Award Holders

Life After the Award

You Worked Hard for Your Award.
Now Let Your Award Work for You!

You’ve worked hard, persevered, and committed to earning your Award, now what? Learn how you can leverage your skills and experience in life after the Award.

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How Can You Use Your Award to Your Benefit?

Adding your Award to your CV and LinkedIn profile will enable you to stand out from the crowd. The skills and experiences you’ve gained through the Award demonstrate to employers and post secondary institutions that you have the qualities they look for.

The Award Gives Young People Key Skills that Businesses and Post-Secondary Institutions Seek

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Leveraging Your Award Experiences

Your commitment to achieving your Award has given you a variety of soft skills that almost every business and post-secondary institution are looking for- perseverance, planning, responsibility, problem-solving, communication skills, and many more. From highlighting the Award on your resume, to showcasing your Award in interviews, and confidently communicating your new skills, you can leverage your Award in multiple ways to help prepare you for your next challenge.

Join the Global Award Alumni Network

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation has created an accomplished network for Award Holders like yourself. The Global Award Alumni Network (GAAN) is an esteemed community of people who have taken the skills learned as a participant and are now implementing those lessons into their everyday life to help shape and guide their future. As a member you will obtain special access to professional development support and resources, job opportunities, Award Holder events and be able to network with other Award Holders locally and globally.

Join here
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Read our Alumni Engagement Plan

The 2021-2026 Award Holders Network Engagement plan is about revival and developing an Award Holders Network to foster community and to keep connected with Award Achievers.

Click here to read the 2021 – 2026 Alumni Engagement Plan.

Canadian Award Holders Network Newsletter

Stay updated on the activities and achievements of Award Holders across Canada. Read the latest newsletter below.


Summer 2022 Newsletter

Use Your Award to Shape Your Future

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Confidently Communicate your Skills
Learn How
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Showcase your Experience in Interviews
Learn How
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Highlight the Award on your Resume
Learn How