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Bronze

Participants must be 14 years of age to begin Bronze. This level has 4 sections; Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Participants must demonstrate an ongoing and consistent commitment in service, skill and physical recreation for a minimum of 3 months, they also must select one of these sections to pursue for an additional 3 months. The adventurous journey or expedition is 2 days and 1 night. The Bronze level takes a minimum of 6 months to complete.


Silver

Participants must be at least 15 years of age to begin Silver. This level has 4 sections. Participants must demonstrate consistent commitment in Service, Skill and Physical Recreation for a minimum of 6 months. An additional 6 months on a section of choice is required for Direct Entrants. The Adventurous Journey is 3 days and 2 nights. It takes a minimum of 6 months to achieve the Silver level for those who are Bronze Award Holders or 12 months for those who go directly into Silver.


Gold

Participants must be at least 16 years of age to begin the Gold. This level has 5 sections. Participants must demonstrate consistent commitment in Service, Skill and Physical Recreation for a minimum of 12 months. An additional 6 months on a section of choice is required for Direct Entrants. The Adventurous Journey is 4 days and 3 nights and the Residential Project is 5 days and 4 nights. This level takes a minimum of 12 months to achieve for Silver Award Holders or 18 months for those who go directly into Gold.

Who We Are:

We are the world’s leading achievement award for young people. We are a federally registered charity for the development of people ages 14-24, equipping them with life skills that will make a difference to themselves, their community and the world. We are in every Canadian province segmented into ten divisions to better serve young Canadians. Each division is a separately registered charity that is licensed by the National Office and operates to provide direct support for youth and organizations who embark on the Award throughout the country. We strive to be the self-development program in which any young Canadian can participate, barrier-free, regardless of socio-economic or physical circumstance.

We provide an Award that is self-directed and develops the whole person – mind, body and soul.

Our concept is one of individual challenge. We challenge young people to step outside their comfort zone and grow through the four sections of The Award which encourages; personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance and responsibility. 

There are three levels to The Award; Bronze, Silver and Gold. A young person can progress through each level or enroll directly to either the Silver (15 years and up) or the Gold (16 years and up). Each level requires an increasing level of commitment and effort. Young people have until their 25th birthday to complete The Award. 

Once participants have completed their Award, they receive a pin and certificate to mark their achievement, and may be able to attend a ceremony within their Province or Territory (depending on Award level and ceremony availability). Gold Award ceremonies are only presided over by the Governor General of Canada or by a member of the Royal Family when their schedule permits.

Our Vision: To inspire and promote lifelong improvement for all young Canadians by encouraging personal development and achievement 

Our Mission: To give Canadians aged 14-24 a supportive, non-competitive youth development platform that deepens self-awareness, builds confidence and broadens skills and experience to further their growth as active, responsible citizens. 

Each year in Canada, the Award program continues to expand and reach new communities. There are currently over 44,000 young Canadians enrolled in the program. You can view on-line our 2014 National Fact Sheet for more information.​
Aims to encourage young people to volunteer their time so they may better understand the benefit of service to their community. Learn more.
Aims to encourage the development of personal interests and practical and social skills. Learn more.
Aims to encourage a sense of Adventure while undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants will plan, train for and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment. Learn more.
Aims to encourage young people to participate in sports and other physical recreational activities for the improvement of health and fitness. Learn more.
(For Gold Level only) Aims to broaden horizons, experiences and outlooks through involvement with others in a residential setting. Learn more.