If you live
in BC or Yukon we are your Division and we are your point of contact for your
The Award experience.
has recently undergone a makeover, and we beg your patience as we fine tune its
functionality. Please see the rectangular pink buttons above to find the
information and resources you need.
To help you
get started, participants can find out about starting, doing, and getting their
award under the Participants tab above. Leaders can find
the info they require under the Leaders tab.
cannot find the info you require, please contact
our office. We are here to help!
There is no question to big or too small.
Our Alumni Connect event is fast approaching.
If you are an Exhibitor click here for more information on the event and how how to register.
If you are Alumni and want to attend, click here to find out more information and how to register.
We can't wait to connect in November. It's going to be a great event!
Last year we asked over 7,000 Award Alumni for feedback on what they wanted as Alumni from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Their feedback came through loud and clear! The top three requests are career networking, job reference support, and social events.
We hear you!
This fall in downtown Vancouver we are organizing an exclusive event for Duke of Ed Alumni ONLY. Top corporations including Corporate Knight winners and BC Top 50 Employers will have booths staffed by their HR professionals ready to meet and chat with our stellar Alumni. Universities and other post-secondary institutions will also be in attendance.
This is an exclusive chance to strut your stuff, get an inside track, and ask questions directly with organizations that recognize the value of your Duke of Ed achievement! Afterwards we will be hosting a cocktail party for Alumni over the age of 19.
If you are an alumnus and want more info or to attend click here.
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor click here.
How many young people joined The Award for the first time during the year?
Total New Registrants - 2,196
How many young people completed an Award during the year?
Total Awards Gained - 685
How many young people actively participated in The Award during the year?
Total Participants - 9,512
Charitable Registration Number: 12590 6545 RR0001
Meet our Board of Directors
See who we are! BC & Yukon Division Team photos & biographies
Division Office Team:
Award Officer & Leader Liaison
Award & Aboriginal Engagement Officer
Program& Office Administrator
Division Field Officers:
The following Field Officers may be able to assist you with any
questions you have or, if you are an Award leader, you can contact them
to set up a presentation.
Field Officer - Lower Mainland & Alumni Relations
Field Officer - Lower Mainland
Field Officer - Kootenays
Volunteer Field Officer - Squamish
Volunteer Field Officer - Northern BC
Volunteer Field Officer - Comox Valley
Volunteer Field Officer - Mid-Vancouver Island
Volunteer Field Officer - Prince George area
Mr. David Spence and Ms. Donna Otto, of Brentwood Bay, BC have gifted the BC & Yukon Division with a donation of $15,000 to be distributed over five years. The funds are to be used towards engaging BC and Yukon youth who are involved in artistic and/or spiritual endeavors into the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. Mr. Spence, a retired United Church of Canada Minister first came in contact with the Award when his son received his Gold Award 30 years ago. Ms. Otto, a retired music educator, is also the founder and past artistic director of the Coastal Sound Music Academy. We are thrilled to welcome them to our supporter family!
The concept of the Award is one of individual challenge. It offers young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility. It equips them with life skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities, and to the world.
The Award operates in all ten provinces and three territories of Canada. Each area of the country is organized into regional divisions. On the local level our regional divisions receive support from many small businesses, legions, service clubs and individuals, who are looking for a way to give back to the community. Offering support on the local level is very rewarding. You see first-hand how your support is giving local youth the opportunity to challenge themselves and live the achievement of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Being a supporter at the Local or National level your donation provides Canadian youth the opportunity to face new experiences, develop confidence and create healthy and active individuals through their participation in the Award Programme.
First read the National Office's Award Leader page and then follow the steps below to learn more about becoming and Award Leader in the BC & Yukon Division.
We recommend you download and read over our Electronic Information Package. This package includes a New Group Registration Form which needs to be submitted to the Division Office when registering a new group.
After registering we will send you a Leader package with additional
resources and a sample Record Book.
We have a monthly e-newsletter to update Leaders on upcoming ceremonies, training webinars
and new resources. After registering as a Leader you will be added to
the mailing list.
Cannot make our live Leader Training and Q&A webinar? You can watch a 22 minute recording at your convenience.
On our website you can find many resources available to aid youth as they Start The Award, Do The Award and Get The Award.
We also have Field Officers, their
information can be found in the Contact Us tab above, across the province who
are available to come and do a presentation or workshop with your youth,
attend a community event or generally provide support.
If you ever have questions we are
always available to help! You can call or email our Leader Liaison, Elana Illot. Our contact information is also in the Contact Us tab above.
Here are some additional resources to assist Leaders:
Record Book Supplement:
Many Leaders find the Record Book Supplement an excellent one stop shop for orienting their participants to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Record Book.
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