3rd Annual Great Teacher Awards

Canadian Family's 3rd Annual Great Teacher Awards NomineesPicking Canada’s top teachers is a difficult job, but with some very good help, we felt that we were up to the task. First, we put out the call and you responded in a big way, sending in hundreds of submissions nominating truly worthy educators from coast to coast. Our top three have definitely gone above and beyond, and deserve to be named the nations top educators. Here they are: Canadian Family‘s 3rd Annual Great Teacher Award Recipients.


Bevin Bigalky
Grades 9-12 art teacher
Oak Bay High School
Victoria, B.C.


Heidi Clark
Kindergarten teacher
Florence Nightingale Elementary School
Vancouver, B.C.


Beth McCarthy
Principal and music teacher
Ian Baillie Primary School
Miramichi, N.B.


Ready to do it all again next year? Canadian Family will once again be celebrating the teachers who make such a difference in our childrens’ minds and lives. If you know any exceptional elementary- or secondary-school educator who has re-energized a troubled school, or who has gone above and beyond to help his or her students, we want to hear from you! Check back soon for details on our 4th Annual Great Teacher Awards.

Read all about the winners here