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Gold Award Ceremonies


We are delighted to announce that the Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners of Canada will begin presenting Gold Awards of Achievement.

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Determine what level is right for you. The Award is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

THE WORLD'S LEADING YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CANADIAN YOUTH

The Duke Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.​  ​

What we do

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global framework that allows young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture or access to resources.

 

 

Our Framework

The Award is completed in  three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold . There are four Sections of activities for all Award levels, plus a Gold Project at the Gold. ​ 

 

Give back

​The Award encourages young people to spend time volunteering in their community, which both benefits others and contributes to their own growth and well-being.

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Find your genius

Participants can choose to improve on an existing skill or try something completely new, as they develop personal interests and enhance their practical and social skills.

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Break a sweat

Physical Recreation encourages healthy behavior not only for Participants, but also for their communities, via improved health, or active participation in team activities. This section specifically aims to impacts the health, team skills, self-esteem and confidence of Participants.

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Get Wild

The Adventurous Journey sparks exploration and drives a sense of adventure, as small teams plan, train and undertake a journey through an unfamiliar environment.

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Go away, explore, discover

Completed at the Gold level, the Gold Project provides a Participant the opportunity to learn how to work with people of different backgrounds, develop skills and build confidence living in new environments.​

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Our Impact

Giving Back
We believe that a culture of giving and volunteerism is the key to a successful society.
90,909
The minimum total number of hours devoted to volunteering by participants who completed Award during 2017
$2.3 million
The minimum social economic value of hours participants who completed the Award donated back to Canadian communities in 2017.

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