The Association, in partnership with the Tri County Community Support Services offer the the Heather Penny Award annually in honour of Heather Penny who was an active Board member of the Association, and a Behaviour Therapist with Tri-County until her untimely death in December of 1999. Her commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children remains inspiring, and her dedication to the youth of the community was exemplary. Her work and attributes inspired this Award.

The Heather Penny Award is presented to Support Staff, such as Educational Assistants or a Child and Youth Workers, working directly with students, who make or have made an outstanding contribution to student life.  Nominating submissions will demonstrate that a candidate treats students with care, dignity and respect, actively encourages and enhances student participation, and is an exceptional role model.

Nominations are accepted from school staff, students and parents/guardians.  The Award Committee recommends up to three nominator statements per candidate, with a maximum of 250 words each that address the attributes of the nominee.  We encourage nominees from prior years, and more than one submission from a school will be accepted. Winning candidates will be notified the week of May 25th and presented their Award at The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough Annual General Meeting, June 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Gardens Retirement Residence, 1160 Clonsilla Avenue, Peterborough.

Nomination forms are available below or  Please mail, fax or drop-off your completed nomination by end of day, Friday, May 15th, 2015 to the attention of Linda Harris at Tri-County Community Support Services, 303-349A George St N, Peterborough, ON K9H 3P9; fax: 705 876-9247.


Heather Penny nomination form:

2015 Heather Penny Award Nomination Form