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Award Ceremonies

Congratulations on Completing Your Award!

This is an achievement for which you should be extremely proud and a moment to celebrate all your hard work. To honour the completion of your Award, you will receive an Award Pin and an invitation to an Award Ceremony where you will be presented your certificate of achievement.  Award Ceremonies are a special opportunity to celebrate and be recognized for your achievements alongside other achievers from across the country.

HRH Prince Phillip with Award Achievers

HRH Prince Phillip with Award Achievers

Award Pins & Certificates

Upon completion of an Award level, achievers receive an Award pin and certificate to commemorate their accomplishments. Certificates are generally presented at Award Ceremonies, but can be mailed instead by request.

At the Bronze Level, ceremonies are organized by individual Award Centres.

To properly recognize and motivate young people, it is imperative that Award Holders can attend a timely ceremony with their families and peers for each level of the Award achieved. Effective July 2022, Award Canada has restructured its Award Recognition. Please click here for the full announcement.

The Silver Award Talk is a bilingual virtual event that will feature speakers who will share their Award experiences. As part of the event, Achievers can attend one of four break-out rooms, each with their own topic.

For more information regarding Silver Award Talks please click here.

At the Gold Level, the Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners of Canada present certificates at Gold Ceremonies. These ceremonies are planned to occur 4-5 times per year across the country, and upon completing the Gold level, achievers are automatically added to the waitlist to receive email notifications for upcoming Gold ceremonies.

Have questions? Contact us at awardcelebration@dukeofed.org .

After a long wait due to the pandemic, I was so excited to attend an in-person ceremony to celebrate my hard work! This award truly challenged me and taught me resilience, determination and commitment, and it was wonderful to meet other Gold recipiants and celebrate together. Thank you to the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award for their support throughout the award process, and for the wonderful ceremony. Thank you to The Honourable Judy Foote for presiding over the ceremony. Let us go out into the world using the skills learned in this program and fulfill our moral obligation to help others.

Anna - Award Holder

Upcoming Award Celebrations

Below is a list of upcoming Award Celebrations in Canada. Those waiting for a Gold Ceremony will receive an Email Notification approximately 8 weeks before regarding the below ceremonies. If you have not, please contact us at awardcelebration@dukeofed.org to ensure we have your current email address on file.

Gold Ceremony

  • Toronto, ON
  • December 3, 2022