National Partnerships

When you partner with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada, you are taking the first steps to Make a Difference in the lives of young people. Across Canada schools and youth groups are incorporating The Award into their programs to enhance and enrich the opportunities for young Canadians. If you feel that The Award would be a good fit within your organization, school or youth group please contact your local Divisional office. 

Community Partnerships



Scouts Canada's Mission is "To develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world." Scouts Canada delivers the Award program to it's youth to achieve its goal.


Dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat by informing and educating Canadians, advocating responsible human actions; and representing wildlife on conservation issues.


Corporate Partnerships

Corporations with a community investment program can directly support The Award and help more than 50,400 Canadian youth reach their goals each year through our National Engagement Programs. ​​



The aim of this initiative is to help young Canadians achieve the Gold Level of the Award by providing the support and tools for success as they shape their future and take the next steps into either a post-secondary or work environment.


National Engagement Programs

​The Award is proud of our 50,407 currently youth engaged in the program from across Canada who have a lot of energy and are working to create a great future. Through our National Engagement Programs we partner with community-minded corporations to give young Canadians real-world learning opportunities and experiences that can propel them further toward their goals in education and career success. 

For more information about The Award National Engagement Programs listed below, contact us at 

Recognizing Excellence 
The Award Program is non-competitive, allowing for every youth to feel great about achieving their self-guided goals in the areas they are most interested. In our Recognizing Excellence activities, youth are invited to showcase their achievements and share their stories to encourage other young Canadians.

Social Mission Venture
Many of our Award Achievers have an interest to create their own business and a growing number have a mind for businesses that create a positive change in our world. This initiative starts with a national call out for the next great business idea from our young leaders. The online engagement and encouragement builds interest in their ideas with valuable networking. 

Added Program Value
Corporations can engage their employees in a variety of ways to help our Award participants reach their goals in Community Service and Skills.
Through The Award’s Added Program Value our youth gain more insight into careers and identify ways to create a successful career path in their field of interest.

National Events
In addition to the regional events that are hosted by our Divisions across Canada, our organization presents high profile events that are centered on special initiatives. Our current program Passion to Purpose is helping to further develop civic engagement in young Canadians. Passion to Purpose is a five day forum where young people will come together to develop an action plan on how their passion can affect change in their local community.