National Partnerships That Are Impacting Young People Across Canada
Since 2019 The RBC Foundation has partnered with the Award through it's Future Launch Initiative. Together this partnership is removing barriers to young people to participate in the Award and is supporting the establishment of building a network of adult mentors who guide and mentor young people. Together RBC and the Award are ensuring all young people have the opportunity to discover their infinite potential and become world ready.
Since 2018, Scotiabank has been supporting the work of the Award to ensure all young people are equipped to succeed in life. In 2021, we co-created a partnership that will extend the reach and expand the access of the Award to Newcomer communities across Western Canada. Together this partnership will provide young people who are new to Canada the opportunity to connect with their community.
BMO has been investing in the Award since 1963. In 2021 we cocreated a partnership that will expand the accesss and extend the reach of the Award to BIPOC communities across Canada. Together this partnership will remove barriers to inclusion.
In 2023, the Award Canada joined forces with the McCall MacBain Foundation to launch the Changing Lives Activity Scholarship Fund. Supported by McCall MacBain, this collaborative effort is geared towards dismantling financial barriers that young people may encounter while engaging in Award activities, mirroring our commitment to fostering opportunities for the youth.
Partnerships That Are Impacting Young People in Local Communities
Philip CrawleyPublisher & CEO - The Globe and Mail
I remain deeply impressed by the quality and accomplishments of Award participants. There is no doubt that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award continues to make a significant impact on the youth of our country.Read More
Anthony Von MandlFounder – Mission Hill Family Estate
As a business leader, you have a responsibility to give back to the community. The Award opens doors for the corporate community and serves as a bridge to connect in a meaningful way. Our involvement in The Award means we are able to make a positive contribution by helping to improve the lives of young people in local communities in which our employees live and work.Read More
Anthony GrahamVice Chairman and Director of Wittington Investments Ltd. and Chairman and Director of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust
The Duke of Ed cannot only be life-building but life-changing.
Erin MaitlandTeacher and Camp Coordinator for TCDSB
The Duke of Ed gave me the skills to succeed academically and professionally. I learned how to persevere, be dedicated, be flexible and step outside my comfort zone. It made me a person who loves and lives for helping others, helping me become the best tescher I can be. Due to the Duke of Ed, I will be a teacher that knows and instills that not all learning happens within the classroom.Read More
Hunter MacdonaldCEO of Tutela Technologies
I believe the Duke of Ed provides great preparation for young people pursuing careers. I have seen this first-hand from one of our previous co-op students who achieved her Gold level. She fit well with our organization, and her passion to give back to the community impressed me.Read More
Bob QuartermainFormer Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Pretium Resources Inc
The discipline and commitment that The Award instilled in me in 1973 has continued throughout my life. It has been important in shaping the manner in which I operate in business and interact with my family, friends and coworkers. I’ve been fortunate that throughout my career I have been successful both professionally and financially and that has provided me with the capacity to give back. It is appropriate that I am able now to give back to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as the organization had a positive impact on my youth developmentRead More