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)

PDK AGM and Awards Dinner

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the University of Toronto Faculty Club on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Please join us in honouring our 4 award winners (the Propective Educator, the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching, the Henry Jackman Award and the Outstanding Educator).

This year our Outstanding Educator is Carol Rolheiser, Director of the Center for teaching Support & Innovation @ U of T.

Directions to the Faculty Club can be found by downloading the following PDF ... Directions to the Faculty Club . To join us at the AGM, please download the flyer and follow the RSVP instructions: AGM Flyer.

The Prospective Educator and the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award 2014

Thank you for those who applied to the Prospective Educator and the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award. The winners will be invited to our AGM and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
For those who are looking to apply for these awards next year, please visit our Awards Page.

The Henry Jackman Award 2014

PDK Chapter 85 congratulates Jessica Pin for her submission of the winning essay for the Henry Jackman Award. Jessica will be honoured at the PDK Annual Awards dinner on April 30th.

Jessica Pin is a teaching candidate at York University. She is a York University Bachelor of Arts Honors graduate with a double major in Psychology and Mass Communications and minor in Theatre Studies, an educational framework that helps her both understand as well as connect to people.


  • 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: TRudan@edu.yorku.ca