FR

Start The Award

Registering for The Award

Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada! Registering is the first step towards earning your Award.

/_uploads/bc/images/ataglance.jpg

For an overview of the Award requirements, please have a look at the 

At A Glance Guide to Completing your Duke of Ed Award.


After registering you will receive a Record Book in which you can record your activities.

Registration 

Each young person doing the program needs to be registered in one of two ways:

Download a Registration Form or Register Online (Click here for the Online Registration Guide)

There is a $30 Registration Fee for each level of the program. Activities completed before registration cannot be counted towards an Award. Registrations cannot be backdated.

After registering online, your Record Book will be sent to you, or your Leader if you are a group participant, by mail within 4 weeks. During the summer months, all Record Books are mailed to the participant. If after 4 weeks you have not received your Record Book please contact us.

Groups and Independents

The Award can complete the Award in two ways: as a member of a group or as an Independent.

Groups are generally associated with larger youth organizations, such as schools, community centres, Guides, Scouts or Cadets. In this case a leader will usually help coordinate activities and support group members as they work towards their Award.

Independents work towards their Award on their own or with friends. There is no leader, but participants will still work with Assessors for each section. Around one quarter of participants do the program independently. 

Age Requirements

Level    Earliest Starting Age     Earliest Completion Age       
Minimum Duration
 

Bronze        14*  14.5 6 months 

Silver  15 or after Bronze
15.5 with Bronze
16 Direct Entry

6 months with Bronze
12 months Direct Entry
Gold    16  17 with Silver
17.5 Direct Entry
12 months with Bronze
18 months Direct Entry

* If group members turn 14 between Sept 1 and Dec 31, they can start with their group at the beginning of the school year. However, they still need to be 14.5 to complete Bronze.

Participants can start at any level as long as they meet the minimum age requirement. Starting at Silver or Gold is known as Direct Entry.

All activities must be completed by the participant's 25th birthday.​