Divisions

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.

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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 

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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

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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

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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 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 impact you.
How the Award Works - Is the Award right for you?
Start the Award -  Requirements and registration information to start your Award.

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. For more Award related resources take a look at the Participant Resource Page.

Still have questions? Reach out to your Award Leader or Ontario division staff to connect and get the support you need.

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COVID 19 and The Award at Home 

Participant Meetups:
Stuck at home? Feeling isolated? Questions about how to continue doing your Award? Join us for an online Award Participant Meetup! This is your chance to come together with the Award team and Participants virtually, while staying home. How can we make a difference, adapt Award activities, and most importantly, stay connected? Ask questions and share your ideas "face to face" during these hour long drop in sessions for Participants only.

Tuesday April 28 - 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday May 5 - 4:00-5:00pm

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Have a Linkedin account? Learn how to add the Award 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

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Recent Newsletters:

Winter 2020

Winter 2019

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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Ontario Office:
215 Niagara Street
Suite 100
Toronto, ON M6J 2L2

Charitable Registration Number:
12608 1884 RR001


Staff Contact    Staff Bios    Board of Directors   

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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.

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Sponsorships and Projects:

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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

 A MESSAGE FROM THE ONTARIO AWARD ACHIEVERS ASSOCIATION

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

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ALUMNI RESOURCES:

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The Adventurous Journey 

The Adventurous Journey is all about getting out and going on an expedition or exploration in an unfamiliar and challenging environment with a clear purpose. More than any other section of the Award, the Adventurous Journey is about teamwork and social connection with both the team members who will undertake the journey and also the volunteers who instruct, supervise and assess the journey.  For more information on the Adventurous Journey requirements, please visit click here.

Check out these activity options and providers in Ontario (if you haven’t been able to complete your Journey through your own Award Unit). Trained Activity Providers listed on the Directory are organizations that have been subject to a check by the Provincial Office. 

What does being a Trained Activity Provider (TAP) mean

Directory

About the Trained Activity Provider

 Bursary 

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Toronto Brigantine Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to building leadership, self-efficacy, and self-esteem in youth 13-18 through sail training in our overnight camp-style Tall Ship adventures onboard the TS Playfair. This is accomplished through the peer-to-peer delivery of challenging programs aboard our traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences onboard. TBI also, endeavors to foster learning and the development of practical skills, the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices, and an appreciation of the rich marine heritage of the Great Lakes.

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Voyageur Quest is an Algonquin Park adventure tour operator specializing in all-inclusive fully guided adventures in all 4 seasons since 1991. From Algonquin  Park's northwest corner, Voyageur Quest (VQ) operates canoe trips, winter expeditions, cabin based adventures, and private tailor-made adventures ranging from 3 to 14 days.VQ operates both scheduled and tailor-made Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Qualifying Gold, Silver and Bronze expeditions trips for schools or groups.  We are committed and experienced in delivering high-quality wilderness education.


Links to Trips: 
Winter Expeditions (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
Summer Expedition (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
 

Participants or their parent/guardian must first have the approval of their Award Centre/Award Leader before booking with a Trained Activity Provider, regardless of whether or not the organization is included in this Directory. When booking an activity such as an expedition, the Award Centre and in turn the Participant/parent/guardian is responsible for evaluating the health and safety, and suitability of the activity being provided as it is a private contract with the Trained Activity Provider. 

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