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October 18, 2023
The award honours excellence in teaching and preparing young students for a digital economy
The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM have recognized exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines since 1994, with over 1,800 teachers honoured to date.
Teaching Excellence Awards recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing youth for a digital and innovation-based economy. This year, there were three winners from Mississauga and Brampton.
Benjamin Smith, Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton
In a charged world Smith stands out as someone who builds bridges. He is known to create safe and rich learning experiences for all students so they feel empowered to take charge of their own learning outcomes.