Welcome to the Divisional portal of the website. Within this section you'll find the resources at the local level to help you complete your Award journey. Your Division is the Province or Territory in which you currently live and are completing your Award.

Welcome to

Newfoundland and Labrador

We are your division, and will be your point of contact. As your division, we are here to guide and support you, while on the road to completing The Award.

We are ready to help you on your Award Journey.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Step 1

Take a few minutes to read this brief and simple overview of Guidelines and Requirements

Step 2

Get yourself registered! You must be registered before you can begin counting your activities.
Not sure how? No Problem! We are here to help! Read our Step by Step Guide to Registering

Step 3

Set-up your ORB [on-line record book] and start tracking your activities.  -IMPORTANT - You must register for The Award before setting up ORB!

Your ORB set-up information will be sent to you via email once you have registered.  Please note this step is not an automated process so please allow sufficient time for the provincial award office to process your registration.  If you have not received your ORB set-up email within 7 days of registering please contact our office.

Good Luck On Your Award Journey! And Remember..........

"There is more to us then we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less."

Kurt Hahn, Co-founder

      The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Regional Board of Directors

Our Board members are all volunteers who provide us with unique professional skill sets, insight and a vast amount of experience. Some of these specialized skill sets include; marketing, fundraising, finance, and governance.

If you have a specialized skill, the time to commit and you would like to volunteer for one of the Boards or Committees, please contact the Divisional office.

Newfoundland & Labrador Board

Honourary Provincial Chair
The Honourable Judy Foote
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Honourary President
John Perlin
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Ron Ellsworth
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Lynn Zurel
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Legal Counsel
Natalie O’Donnell
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Jillian Walsh
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fundraising/Volunteer Hall of Fame
Charles Stacey
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Toby Barnes
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Executive Director
Trudy Carlisle
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Our Supporters

As a registered charity, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador relies on the generous support of our corporate and individual donors, media partners, funders, and government partners to ensure the success of the Award in Newfoundland and Labrador.


We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our community partners. Thank you for believing in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award! 




The Future

We pride ourselves in offering a program that is accessible to all youth, regardless of socio-economic status, ability, ethnicity, or gender, enabling all youth in Newfoundland and Labrador an opportunity to realize their fullest potential through their own efforts. Our goal is to see an increased rate of participation from both youth participants and adult volunteer leaders, contributing to the growth and expansion of the Award.

As a supporter of The Award, you help bring an increase in self-confidence, independence, sense of responsibility, sense of belonging, feelings of accomplishment and community awareness to program participants. We know that, through the Award program, youth will learn the importance of healthy lifestyles and community engagement leading to productive, engaged and accountable citizens and a bright and healthy future for our province. Please help us bring this amazing program to youth across our province!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award NL relies on the generous support of our community supporters, government partners, and corporate and individual donors to ensure the youth of our province are able to avail of the Award program. We cannot do it alone.

We look forward to your support of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award NL. Together, we are equipping young people for life!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador, please contact our Award office by calling 709-753-0423. 

Contact Us

Phone: (709) 753-0423

General Email Inquires

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 13814 
St. John's, NL  A1B 4G3

Trudy Carlisle, Executive Director  

 Ashley Smith, Program Manager



Charitable Registration #: 88295 7764 RR0001

Trudy Carlisle, Executive Director | The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award | Newfoundland & Labrador
709.753.0423 | tcarlisle@dukeofed.org


2017 marked twenty years of service to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Trudy.  The Award is more than a job; it is her passion.  So much so, that in 2010, she started an Award group in her home community.  Trudy volunteers her time to coordinate all aspects of the adventurous journey with her Award group, accompanying them on their Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions.  Since becoming an Award leader, Trudy has developed a love for canoeing and a much deeper appreciation for nature.

When asked what fuels her passion for The Award, Trudy will tell you that she is inspired and motivated everyday by a quote from Kurt Hann (Co-founder of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award), “There is more to us then we know.   If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

“As Executive Director most of my work is about ensuring the strategic health of the organization but as an Award leader I’ve had the opportunity to see first hand how The Award can change young people. My goal when I first started our Duke of Ed group was to break down the ‘cliques’ that existed.  There were several different peer groups and all I wanted was for them to all be friends. We started with 30 diverse young people at Bronze and 22 of them finished Gold together. Along the way I watched them cry, threaten to quit and grow into a wonderful group of young men and women who, by the end of their Award journey, had each other’s backs. When I read their final Gold reports, I was moved to tears by how they felt they were like family to one another. I guess that’s what paddling for 4 days and 3 nights in 120 mm of rain will do! That is what fuels me.”

In her ‘other' free time Trudy enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, camping, and playing ice hockey. 


Ashley Smith, Program Manager | The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award | Newfoundland & Labrador 
709.753.0423 | asmith@dukeofed.org

Ashley is a recent graduate from the Community Recreation Leadership program at College of the North Atlantic.  Ashley spent years in the sea cadet program acquiring valuable skills in orienteering and sailing. In her previous job, she was responsible for volunteer management as well as assisting with program delivery for youth, one of which was The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. 

While Ashley may have been born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is still a Newfoundlander at heart. Spending her summers in the little town of Hatchet Cove, she learned to fish and found a love for the outdoors at a young age.

Ashley spends as much time as she can in or on the water. Whether it’s going for a swim, hopping in a canoe or a kayak or getting the boat ready to go fishing, you can always find her near the water. If asked what her favourite part of being on the water is, she would tell you, “It’s the calm. The peace and quiet. I could spend hours just floating, drifting with the waves.”


 Silver Award Ceremony Announcement

The Honourable Judy May Foote, P.C., O.N.L., Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, will present Silver Certificates of Achievement, at a ceremony to be held in held in Corner Brook on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1 PM at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Center.
Please get any Silver Award submissions in as soon as possible.
Invites will be sent via email in the New Year so please keep an eye out for them!





Approximately 7 years ago The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Newfoundland and Labrador was trying to come up with idea that would help raise the much needed funds to ensure we could offer The Award to any young person wishing to participate.

We wanted to create a concept that would be long lasting, have impact and be meaningful to the people of this province but equally as important, we wanted to create something that embraced the values of who we are as an organization. 

In 2012 we created the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame. We felt it spoke to the very fabric of who we are as Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans as we are known for our kind and compassionate nature and how much we give back to our communities through our volunteer efforts.  Likewise, it linked well to The Award as one section of The Award is community service.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame honors, documents and recognizes the significant efforts of those in our province who have made long-standing volunteer efforts.  Nominees do not need to be volunteers with our organization.  Any person or organization with a lifetime of giving to their community/our province can be nominated. 

Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees are shining examples of adults who have made a difference in their communities through a lifetime of volunteering and Award participants are shinning examples of youth who are beginning to make a difference in their communities.

Each year, Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees are honoured at an Awards Gala celebrating their extraordinary volunteer achievements. The gala not only serves to honour some of our province’s most outstanding volunteers but it has also grown to be the signature fundraising event of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program in Newfoundland and Labrador.



For more information please visit volunteerhalloffame.ca