The Nancy Douglas Memorial Award

*Application links found below*

The Nancy Douglas Award was created to commemorate the life and passion of Nancy Douglas for education.

Nancy Douglas was a principal in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board who was committed to social justice. She worked tirelessly to provide educational opportunities for students in need. She fostered partnerships with the community to acquire extra resources for her school and was an early proponent of the Breakfast Program. Nancy had the ability to see potential in students and staff and supported its development.

Purpose of the Award

To support a student in pursuing post-secondary education with a preference given to students going into Education and interested in social justice.


This award is open for OCDSB graduating students who identify as female and are pursuing post-secondary education, with a focus going to those students going into Education and having an interest in social justice.

Criteria for Selection of Winner

The student should have demonstrated leadership skills and be in financial need. While academic performance is encouraged, a high-grade average is not necessarily required to be considered for this award.


The Nancy Douglas Memorial Award will be in the amount of $1000.

Application period: Monday, April 24th, 2023 – Friday, May 26th, 2023.

OCDSB Staff – Apply here on behalf of a student at your school.

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