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Many Award activities have been cancelled, but there are tons of new ones you can try from home instead. We have worked with our partners and global Award family to develop a list of activities you can do from the comfort of your own home. Read our official​ notice about doing the Award during COVID -19 as well as to find out additional details for completing each section of the Award from home.

Download our quick at a glance reference card for doing your Award at home. This flow chart will help you ensure that all your activities count and how to get them up on ORB. 

Award Leaders

If you are an Award Leader looking for information on engaging with your participants and Award Units during COVID-19, visit our Award Leader resource page.

​Temporary Changes to our Program

To help Leaders keep supporting participants, both now and when social distancing measures lessen, we're introducing some temporary program changes.  We've developed at-a- glance program changes tip sheet for Award Leaders and participants.  You can view the sheet online or download for easy reference and to share with your Award Centre, Award Group or Award Unit.  If you have any questions, please contact us at info@dukeofed.org 

Skill

Skill

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In today's virtual world learning a new skill is easier than ever. To help give you a little inspiration, we've begun to develop a list of new skills you can develop to keep your Award on track from home!

Check out the list​

Physical Recreation

Physical Recreation

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Keeping healthy and active is important, especially when self isolating. We've begun to develop a list of activity ideas that will help you keep your physical goals of the Award on track. 

Check out the list! 


Service

Service

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Now more than ever connecting with your community is important. To help you with your service section of the Award, we've begun to create a list of virtual ways you can volunteer and continue to make a difference. 

Check out the list

Adventurous Journey

Adventurous Journey

Update on completing your Journey during isolation

As the Adventurous Journey section is a group activity, it represent one of the more challenging sections to complete during the virus outbreak. Many planned practice and qualifying Adventurous Journeys have been delayed, which is important to prevent the spread of the virus. However, that doesn’t mean that all progress must be halted. If you already have a team for the Adventurous Journey, you can keep in contact with your team and supervisor/Award Leader online using emails or chat group. Researching different areas, route planning and some training can be done as a team remotely. There are many resources available online with activities to develop your navigation, first aid, environmental awareness and camp craft skills that you can do at home. It’s important to stay in contact with your team and supervisor so that you can ensure that when your school or organization reopens and your journeys can resume, you will be more prepared!

Start your AJ Prep by checking out some of Parks Canada camping basics

Gold Project

Gold Project

Update on completing your Gold Project during COVID-19

As the Gold Project involves group activities, it is another challenging section to complete during the virus outbreak and options for organizing Gold Projects will be limited. In the meantime, you can start planning in detail what you may wish to do for your Gold Project from your home and potentially reaching out to organizations that you are keen to support and/or work with for your project. Please note that this does not mean your Gold Project can be done from your home. We are advising that you begin the planning of your Gold Project so that once restrictions around physical distancing have been lifted, you can go out into the community and bring your Gold Project to life. 

Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness

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Working with our partners we have begun to compile a list of resources to help with your mental wellness during this time of uncertainty. 

Check out our list of mental wellness tips

Virtual Meetups

Virtual Meetups

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Meet and come together with the Award team! If you have questions and concerns about how to maintain and do your Award at home, then register for a virtual meetup. This is your chance to connect with the Award and fellow participants!

Check out available times and dates!

Additional resources by province

Additional resources by province

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Here are some additional resources put together by Award staff across Canada. Please click on your Province and or Territory for some additional local support.  We will continue to update this list regularly! 

Alberta​

British Columbia and Yukon

Northwest Territories 

Ontario