Divisions

Welcome to the Divisional portal of the website. Within this section you'll find the resources at the local level to help you complete your Award journey. Your Division is the Province or Territory in which you currently live and are completing your Award.

Welcome to Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunavut Division

 

We are your division and will be your point of contact. As your division, we are here to guide and support you, while on the road to completing The Award.

 

Can't find what you are looking for or need a few questions answered about your Award? Then send us an email abnwtnu@dukeofed.org or check out FAQs . We are here to help.

 

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, who are helping to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in Alberta, The North West Territories and Nunavut. If you would like to become a donor on a regional level to Make a Difference in the lives of young people in your community, please visit the supporter section of our website or send us an email.

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Annual Report 2015

Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2015 Annual Report

Getting Started! - Requirements and registration information to Start Your Journey!

Achieving the Award! - How to do your Award from what is an assessors, to examples for each components, to planning your Adventurous Journey, and more!

Ready to submit! Check the checklist to make sure you have everything completed

 

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Award Leader

 

Who 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 leadership.

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 levels
Assessing or reviewing Award submissions.
Abiding by all policies set out by The Duke of Edinburgh’ International Award, including but not limited to: the National Abuse Policy, National Risk Management Policy and National Branding policy, and the Award Standards.

Leader involvement includes:

 - Participating in Award Leader Training. Contact us to register.
 - Celebrating achievements of youth by attending Ceremonies.
 - Helping participants organize activities that count towards Award levels.
 - Communicating with the Award Office as needed.
 - Instructing youth on how to enter events in the activity log correctly (either in the record book or online).
 - Sharing success stories and news about your group and participants with your divisional office.
 - Presenting achievement pins and in some cases Bronze certificates.


What’s 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 experience.

 

Liability

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. Organizations without these elements in place cannot run an Award Group Unit. However, youth in any organization can still participate in the Award as an Independent Participant.


Leader Resources

 

Contests

This month we are challenging everyone to share a picture of yourself volunteering or where you are volunteering! Share it with us Facebook (@dukeofedAB), or Instagram (@dukeofedalberta) using the #featureFriday #DukeAwardAB 
Oh, and you have a chance to win a $25 gift card! 

Shout OUTS

There are currently no shout-outs at this time. Contact us, if you and/or group did (big or small) we would love to share it!

 

Learning Opportunities

Scholarship opportunity for Alberta residents between the ages of 16 and 17 and-a-half, to study in an international setting for 2 years.

 

Alberta Scholarships 

https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships.aspx?

 

Socials

There are currently no socials planned at this time

Annual Statistical Review 2015

New Registrants

How many young people joined The Award for the first time during the year?

   Male   Female
 Bronze  598  475
 Silver  77  120
 Gold  63  72

Total New Registrants - 1, 405

 

Awards Gained

How many young people completed an Award during the year?

   Male  Female
 Bronze  110  61
 Silver  33  67
 Gold  26  23

Total Awards Gained - 320

 

 

Participants

How many young people have actively participated in The Award during the year?

   Male  Female
 Bronze  2175  1846
 Silver  763  814
 Gold  665  617

Total Participants - 6, 880

Supporters 


Thank you to our local donors & supporters, without whom we would not be able to promote and grow The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Alberta, NWT, and Nunavut. 

To see our Annual Report click here 
                                    
 
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Being a supporter at the Local level your donation provides Alberta, NWT and Nunavut youth the opportunity to face new experiences, develop confidence and create healthy and active individuals through their participation in the Award Programme.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the Award Programme, please contact the Alberta Divisional office  abnwtnu@dukeofed.org

The Award operates in all ten provinces and three territories of Canada. Each area of the country is organized into regional divisions. On the local level our regional divisions receive support from many small businesses, legions, service clubs and individuals, who are looking for a way to give back to the community. Offering support on the local level is very rewarding. You see first-hand how your support is giving local youth the opportunity to challenge themselves and live the achievement of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Board

 

Alberta Divisional Council 2018

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Council members are all volunteers who provide us with unique professional skill sets, insight and a vast amount of experience. Some of these specialized skill sets entail; marketing, fundraising, finance, and governance.
If you have a specialized skill and the time to commit and would like to volunteer for one of the Boards or committees, please contact our office.

 

Chairman

The Honourable Lois Mitchell, CM, AOE
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

 

Vice Chair

The Honourable Margaret Thom
Commissioner of The Northwest Territories

 

Vice Chair

The Honourable Nellie Kusugak
Commissioner of Nunavut

 

Mrs. Nancy L. Jarjour Szabo
President

Mr. Al-Karim Khimji
Past-President

Mr. Trevor Church
Treasurer

Mr. Derek Fraser
Director

Mr. James Walls
Director

Mr. Doug MacDonald 
Director

Ms. Rosemarie Enslin
Director

Mr. Lawrence Ward
Director

Ms. Karen Poirier
Director

Mr. Michael J. Ricketts, MMM, MSM, CD
Director

MGen Paul F. Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD
Director

Mr. Scott Birchall
Director 

Ms. Clare Smart
Director

Ms. Beth (Cole) Pollock
Director

Contact Us

 

Office Hours:

We spend time throughout the Division. Our general office hours are:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please call or email before visiting the office to ensure we are here to greet you. 

General Inquiries - abntnu@theaward.ca
Communications - communications@theaward.ca

Ceremonies & Events - rsvp@theaward.ca

 

Staff Contact

 

Ashley Tedham - atedham@theaward.ca
Executive Director

Elizabeth Gordon - egordon@theaward.ca
Program Coordinator

Diana Cretu - dcretu@theaward.ca
Program Officer (Edmonton & Northern Alberta, NWT, NU)

Graham McKelvie - gmckelvie@theaward.ca
Program Officer (Calgary & Southern Alberta)


Youth Resiliency Project

Robyn Webster - rwebster@theaward.ca
Program Officer (Edmonton & Northern Alberta, NWT, NU) 

Chantal Bender - cbender@theaward.ca
Program Officer (Calgary & Southern Alberta)

 

Nancy Szabo - President@theaward.ca
Board President 


Address

Suite 111
4515 Bow Trail SW  
Calgary, Alberta T3C 2G3 


Phone:  

(403) 237-7476  


Charitable Registration Number: 11589 3489 RR0001

If you have lost your certificate, pin, or handbook and want to replace it please see below for replacement cost.

 

Participant Handbook: $15

 

Replacement certificate: $10

 

Replacement pin: $10

 

Please contact us to order a replacement