NSTU Awards

The Provincial Executive from time to time recognizes outstanding contributions of NSTU members and others through the various awards.

Click the links to the left to view the awards, recipients and guidebook excerpts outlining the criteria and selection process used for each award.

NSTU Guidebook

Standing Orders

14. Awards

(a)  The Provincial Executive may from time to time recognize outstanding contributions of members by the means and under the conditions, which follow:

(b)  Life Membership Award which shall be:

(i)   a suitable certificate, a pin and paid membership in the Retired Teachers Organization (ii)   awarded only to members retiring from the profession; (iii)  awarded for displaying consistently high qualities of leadership, performance and service to education, the teaching profession or to the Nova Scotia Teachers Union; (iv)  awarded at the sole discretion of the Provincial Executive.

(c)  Special Award which shall be:

(i)   a certificate and gift; (ii)   awarded only to active members; (iii)  awarded only for a particular outstanding service to education, the teaching profession, or the Nova Scotia Teachers Union; (iv)  awarded at the sole discretion of the Provincial Executive.

(d)  Local Service Award which shall be:

(i)   a certificate and special pin; (ii)   awarded for displaying at the Local level a consistent and continuing involvement in Local leadership, professional development or long term service to education or the teaching profession; (iii)  awarded for a particular outstanding service to the Local, to education or to the teaching profession; (iv)  awarded to active members and newly retired members (i.e. within two years following retirement); (v)  awarded by the Provincial Executive only on the recommendation of a Local Executive.

Operational Procedures Section VI - General

29. Awards

Note: Standing Order 12 of the NSTU Constitution confers authority to the Provincial Executive to grant Life Membership Awards Special Awards and Local Service Awards.

Article I (7) of the NSTU By-laws creates a category of membership called an Honourary Member and confers authority to the Annual Council to grant this membership.