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. 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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Participate in our Summer Video Contest!

How has the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award impacted your life? How have you used the Award to impact those around you and your community? Tell us in a short video, and you could win a pair of tickets to meet and show your video to a VIP audience at the prestigious British Day celebrations. The celebrations will be hosted by the British Consulate General at the Spruce Meadows Show-jumping Arena near Calgary this September! Hurry as the deadline for submission is Friday, August 25, 2017.

See contest rules below…

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  1. The contest is open only to current or previous participants of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at any of the three award levels (Bronze, Silver, or Gold).
  2. Participants may work together in creating a video, but only one name may be submitted with the video. The tickets will be awarded to the individual whose name is attached to the submission.
  3. Only one video may be submitted per participant.


  1. Total runtime of videos must be at least 15 seconds in length, and no longer than 30 seconds.
  2. Find a creative way to highlight and demonstrate how the Award has impacted your life and those around you.
  3. Please ensure that the content of the videos is appropriate for all audiences. Any videos with inappropriate language or content will be removed from the contest.
  4. Videos must be in standard format (.mp4, .avi, .wmv, .mov, .flv) and should be less than 25MB in size.
  5. Any non-original content must be cited or referenced.


  1. The winners will be announced in August 2017.
  2. Deadline for submission is Friday, August 4 2017 at 11:59PM. Videos may be submitted anytime before then.
  3. Videos must be posted on your Facebook page tagging, both @ukincanada and @dukeofedab under your post.  Videos must also be emailed to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Alberta Division at dukeofedab@gmail.com. If you do not have Facebook, please just email the video to the email address above. If you do not want to post it on your own Facebook, please post it on the Duke of Ed AB page under the contest post.
  4. Winners will be contacted via e-mail with the details regarding paperwork, receipt of the prize, and further information about the British Days event.
  5. The winners’ videos will be highlighted on the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award’s social media platforms and share with our national office in Toronto.
  6. Please note that videos may be shared on our public social media outlets unless the participant specifies otherwise directly to our office over email(admin@theaward.ca).
  7. The judges’ decision is final and no video submitted after the deadline of August 4 2017, 11:59PM, will be considered.

All submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Clarity
  3. Personal Impact
  4. Community Impact


Annual Report 2015



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

Annual Statistical Review 2015

New Registrants

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














Total New Registrants - 1, 405


Awards Gained
How many young people completed an Award during the year?














Total Awards Gained - 320


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














Total Participants - 6, 880


Alberta Divisional Council 2017

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 Mitchell, CM, AOE
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Vice Chair
The Honourable George L. Tuccaro
Commissioner of The Northwest Territories

Vice Chair
The Honourable Nellie Kusugak
Commissioner of Nunavut

Mr. Al-Karim Khimji

Mr. Jack Schneider

Mr. Trevor Church

Mr. Derek Fraser

Mr. James Walls

Mrs. Nancy L. Jarjour Szabo

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. Terry Godwaldt

Mr. Scott Birchall

Ms. Clare Smart

Mr. Kerk Hilton

Ms. Beth (Cole) Pollock


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 latest 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.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut has been incorporated since 1976 under the Societies Act in Alberta and we are licensed to raise funds under the Charitable Fund Raising Act.  This year we are planning to raise an estimated amount of $300,000.00 with these funds being used to deliver the program into the community.  It will cost our organization an estimated $30,000.00 to raise these funds.  If you have any questions in regards to our fundraising please contact Ms. Candace Denison, Executive Director at 403-237-7476 or via e-mail cdenison@dukeofed.org

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 -

Ashley Tedham - atedham@theaward.ca
Executive Director

Elizabeth Gordon - egordon@theaward.ca
Program Coordinator

Robyn Webster - rwebster@theaward.ca
Award Officer (Edmonton & Northern Alberta)

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


Ceremonies & Eventsrsvp@theaward.ca

Al-Karim Khimji - President@theaward.ca
Board President 

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

(403) 237-7476    (Calgary & area)
(780) 490-5008    (Edmonton & area)
(800) 668-3853    (Toll-Free)

Charitable Registration Number: 11589 3489 RR0001


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Canada
Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Position:   Program Officer – Youth Resiliency Challenge, Calgary

Supervisor:   Executive Director

Start Date:   October 16 (Negotiable)


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Canada encourages young people ages 14 to 24 to Make a Difference while exploring their potential, taking on new challenges and achieving success. The Award is a non-competitive, programme designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and habits. Participants benefit through their own effort and develop self-confidence, motivation and life-long friendships. The Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T. in London, England and has been in Canada for over fifty years.

Position: Full-time 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Officer will be responsible for the growth and development of the Youth Resiliency Challenge at the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award office in Calgary, by connecting youth in the justice system to the Award program. The Program Officer will ensure that participants have access to the opportunities, supports and resources needed to achieve success in the program (achieve their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award).  The primary goal is to engage young people in pro-active, community based activities that will help set them up for success as they transition out of the justice system.

Position Expectations (as required):

  • Introduce and train youth, leaders, and partners about the Award program and its value.
  • Connect young people in the justice system to the Award program.
  • Developing new partnerships, managing existing stakeholder relationships, follow-up with existing groups, develop innovative outreach initiatives seeking to connect youth in the justice system.
  • Connect and train adult volunteers to mentor young people in the justice system through the Award program
  • Assist with online and onsite registrations; providing direction and support to participants and their mentors as they work towards completing the Award (i.e. meetings, connecting them to resources, events, trip facilitation)
  • Assist with the processing of Awards; reviewing record books and following up with participants regarding missing materials and information
  • Recruit and provide support to volunteers
  • Develop content and contribute regularly to social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and bi-monthly newsletters
  • Compile and complete project reports to Executive Director, Project Evaluator and office staff as required


  • Related post-secondary education in social work, criminology, education or social science related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with marginalized youth
  • Able to multi-task and to work independently
  • Ability to work remotely with flexible working hours
  • Must have a valid driver licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to pass police screen and/or credit check
  • Comfort with technology including web based applications
  • Experience with social media management and content creation
  • Experience in volunteer management (preferred)
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned


  • Excellent ability to engage and motivate challenging youth
  • Excellent conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing
  • Excellence in Public Speaking

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – AB, NT & NU is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all interested candidates to send their resume and cover letter to admin@theaward.ca by October 7, 2017.