We are looking for you.
Are you a teacher or a youth worker
who engages with young people on a daily basis? If so, you need to have a look
at how The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program can augment your
arsenal of youth development programming.
Every day you make a difference by
engaging and enriching the lives of the young people you work with. The Duke of
Edinburgh’s International Award provides another opportunity to enhance your
work with youth. We offer a framework that seamlessly weaves into the fabric of
what you do on a daily basis. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award wants
to be the partner of choice with youth groups across the country. Together we
can enrich the lives of young Canadians even more.
Are you interested?
Good. Let’s get started.
Before delivering the Award to youth, you will need to register yourself and
group/organization with your local division office. You will
enter into agreement with your local division in the form of a simple letter
which ensures you will follow Award foundation and operational principles and
won’t change the program or alter our brand. Think of this as the franchise and
you the franchisee.
Become A Group Leader.
Once you have established an Award Group/Award Unit we need people to be the
Award Leaders. Because really, what’s a group without a leader?
are Award Leaders?
A leader is a person who works or volunteers with youth as part of a larger
organization, such as a school, Scouts, Guides, Cadets, or community
organization. Leaders should have the opportunity to meet regularly with
participants and be available to support the youth as they work towards their
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. All Award Leaders can access
registration, training and resource materials with their Division Office.
The Award Leader’s aim is to help young people within their group to earn their
Award and be recognized for their achievement. Leaders can be a great help in
coordinating the Adventurous Journey, but do not have to as part of their
What is the role of an Award Leader?
An Award Leader’s role within their group encompasses the following areas:
- Registering participants and helping them get started in the Program;
- Mentoring and supporting participants as they work to complete their Award
- Assessing or reviewing Award submissions.
- Abiding by all policies set out by The Duke of Edinburgh’ International
Award. Such as: National Abuse Policy, National Risk Management Policy and
National Branding policy etc.
Leader involvement includes:
- Participating in Award Leader
Training. Please contact your local division for details on upcoming workshops.
- Celebrating achievements.
- Helping participants organize
activities that count towards Award levels.
- Communicating with the Award Office
in their division.
- Instructing youth on how enter events in the activity log correctly (either in
the record book or online).
- Sharing stories and news about your
group and participants with your divisional office.
- Presenting achievement pins and in
some in cases Bronze certificates.
the benefit of becoming an Award Leader?
Good question! Besides engaging with
youth and aiding in their development of new skills, self-confidence, and a
greater appreciation of the environment and community around them; you are
building up your own skill set and resume with internationally recognized
Leaders and the organizations they represent are responsible for ensuring all
criminal record checks and vulnerable sector screenings are up to date and that
appropriate insurance is in place for any activities that the group undertakes.
Please contact your division office for more information.