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.


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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


Help Support Youth in Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunuvat


Birdies For Kids - Shaw Charity Classic

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is honoured to be participating in Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink. We will receive 100% of all donations designated to us and up to an additional 50% in matching funds.


The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award

Donations like yours provide The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with the funds required to ensure that all young people across Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, regardless of social, economic or geographical background, have the opportunity to participate in the Program. It is thanks to the on-going generosity of corporate and private donors, foundations and service organizations, that the Award is able to provide the necessary support to the hard to serve and hard to reach communities. Ensuring that leaders and volunteers are well trained, and in turn can support participants as they set their own goals and work towards achieving them in a safe and supportive environment. See Donation Details Below.


  • The program has expanded to include over 300 communities across Alberta
  • Over 40% of participants reside in rural and remote areas
  • 77 new groups enrolled and with over 97 new volunteer mentors trained
  • 1332 new participants enrolled in the program as compared to 998 in 2016.
  • 419 participants completed the program and received their Award, up from 337 from 2016


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

Achieving the Award! - Examples and opportunities for each component, how to plan your Adventurous Journey, and more!

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



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.



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



January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018




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 




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




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


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.



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.



The Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD,
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

Mr. Al-Karim Khimji

Mr. Trevor Church

Mr. Derek Fraser

Mr. James Walls

Mr. Doug MacDonald 

Ms. Rosemarie Enslin

Mr. Lawrence Ward

Ms. Karen Poirier

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

MGen Paul F. Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD

Mr. Scott Birchall

Ms. Clare Smart

Ms. Beth (Cole) Pollock

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 


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


(403) 237-7476  

Charitable Registration Number: 11589 3489 RR0001

Award Materials

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

Please contact us to order a replacement.

Participant Handbook: $15

Replacement certificate: $10

Replacement pin: $10

Donate To Birdies
For Kids

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Message: Donations Matched up to 50%

February 1, 2018 – September 2, 2018

Birdies for Kids is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. The program is designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. The program itself acts as a partnership builder between donors and charities, as all money will flow through the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation to Alberta charities.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) is honored to be an expectant recipient of the proceeds. We will receive 100% OF ALL DONATIONS designated to the Award and up to 50% in extra funding through the matching gift program. Contributions are generated through flat donations or based on the number of “birdies” made by Champions Tour players during the 2018 Shaw Charity Classic.

Please support the Award using the Birdies For Kids program to maximize your donation and your dollars! THANK YOU.