PDK International - The Professional Association in Education
Phi Delta Kappa - Chapter 85, University of Toronto


PDK is an educational organization which started over a hundred years ago as Phi Delta Kappa, a fraternity. Over 35000 members worldwide provide a powerful network for its members through research, leadership and service - globally and locally...
Education Matters - And that's why PDK!

PDK develops a sense of belonging to the exciting endeavour of education – locally, nationally, internationally. PDK is the only organization dedicated to publicly funded education which reaches out to the great variety of roles, levels and jobs in education.
Benefits flow both ways: to and from the society, the educator, and the students from the areas of Research, Service and Leadership.

Educators at each stage in their career will benefit from membership in PDK. (Membership Benefits)

2015 Outstanding Educator Award Dinner and Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our annual general meeting and the presentation of the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award to Gerry Connelly.

For more information about Gerry Connelly, please click on the following Short Biography.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Location: Faculty Club, U of T
Download: the AGM Flyer to register and for more information.

The Henry Jackman Award Application

Submissions for the 2015 Henry Jackman Award is being accepted.

The award ($500.00) is presented to an inspiring educator currently attending a Faculty of Education, including graduate programs, in the Greater Toronto Area. A year's membership in the University of Toronto Chapter PDK is also awarded.

The application is due on Monday, March 2, 2015.
Access the Jackman Award Application for details.

The Prospective Educator Award and the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award

Submissions for the 2015 Prospective Educator Award and the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award is being accepted.

The prospective educator award is presented to an inspiring educator currently graduating from high school and will be applying to a Faculty of Education, in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award is presented to a student currently in a B.Ed. program at a Faculty of Education in the greater Toronto area.

The applications are due on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Access the Propective Educator Application or the Propective Educator Application for details.


  • Beginning teachers get assistance through the myriad of activities that are new to them.
    • Mentoring
    • Learning skills critical to new teachers
  • Mid-Career teachers and administrators are rejuvenated by interacting with other colleagues in their field, while pursuing their own development.
    • Access to research to inform practice
    • Capacity building aligned to the classroom and school
    • Awards
  • Veterans deepen their own understanding while mentoring newer colleagues and enjoying the exchange.
    • Networking
    • Opportunities for mentoring
    • Capacity building
    • Interaction with other professional organizations
  • Students benefit in various ways.
    • Scholarships and awards
    • Community and volunteer hours
    • Build leadership skills
    • Explore educational and career opportunities through mentoring

    As it has for the past century, PDK strives to prepare the next generation of educators as well as to serve practicing teachers, administrators, college educators, and those concerned about public education through a wide range of innovative initiatives based on visionary leadership, relevant research, and dedicated service.

    For more information about our chapter, please contact the Chapter President, Tim Rudan at: timothy.rudan@tdsb.on.ca