OTTAWA - May 28, 2019 - On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, RBC Foundation was recognized for its 20-year support of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. In a ceremony held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, these national awards were presented to teachers from all across the country for demonstrating a unique approach to education that motivates both young Canadians and fellow teachers to reach their full potential.
“What a privilege to receive this recognition on behalf of the RBC Foundation from the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED),” said Marjolaine Hudon, Regional President for Ontario North and East at RBC. "These awards recognize exceptional educators who play a key role in helping our youth develop essential skills to prepare them for the future.”
“Congratulations to Canada’s exceptional educators who challenge students to reach higher, work harder and think bigger, while instilling in them a lifelong passion for learning,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “Today more than ever, students benefit from digital skills, critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities. Thanks to our teachers, young Canadians are set up to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow.” Read the stories of this year’s award recipients here: PM Awards.
“Great teaching is key to the success of young people. Nurturing a culture of curiosity in Canada helps young people build a foundation for their future successes, said Valerie Chort, VP, Corporate Citizenship. “We’re proud to be working with the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM, to deliver on the promise of RBC Future Launch, our decade-long commitment to helping Canadian youth prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.”
“We’re so proud to have been supporting this prestigious award for 20 years,” said Amanda Bell, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs who together with George Wamala, Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs has been involved with the program for many years. “This is yet another great way to support our country’s youth and the dedicated teachers who inspire them to dream big.”