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.



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


Award Leaders guide and mentor young people through their Awards, helping the newest generation become committed citizens of the world. Find out more about the role of an Award Leader and check out our Award Leader Resources

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



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.

What is The Duke of Ed?

Not All Learning Happens in the Classroom



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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.

Questions about Ceremonies? Check out our Ceremony Page! 

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:

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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Upcoming Events:



Annual Breakfast
Spring, 2019
Featuring motivational and inspirational speakers with Alumni and corporate sponsors.

An Evening with Duke of Ed Alumni 
September 20, 2018
An opportunity for alumni to reconnect with fellow Award Achievers and network with Duke of Ed partners and Board Members. Hosted at Duke of Cornwall Pub

Ski for the Duke Launch Party
Fall, 2019 
Ski for the Duke Launch party is our fundraising event held before Ski Day. This pre-party party is the night attendees sign up their teams and get fundraising! The night consists of food, drinks, and some amazing live and silent auctions with Layne, the Auctionista. 

Ski for the Duke 
February 2020
Fun on the hills at Blue Mountain while teams network with clients, engage their staff, raise funds for Duke of Ed and enjoy a great day of skiing and activities.  Hosted at Toronto Ski Club.






Selfless 16™ is a movement that empowers and mobilizes young adults in a new and focused way in order to benefit worthy causes and those most in need.



Sports is the only world where men and women could be equal. We look forward to change the cultural of female sports and build a stronger future for our girls through this organization. We created a space for strong girls to call their own. This is a call to all girls of ages 8 to 18 to be a part of the movement: #justlikeagirlinsports


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.