of being taken up by others, and encourages transformative change in teaching and learning; encourage a focus on transformative change in schools; and provide profile for classroom innovation within school districts, schools, and the media.
The Whitworth Award
The Whitworth Award for Career Research in Education was first presented in 1967, and was made possible through a generous financial donation by Dr. Fred Whitworth, a former Director of the Canadian Council for Research in Education. It has, since then, recognized individuals who have made a sustained and substantial contribution to educational research over a period of time.