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.

February 03, 2023

Habits that Last, Anne’s Award Story


Meet Anne, a Gold Award achiever from Saskatoon, SK. The Award has impacted how Anne sets goals, takes action in her community, and approaches and solves problems. Anne is now more willing to take on challenging opportunities because of the Award and understanding the rewards that will follow.  

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January 16, 2023

Statement on the passing of The Honourable David C. Onley

Stephen De-Wint, CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Canada has released the following statement on the passing of the Honourable David C. Onley, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (2007-2014): It is with great sadness that my team and I have learned about the passing of The Honourable David C. Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. On behalf of the Award in Canada and in particular our Ontario volunteers and staff, I would like to send our condolences to his wife Ruth Ann, to their children and extended families. 

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#LeadersofToday December 08, 2022

An Eventful Adventurous Journey, Lydia’s Award Story

Lydia is a Bronze and Silver Award Achiever and current Gold Participant in Alberta. The Adventurous Journey’s Participants go on are some of the most exciting and life changing opportunities. Lydia is no exception; we are so proud of the way she and her group overcame challenges while on the trail.

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#LeadersofToday November 16, 2022

Discovering Passion, Roma’s Award Story

The Award connected with Roma who is a Silver Award Holder from Ontario who has developed a passion for helping others through her experience with the Award. Roma’s story is inspiring to current and potential participants.

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#LeadersofToday November 16, 2022

Cultural Exploration, Kurangi’s Award Experience

Kurangi is a Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Participant, and a Bronze Award Achiever from Ontario. She has a great story of the unexpected benefits and cultural exploration that came from participating in the Award.

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September 08, 2022

Acknowledgement of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

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News August 04, 2022

Award Recognition Restructure Announcement

To properly recognize and motivate young people, it is imperative that Award Holders can attend a timely ceremony with their families and peers for each level of the Award achieved. Effective July 2022, Award Canada has restructured its Award Recognition.

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News December 08, 2021

History of Prince Philip's Award Legacy

In tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s lasting legacy, we’re asking people around the world who have done their Award to share their personal stories, creating the first-ever global collection of Award memories.

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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!