The Alberta SPCA’s Humane Awards recognize Alberta teachers and students who inspire others to show compassion for animals, people and the environment through example and leadership.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Humane Award Recipients!
For incorporating humane education principles that foster empathy and respect for all living, the 2015 Humane Teacher Award recipient is Donna Gray (Springbank School, Calgary). Every year, Donna asks her students if they believe on person can make a difference, and challenges them to prove it. With her mentorship, students embark on many different service learning projects impacting animals, people and the environment. Read more about Donna.
Serving as a role model of responsible and compassionate care for all living things through school and volunteer projects, the 2015 Humane Student Award recipient is Maya Smith (Madonna Catholic School, Sherwood Park). Maya is part of her school’s Earth Club, working with classmates to help living creatures and the earth that we share. She also is a volunteer at the Edmonton Humane Society with a special interest in the older pets that don’t always get as much attention. Read more about Maya.
A huge thank you to teachers who made nominations! The number of teachers and students who are making a positive difference in their school and communities is truly amazing and we are happy to recognize just two of them. To learn more about the awards, visit our Humane Awards webpage.