The Award is open to all young Canadians age 14 yrs to 24 yrs old, and has 3 levels:
- Bronze (for ages 14 yrs and up)
- Silver (for ages 15 yrs and up)
- Gold (for ages 16 yrs and up)
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award challenges you to set and accomplish personal goals in 4 or 5 different areas:
Participants can expect to spend at least 6 months completing the Bronze level, and a year or more on Silver or Gold, depending on whether the participant registers as a direct entry or continues from one level to the next. You must complete your Award before your 25th birthday.
Read more about Time Requirements here
, or download this Summary and Conditions chart
as a one-page reference for requirements of Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
These components may be completed simultaneously or one at a time. As a result, the total amount of time required to complete The Award will be slightly different for each participant.
- Physical Recreation
- Adventurous Journey
- Residential Project (for Gold Level only)
Award achievers receive a pin and certificate to mark their achievements, 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.
Get started on your Award today! Doing The Award will make a difference in your life!
Continue reading below for more about The Award programme, and ideas on the kinds of activities you can do.