Our Impact

Young people make positive changes to their lives and communities by participating in the Award. Our impact framework identifies these impacts and how the Award measures up against them.

Our impact measures

  

/_uploads/images/icons/1-Improved_educational_attainment.png   Improved educational attainment

Improving young people's attendance at school and college, their commitment to education and their achievement levels. Outcome for young people: Confidence.

  

/_uploads/images/icons/2-Improved_employability_and_sustainable_livelihoods.png   Improved employability and sustainable livelihoods

Improving young people's employability levels and ability to support themselves financially when they need to do so. Outcome for young people: Ability to manage their feelings.

/_uploads/images/icons/3-Improved_health_and_wellbeing.png    Improved health and well-being

Increasing young people's physical fitness, and their own sense of emotional and mental well-being.​ Outcome for young people: Resilience and determination.

 /_uploads/images/icons/4-Increased_participation_in_civic_life.png   Increased participation in civic life

Increasing young people's involvement in volunteering and community activities, and their participation in the social and political life of their community. Outcome for young people: Building relationships and leadership.

/_uploads/images/icons/5-Social_inclusion.png   Social inclusion

Improving community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities. Outcome for young people: Creativity and adaptability.

/_uploads/images/icons/6-The_environment.png   The environment

Increasing young people's awareness of environmental issues, and involvement in sustainability initiatives. Outcome for young people: Planning and problem-solving.

/_uploads/images/icons/7-Gender_equality_and_the_empowerment_of_women.png   Gender equality and the empowerment of women

Bridging the gender gap and empowering marginalised young women, building their self-worth and enabling them to demonstrate their potential​. Outcome for young people: Civic & intercultural competence.

/_uploads/images/icons/8-Reduction_and_prevention_of_violence.png   Reduction in violence , conflict resolution & peace building

Reducing inter-and intra-group conflict and violence, and building dialogue and co-operation within communities. Outcome for young people: Personal and social well-being.

 

/_uploads/images/icons/9-Reduced_reoffending_rates.png   Reduced reoffending (recidivism) rates

Reducing youth crime and contributing to the reduction of re-offending rates​. Outcome for young people: Communication.

Social inclusion

Improving community integration, acceptance of individual differences, and increasing the access of all young people to development opportunities

Our impact on Canadian youth 


Read about five key issues facing Canadian youth and how The Award is providing tangible solutions to all of them. Young people across the country are growing, learning, exploring, developing, and thriving thanks to The Award and its remarkable program. Here are just some of the numbers that prove The Award does Make a Difference and equips young people for life!

Source - McKinsey Study 2009