Adults Delivering the Award

Do You Want to Make a Difference by Engaging and Enriching the Lives of the Young People?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award provides the opportunity to enhance existing programming within your school or organization.


We offer a framework that compliments the work you do on a daily basis to build young people’s skills and develop the confidence they need to take their future in stride. Working alongside their peers and with the support and mentorship of trained leaders like yourself, young people work towards setting personal challenges and accomplishing their goals. Sign-up today and together we can enrich the lives of young people in Canada through our internationally recognized experiential learning framework. 


Who are adults that deliver the Award ?

Adult mentors in the Award are people who work or volunteer with youth as part of a larger organization, such as schools or clubs, school boards, education ministries, youth institutions, community centres and national organizations like Scouts or Cadets..  


There are many different roles adult mentors may play including Award Leader, Coordinator, Assessor, supervisor or instructor. The main aim of the adult mentor is to help young people access the life-changing experiential Award learning framework, support and mentor them as they set goals, choose activities and work towards completing their Award. We provide adult mentors with training, access to resources, delivery materials and staff support to answer questions along the way. 

Benefits of Becoming an Adult that Delivers the Award 

  • Engage and mentor young people through an established international learning framework. 

  • Aid in the development of building essential skills that will support young people in their adult lives.  

  • Build your own interpersonal skills and mentoring experience.  

  • Attend professional development opportunities with like minded colleagues and peers across Canada.

Mentor giving a high five to youth

Register as an Adult Mentor Today!

Your role is to guide, encourage and mentor your participants by supporting them during their Award experience as they select activities, set achievable SMART goals and overcome challenges.  If you are involved with an organization that is already an active Award Centre, follow this guide on signing up to become a registered adult mentor with the Award.

If you are currently not involved with an active Award Centre but have heard about the Award and have a group of young people whom you feel would benefit from the Award, please fill out this expression of interest form to connect with our office about getting started.