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.






The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 24, to give back to their communities, explore their interests and passions, commit to their health and wellness, and gain an appreciation for the natural environment. With guidance from Award Leaders and assessors, young Canadians are given a supportive, non-competitive youth development platform that deepens self-awareness, builds confidence, and broadens skills and experience to further their growth as active, responsible citizens.

Our Division supports over 18,000 young people in their journeys to set and achieve goals and to become the best versions of themselves. Find out more about the Award and its phenomenal impacts for young people and your community.

2018 Impact Report 



Award Leaders guide and mentor young people through their Awards, helping the newest generation become committed citizens of the world. Are you interested in bringing the Award to the young people you work with? Find out more about the role of an Award Leader and check out our Award Leader Resources

Looking for more information? Check out our Duke of Ed information sessions and training schedule for Award Leaders here.

Ready to start a new Award Unit or sign up as an Award Leader visit the Online Record Book


Taking on the Award challenge? Find resources to Start, Do, and Get your Award!  Click here for Participant Resources.

Ready to start your Award? Register now on the Online Record Book

To keep up with newsletters, Award ceremonies and more, make sure to keep your email and other contact information up to date on your ORB account. 

Questions about Ceremonies? Check out our Ceremony Page


If you cannot find the information you need, please contact our office– we are here to help!  There is no question too big or too small.



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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award challenges young people to develop the character, skills and confidence they need to improve themselves and their communities, by encouraging them to step outside their comfort zone and build positive habits that they will take with them for the rest of their lives. 

The Award is about individual challenge and developing a sense of commitment. With guidance from Award Leaders, Assessors and other Award volunteers, you are encouraged to examine your interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set challenges for yourself in the four different sections of the Award. These challenges become the goals you aspire to reach and require persistence and determination to achieve.

Through the Award, you can be empowered with not just the confidence but the desire to create meaningful change, to find your purpose, passion and place in the world. 

Why do the Award? - How participating in the Award can help you!
Who can do the Award?  - Is the Award right for you?
Start the Award– Requirements and registration information to start your Award.
Do the Award– Everything you need to know about how to do your Award, from picking assessors to planning your Adventurous Journey, and everything in between!

For more Duke of Ed related resources take a look at the Participant Resource Page.


You can find more information about each section of the Award here. One of the best resources for Participants is our Participant Handbook (provided by your Award Leader after registration).  It has all of the information you need to plan your Award.

Cadets, Guides and Scouts! Did you know that your some of your activities can count for the Duke of Ed?  Talk to your unit or squadron leader and check out some of our resources for Army Cadet, Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, and Junior Rangers.?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your Award? Don’t worry, you got this! Click here for 10 tips to help you move through your Duke of Ed! You can also reach out to your Award Leader or Ontario division staff to connect, ask questions and get the support you need.




Have a Linkedin account? Learn how to add the Duke of Ed to your profile here.




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Information on this page is designed for adults who are thinking about becoming an Award Leader for the Duke of Ed.

Ask the Award officer for your region for a copy of the Award Leader Handbook. 

Award Leader Training Dates


Recent Newsletters:

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Winter 2018

Fall 2018

Summer 2018 

Spring 2018

If you are a Participant who would like more information about the Award, click here.



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We strive to keep everyone up to date with Online Record Book tips and tricks, Award events and anything else pertaining to the Award.







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215 Niagara Street, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 2L2
Phone: (416) 203-2282
Toll-Free: (800) 929-3853
Email: ontario@dukeofed.org

Click here for a map of our location.

Regular Office Hours

Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Charitable Registration Number:
12608 1884 RR0001


Staff Contact:

Toronto Office (M, L, P Postal Code) 

Eastern Ontario Regional Office (K Postal Code)

Six Nations and Surrounding Areas

Southwestern Ontario Regional Office (N Postal Code)

Board of Directors:

Board of Directors 




We would like to thank all of our donors who continue to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Ontario. Without your generous donations, we would not be able to make a difference in the lives of Canadian youth.


Sponsorships and Projects:


Together we can Empower Ontario Youth

“Thank you for making experiences and programs like this possible. It has pushed me to be able to set goals and work twice as hard to accomplish them." Gemma - Silver Award Participant

Donations like yours provide The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Ontario with the funds required to ensure that all young people across the country regardless of social, economic or geographical background, have the opportunity to participate in the Award.

It is thanks to the ongoing generosity of corporate and private donors, foundations and service organizations, that the Award is able to provide the support to priority communities in Ontario, ensuring that leaders and volunteers are well trained, who in turn can support Participants as they set their own goals and work towards achieving them in a safe and supportive environment.


Welcome to the Duke of Ed Ontario Alumni page! You can find Alumni resources, news, events, and volunteer opportunities here! 

You should be incredibly proud of your recent achievement! This page will provide you with information on how you can continue to stay involved with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Ontario. We are excited to invite you to continue to stay involved with this amazing Award initiative, we hope you will help us bring this experience to all young people in Canada!/_uploads/on/images/rainbow_rule.png


Congratulations on your Award achievement! As you embark on the next phase of your life, we hope the foundation you built throughout the award will equip you with the leadership skills and confidence to be world ready.

We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves – Augusta White and Erin Maitland – Co-chairs of the Ontario Awards Achievers Association and Ontario Board Members. As Bronze, Silver and Gold award achievers we were attracted to supporting the award after completion given we had such life changing experiences as participants. We would love grow our powerful community of Achievers who are looking to stay connected with the award and wanted to share more about how you can get involved! 

Our goals for the Ontario Award Achievers Association are to:

  • Connect Alumni back to the Award
  • Grow and Strengthen the Alumni Community
  • Support Your next Development Journey
  • Build a Community of Advocates, Supporters and Donors 
  • Expand our Regional Presence

Some things you can expect after joining the Ontario Award Achievers Association include:

  • Exposure to networking, volunteering and personal and professional development opportunities
  • The chance to give back to the Award program and support current achievers
  • The opportunity to connect with other achievers and share experiences together
  • Social events and fun! ?

If you are interested in getting involved, connect with us and other Achievers through our social networks: 

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Please reach out if you are curious about learning more or have any questions. We are excited for your involvement!

Warmest regards,

The Ontario Award Achievers Association