THE ALICE ELSTON AWARD
The YTA would present this special recognition award at such time as a deserving candidate(s) were identified. While not necessarily awarded annually, it would be presented at the YTA AGM to an individual or individuals, who had given meritorious service to the Yukon Teachers’ Association and/or the teaching profession, and education.
Procedure: Annually, the Membership Committee will invite nominations submitted in the manner prescribed in order to identify those individuals who should be considered for the ward.
Nominations may be submitted by individual members or by a group i.e. a staff. Nominations should reach the YTA office no later than February 1.
The committee will review all nominations in order to submit a recommendation to the executive committee for confirmation. The nominations that did not result in an award will be kept of file for consideration in the two subsequent years.
Eligibility: Any person, whose contributions (to the Association or education) warrant special recognition, may be nominated. It is expected that such persons would have served education as at least one of the following:
- as an elected member of the YTA executive
- as a professional educator
- as staff of the YTA or other territorial/provincial/national teacher organizations
- as a community advocate for education or children’s rights
Presentation: When the Award is given, it shall be presented at the YTA AGM. The expenses of attendance of the recipient and one guest shall be borne by the YTA.
The Award: The presentation will be in the form of a plaque and a special commemorative pin.
The Award will be communicated to the media and other agencies as are appropriate. Recipients will have their names recorded in the YTA Members’ Handbook and on a plaque displayed in the YTA offices.