The Value of the Award
4 Things Parents and Guardians Need to Know About the Award:
The Award helps instill confidence and build self-esteem. It ignites passion and increases motivation, as well as develops skills and acknowledges achievement in a non-academic setting. Find out about the many benefits of the Award.
The Award is an internationally recognized Award across over 140 countries; we’re serious when we say the Award looks good on resumes, scholarships, and applications! Young people stand out in the job market when they leverage their Award achievements.
Our Award Celebrations for Silver or Gold Achievers are truly special events to recognize all the hard work they’ve put into their Award! Our Ceremonies are presided over by notable Canadians, Lieutenant Governors, Territory Commissioners, and the Governor General. Where else are young people celebrated for their accomplishments, other than graduation?
Young people sign-up for the Award through their local Award Centre. Participants must belong to an active Award Centre before they are able to register and start their Award.
An Award Centre is an organization that chooses to partner with the Award to deliver our framework. Award Centres have trained Award Coordinators and Leaders who support and mentor participants to achieve their Award.
Parents and Guardians play a vital role by providing support and encouragement as young people work towards their goals.
World Class Learning Outside the Classroom
Hear From Other Parents
AnneParent of Award Holder
I am so grateful for the barrier free access to this Award as it ensured [my daughter] was able to achieve all three levels of this Award, see new places and try new things.Read More
PatriciaParent of Award Holder
I witnessed particular growth in my son as I observed him draft, practice, and deliver an address to an audience of three hundred people at the Silver Award Ceremony in Toronto, a challenge he would not have experienced if he was not a participant in this program.Read More
AndreaParent of Award Holder
[My son] is disabled and I wanted to make sure that the Award would adapt to his needs and challenge him in ways that he is capable of achieving. After speaking with our local award office, I knew that the Award would allow him to achieve the goals he set.Read More