It's Time to Nominate Your Outstanding Principal

    Nominations now being accepted for The Learning Partnership's 5th Annual
    Canada's Outstanding Principals(TM) Awards

    TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Nominations for the 5th Annual Canada's
Outstanding Principals(TM) are now being accepted. Anyone, from across the
country, may nominate an outstanding principal in a publicly funded school in
their community. Nominators can be parents, colleagues, community members,
local business people or social agency partners.
    Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2008. Winners will be announced
in mid-January, 2009 and will participate in the fifth annual Canada's
Outstanding Principals program, running February 23 through 26, 2009 in
    "Strong leadership is what makes Canada's education system one of the
finest in the world," says Veronica Lacey, President & CEO of The Learning
Partnership. "Principals set the tone for a school and their communities and
children across the country are benefitting from the work of these remarkable
men and women."


    Canada's Outstanding Principals program was developed in the fall of
2004, as a partnership endeavour between The Learning Partnership and the
Canadian Association of Principals' member organizations, in collaboration
with the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Last year, 33
exceptional leaders from across the country were selected as Canada's
Outstanding Principals. They have been featured by local, regional, provincial
and national news outlets.
    In addition to recognizing the unique and crucial contributions of
principals in publicly funded schools, the winning principals are invited to a
four-day Executive Leadership Training Program at the prestigious University
of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Canada's Outstanding Principals
Awards Dinner Celebration. As well, winners will be recognized in the National
Academy of Principals through an online forum.

    Established in 1993, The Learning Partnership is a national
not-for-profit organization dedicated to championing a strong public education
system in Canada through innovative programs, executive leadership, credible
research, policy initiatives and public engagement with its partners. Since
its inception, more than four million students and leaders in education have
participated in one or more of TLP's programs, including Take Our Kids to
Work(TM), Welcome to Kindergarten(TM), and Entrepreneurial Adventure.
    To learn more about The Learning Partnership's (TLP) Canada's Outstanding
Principals program or to nominate a principal in a publicly funded school
please visit and follow the links.

For further information:

For further information: Bruce Kurta, Communications Officer, The
Learning Partnership, T: (416) 440-5124 - C: (647) 225-0145 - E:

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