The Founders’ Prizes of the Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHÉ) acknowledge the excellence of contributions to Canadian educational history.


CHEA/ACHÉ Prizes Include:

  • an English-language book/anthology
  • a French-language book/anthology
  • an English-language article/original chapter
  • a French-language article/original chapter
  • The Cathy James Memorial Dissertation Prize for a dissertation on the history of education in Canada, written in either French or English
  • The Distinguished Contribution Award, presented to individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to scholarship in the history of education over their careers and/or to the work of CHEA/ACHÉ


The winners receive a certificate of achievement and their names are published in Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. The prizes are awarded at CHEA/ACHÉ’s biennial conferences.


To learn how to submit a work for an award, please click HERE.

To see a list of past award recipients, please click HERE.