Our mandate is to ensure that all young people are provided with the opportunity to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. There are several ways you can support us and help encourage young people on a personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

Invest in Canada's greatest resource, its young people

It is thanks to the on-going generosity of corporate and private donors, foundations and service organizations, that we are able to deliver the Award to so many young people across our Division.

We would like to acknowledge the following supporters who help us 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 Award. If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact our Board President, Scott Birchall.


2019 Silver Level Sponsors

BMO Capital Markets RBC Capital Markets RBC Foundation
2019 Bronze Level Sponsors

Funding Partners & Other Supporters

Government of Canada - Department of Justice
Telus Calgary Community Board Telus Friendly Future Foundation Canadian North
  • I came from a background of trauma, gangs, and crime… this is more than just an Award. I would like to thank the leaders, mentors and support systems that have been there for me… providing the platform for young people, like us, to learn, grow and prepare for the next phase of life, regardless of the path we have come from.
    - Tyrone M., Bronze & Silver Award Achiever
  • We support initiatives that improve the way youth in conflict with the law navigate their time in the youth justice system and emerge better individually and with better hope for their integration in society. Our investment in youth, through this program, and our work with reforming Canada's criminal justice system is really an investment in ourselves and Canada's future.
    - The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., M.P. Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada
  • Supporting my community through volunteering, although simple, makes me feel important and that I am making an impact. The Award has allowed me to explore new experiences, which is very important to me as a Canadian immigrant.
    Alan H., Bronze Award Achiever
  • J.P. was a challenged 16-year old, six foot, close to 370 pounds. We set a goal, for himself, to run non-stop around the gym for more than two laps. At the time, running more than 10 steps would have been a major undertaking. After four months of perseverance, he successfully completed four laps… he proudly declared himself an “athlete”.
    - Jim Thorne, former Award Leader
  • On a participant in the Youth Resiliency Program:
    One of the most fascinating things to watch during the program is [the participant’s] ability to be a leader. He can always influence his peers and I enjoy watching his dynamics… I am looking forward to seeing his growth and contributing everything I can towards it.
    - Ryan "Rubix" De Guzman, Youth Central