01 2017

An unforgettable night, honouring 40 outstanding Canadian principals

March 1st 2017
The Learning Partnership honoured 40 outstanding Canadian principals last night at an unforgettable gala event. Honourees from every province and territory were recognized for their professional achievements in the field of public education.

These educational leaders received their awards at the 13th annual Canada’s Outstanding Principals awards gala, held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. There were about 400 guests in attendance, including families and friends of the honourees, and senior leaders in education, government and business.

Perdita Felicien, a two-time Olympian, host of the CBC Sports podcast Off Guard and advocate for healthy living, entertained guests as the emcee for the evening.

Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter welcomed the outstanding principals and thanked them for their leadership and commitment to their school and communities.

The talented young musicians of Sistema Parkdale, a social development program aimed at inspiring students through music, presented an inspired performance.

Gala attendees enjoyed interacting with two young artists, Zoe and Tristan from the Toronto District School Board, who created a wonderful piece of artwork during the reception, as a tribute to the honourees and all educators who make an impact on students’ lives every day.

Special thanks to our national partners CIBC and Deloitte for their continued support of the Canada’s Outstanding Principals program, and BLG, the evening’s head table sponsor.

The Learning Partnership also owes thanks to the various corporate and community leaders, trustees and senior school board leaders, as well as the Provincial Principals Councils and the National Selection Committee for their critical role in selecting Canada’s Outstanding Principals.
View our photo gallery of the event