When you partner with The Award, you are taking the first steps to Make a Difference in the lives of the young people. Across Canada on both a local and national level organizations, schools and youth groups are incorporating The Award into their programs to enhance and enrich the opportunities for young Canadians. If you feel that The Award would be a good fit within your organization, school or youth group please contact your local Divisional office.

“I’m thrilled that we have formalized our long- standing partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Scouting has been building generations of great leaders in Canada for decades,” says Kent. “Our two programs and awards are complementary and this partnership will inspire even more scouts to take the challenge.
 Steve Kent, Chief Commissioner of Scouts Canada

"The Duke of Edinburgh greatly compliments the curricular offeringss of a school; it creates confidence, a sense of team and allows students to grow in ways they never dreamed of.  Students are placed in situations whereby they are forced to plan, work together and have fun! Too many times I think schools “force-feed” students and at times do not promote and foster the skills needed to be successful citizens. This is simply not the case with The Award. I would encourage other schools to participate; in my opinion this program has changed our school, as the participants have changed from strong students to amazing, confident citizens."
Dave Derpa
k, Principal Vancouver Technical Secondary School