CMHC to reward Ontario educators for excellence in sustainability education

Toronto, ON – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is accepting nominations for the 2009 Excellence in Education Award for Promotion of Sustainable Practices by Ontario educators.

The award honours secondary and post-secondary educators who have contributed to higher standards in education by integrating sustainable concepts into their academic curriculum. This includes sustainable practices in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, urban design, geography, engineering, and environmental studies.

A total of eight different categories are available for nominations. They include innovative teaching, pollution prevention/reduction, sustainable planning/practices/projects, environmental management, resource conservation, technology and innovation, environmental design and waste management.

Deadline for submitting nominations is May 31, 2009.

Nominators can access a new streamlined nomination form on the CMHC website, which will make it easier to honour a worthwhile educator. For more information on this program or to download the nomination form, please visit

CMHC has been Canada’s national housing agency for more than 60 years. CMHC is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable homes, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the country.



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