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Founder's 100


Marking The Duke of Edinburgh's Centenary. A champion of the infinte potential of young people and pioneer in non-formal education and learning.
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Continuing a legacy of infinite potential

Prince Philip was a champion of the infinite potential of young people and a pioneer in non-formal education and learning. As we mark his 100th year, the Award family is determined to ensure that The Duke’s vision can continue and grow for many years to come.

This year, we launch our ‘Founder’s 100’ campaign to help us to achieve that. Over the next three years, we plan to raise in excess of $3 million, to, among other things, help enable more young people in Canada start their Award journey, particularly those from at risk and marginalized backgrounds.

Learn more about our Founder's 100 Campaign 

 

 

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of our Founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, a champion of the infinite potential of young people

 

 

 

A Champion of Young People 

As a global Award family, we are deeply saddened by the death of our Founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT. A committed champion of young people; His Royal Highness leaves the world and its young people with an extraordinary legacy.

"When the first trial of the Award was launched in 1942, no one had any idea quite what would happen. In the event, it was an instant success, and the Award has been growing and expanding worldwide ever since." 
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT

 

Canadian tribute video showcasing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award impact on young Canadians since 1963. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supporting young people as they transition from youth to adult

The Award allows young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture or access to resources. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.​ 

Listen to how the Award prepared these Award Holders for their future. 


Read more testimonials on how the Award is helping young Canadians become World Ready.