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 this opportunity.
We offer a framework that seamlessly weaves into the fabric of what you do on a daily basis. The Award wants to be the partner of choice with youth groups across the country. Together we can enrich the lives of young people in Canada even more.
Who are Award Leaders?
An Award Leader is an adult who works or volunteers with youth as part of a larger organization, such as a high school, Scouts, Guides, Cadets or Community Center. If you are not associated with an organization that works with youth, you can become a virtual Award Leader where you will digitally connect with and mentor young people through the Award.
The Award Leader’s aim is to help young people access the life-changing Award opportunity and mentor them as they set goals, choose activities, and work towards completing their Award. We provide Award Leaders with training, access to resources and support materials, and staff support to answer questions along the way.
Hear What Other Award Leaders Say
Dave MaynardAward Leader
I see the Duke of Edinburgh programme as an incredible opportunity for personal development for young people that will help them be successful throughout their lives.Read More
Heather AucoinAward Leader
The Award pushes youth out of their comfort zone and encourages them to try new things.
Deanne NielsenAward Leader
Through completing the Award, they develop into community-oriented citizens we want representing our school.Read More
Shannon TongAward Leader
Overseeing the program is incredibly rewarding as a teacher leader. The [Award] challenges students to move out of their comfort zone.Read More
About Being a Volunteer
As a non-profit, charitable organization, the Award relies on volunteers to help us reach young Canadians around the country. Volunteering with the Award allows you to give back to the youth in your community and beyond as part of an internationally recognized youth development platform. To discuss opportunities that exist in your area, please contact the Award Support Centre. If you are ready to start volunteering with the Award, sign up below.
Are you Interested?
To get started on your journey to becoming an Award Leader, please fill out the registration form at the link below.