Celebrating 60 Years

Throughout 2023, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Canada celebrates 60 of supporting young people. Since 1963 over 500,000 people have registered to do the Award, and thousands more have been involved through leadership, governance, and support.

Commemorating our past and building our future

Our 60th anniversary celebrations are for all members of our community past and present. It’s a moment in time to bring together our diverse community and remember what the Award has meant for so many.


Our aim is to emerge from this year stronger than ever. Striving to become the program of choice for helping young people discover and develop their infinite potential. To reach this aim, we invite you to join us in our mission to strengthen the Award. With your knowledge and experience, we will continue to build upon our legacy and continue to give more young people the chance to thrive.


As an organisation, our Alumni and support networks are one of our biggest strengths. You are part of our community, and our future. Our 60th Anniversary will be an opportunity  to connect with other Award Alumni, share your journey and be part of our year-long celebrations in 2023.


The Award is dynamic and continues to respond to the needs of our young people and their communities. It continues to evolve while staying grounded in the values that established it as the world’s leading youth self-development and achievement framework.


We are proud of what we accomplished over the past 60 years and together, with our Award community we will continue to ensure that all young people can participate in the Award.

How to Get Involved

Over the coming year, we are planning several events, engagement opportunities, and awareness campaigns that we are excited to share with you.  Stay tuned for more information on our 60th Anniversary Celebration calendar of events!


We hope you join us in October 2023 as we celebrate the impact of the Award!


Share your Award Story with us! We are looking to share stories of how the Award has impacted so many individuals over the last 60 years.

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Make it known that it’s our 60th Anniversary, and take part in this momentous milestone! Use the hashtags #Award60 #Prix60 and tag us @dukeofedcanada.

60 Stories Celebrating 60 Years of Impact

Throughout the year we will be featuring 60 stories from participants, Award Holders and Volunteers on how the Award has impacted their lives. Be sure to check back throughout the year as we share more incredible stories.

September 08, 2023

Becoming Confident, Hamza’s Award Story

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August 10, 2023

In the Depths of Sailing, Kristen’s Award Story

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August 04, 2023

Flight of the Dandelion Seeds, Lea’s Passion to Purpose Story

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July 13, 2023

Pursuing New Skills: Shafagh Razaghzadeh Shabestari

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July 06, 2023

Community Values: Lyndsey's Award Journey

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June 29, 2023

A Passion for the Environment - Arik Collins

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June 27, 2023

#InfinitePotential Mission – conquering the mountain of infinite potential.

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June 16, 2023

Becoming an Influential Leader, Dimitri’s Award Story

Meet Dimitri, a Bronze and Silver Award Achiever and Gold Award Participant from the Upper Canada College Award Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Dimitri has used his opportunity at Passion to Purpose to become an influential leader in his community.

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We want to hear from you!

Have a story you want to share? Follow the the link below to share your Award Story with us!