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 20, 2016.
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 Bev Freedman, former education officer for EDU and Superintendent of Programs.

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.

2016 Awards

For a list of awards offered by our chapter, visit our Awards page!
We are currently accepting applications for the Henry Jackman Award , our Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award and our Prospective Educator Award.
Please click the respective links for application instructions.

PDK Research Series - Canadian Diversity: Session 3
Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy

How can we teach to the diversities that exist in every classroom integrating current curriculum and practice with the backgrounds and experiences of our students?
Building on the previous sessions the panel will share their experiences and ideas with each other and with the audience. Download our flyer for details. Session 3 Flyer.


  • Beginning teachers get assistance through the myriad of activities that are new to them.
    • Mentoring
    • Learning skills critical for 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, John Myers at: jmyers@utoronto.oise.ca