Robert Owen Award: The first of its kind offered in Scotland. She is most grateful to Mr. Mike Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning for this recognition.
Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2008: In recognition of significant contribution to public education in Ontario.
Ontario Principals’ Council, Toronto, Ontario
The Sandy McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award for Character Education 2008: For initiating and transforming character education in Ontario.
Character Education Partnership (CEP)
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Outstanding Achievement Award 2008K In recognition of many years of dedication and service to the promotion of character development in school districts across Canada)
National Character Education Conference
The Arbor Award 2008: For outstanding service.
University of Toronto
Leadership in Education Award 2008: To recognize individuals whose innovation, leadership and exceptional contribution have made a difference in the education community of the province of Ontario.
Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
Honourary Doctor of Laws 2008: For outstanding contribution to education in Ontario and Canada.
University of Windsor
Honourary Doctor of Laws 2008: For outstanding contribution to education,
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
Honouree — The Official Black History Legacy Poster 2007K One of three women featured by artist Robert Small, including Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.
Toronto District School Board School
Trustee and Community Activist
York Regional Police 2007L Special recognition for service to community.
Toronto Police Services 2007: Special recognition for service to community.
Honourary Doctorate in Education – Nipissing University 2007: For outstanding contribution to education.
Amethyst Award 2007: While serving as CEO, the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat was honoured with the Ontario government’s Amethyst Award in June 2007. This award recognizes individuals and groups within the Ontario Public Service who have made outstanding contributions in client service, innovation, valuing people and professional achievement.
University of Ottawa Certificate of Appreciation 2006: For collaboration in support of literacy and numeracy research to the Faculty of Education.
The Fred L. Bartlett Memorial Award 2005: Presented by the Ontario Public School Board’s Association for outstanding contribution to education throughout Ontario.
The RCM Lifetime Achievement Award 2005: This award celebrates the contribution of an educator who has dedicated his or her life’s work to the arts and education and embodies the spirit of Learning Through the Arts.
The Royal Conservatory of Music
Learning Through the Arts
The Order of Ontario 2004: To recognize and honour those who have enriched the lives of others by attaining the highest standards of excellence and achievement in their respective fields.
Government of Ontario
Harry Jerome Award 2002: For excellence in education.
Black Business and Professional Association
Women of Distinction Award 2001: The education award for outstanding contribution to education.
YWCA of Greater Toronto
In Celebration of Women Award 2001: A community-based award for outstanding contribution to education.
Black History Makers Award 2001: In recognition of excellent service and for being an outstanding, positive role model for the community, in particular, those of Black and Caribbean heritage.
United Achievers Club
Appreciation Award 2000: For commitment to making the community a better place in which to live and for dedication to the town and the region.
Whitchurch / Stouffville Community
Woman of the Year 2000: For outstanding accomplishments to date and the noble example set for peers and the entire community.
American Biographical Institute and the Board of International Research
African Canadian Achievement Award 1999: For exemplary contributions of African Canadians to their community and the wider Canadian society.
Certificate of Appreciation 1999: In recognition of outstanding contribution to education and youth of African heritage
Milliken African Caribbean Canadian Upliftment Program
Applause Recognition 1998: For significant contribution to public education in York Region.
York Region District School Board
Founders Award 1997: As a gesture of public recognition for contributions made to P.A.C.E. Canada during the decade 1987-97.
Women for P.A.C.E. Canada
Placed on an Honour Roll
Antiracism and Ethnocultural Equity Award 1997: In recognition of outstanding contribution to antiracist education.
Certificate of Appreciation
York Region Board of Education
Special Citation 1996: In recognition of outstanding contribution to education.
Munro and Dickenson Trust
Appreciation Award 1995: In recognition of outstanding leadership, service and significant contribution to the Ron Edmonds Summer Academy.
Charles D. Moody Institute
Distinguished Educator Award 1995: In recognition of individuals who have made a specific and noteworthy contribution to education within the Province of Ontario or Canada.
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Outstanding Educator of The Year 1995: In acknowledgement of distinguished service to education and in appreciation of leadership in relating the aims, purposes, and objectives of Phi Delta Kappa to public education.
Phi Delta Kappa
Pacesetter Award 1995: In appreciation of special contribution and commitment to the advancement of early childhood education in Canada and Jamaica.
Women for P.A.C.E. Canada
Appreciation Award 1995: In recognition of outstanding leadership, service, and significant contribution to education, equity and the improvement of the African-Canadian community.
Canadian Alliance of Black School Educators
The Morgan D. Parmenter Memorial Award 1992: In recognition of outstanding contribution to Guidance and Counselling in Ontario.
Ontario School Counsellors’ Association
International Education Award 1991: In recognition of outstanding contribution to International Education.
Church Teachers’ College, Jamaica
International Peace Scholarship 1974-75: For post-graduate studies in education.
P.E.O. Scholarship Foundation