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Let’s do this! - Requirements and registration information to Start Your Journey!


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


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

Download a Registration Form or Register Online  

There is a $30 Registration Fee for each level of the program. 

After completing the registration form (paper copy) please mail it to the AB, NT, NU Award Office:
111, 4515 Bow Trail SW
Calgary AB T3C 2G3

Please allow for 4-6 weeks for mailed in registrations.
After registering online, your Record Book will be sent to you, or your Leader if you are an Award Unit Participant, by mail within 4 weeks. If after 4 weeks you have not received your Record Book please contact us.

Check out the At a Glance Guide for an overview of The Award requirements




The Award can be completed in two ways: as a member of an Award Unit, or as an Independent.
Award Units are generally associated with larger youth organizations, such as schools, community centres, Guides, Scouts or Cadets. In this case an Award Leader will usually help coordinate registration, activities and support group members as they work towards their Award. Groups can register with a Group Registration Form
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. 

Participants can start at any level as long as they meet the minimum age requirement.

/_uploads/ab/images/awardlevel-bronze2x.jpg Bronze: 14 years

/_uploads/ab/images/awardlevel-silver2x.jpg Silver: 15 years

/_uploads/ab/images/awardlevel-gold2x.jpg Gold: 16 years

 Starting at Silver or Gold is known as Direct Entry.

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