Ways to Donate

It's Not a Donation. It's an Investment.

By investing in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, you are enabling us to reach our mission that all young people across Canada, no matter their circumstance have the opportunity to participate. Our global non-formal educational framework recognizes and celebrates young peoples’ achievements outside of the classroom. It enables young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture, or access to resources. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.

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How Your Investment Makes an Impact


Social value Generated
In 2021 over $18.9M of Social Value was generated for and through young people completing the Award and Adult volunteers supporting their journey.


Generated due to Improved Mental Health
Of the total social value generated in 2021, $7.7M was due to improved mental health and emotional wellbeing


Generated from Increased Community Engagement
Of the total social value generated in 2021, $7.6M was from increased engagement with charitable and community causes.


Felt Challenged
91% felt challenged as a result of doing the Award


Building Positive Habits
92% of participants plan to continue regular physical activity at least once a week


Giving back
88% of participants feel like they made a difference in their local community

Ways to Invest

Every donation makes a big difference in the lives of young people. Your generous support helps give young people ages 14-24 the opportunity to find their passion, purpose and place in today’s world. There are a number of ways you can invest in the Award and make a positive impact in the lives of young people.

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Widen your impact. Giving through securities enables you to impact the lives of young people, while taking advantage of tax benefits.

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Shape the future of Canada as part of your lasting legacy.

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Make an instant impact by donating online or by mail.