Life After The Award


Congratulations on achieving your Award!

We would like to invite you to join us on the Canadian Award Holders Network. This network is made up of Award Holders from across Canada who want to celebrate achieving the Award, and leverage their success. This platform allows you to: 

  • Connect -  Keep in touch with other Award Holders and the global Award community
  • Explore - Discover local and global networking opportunities and membership benefits
  • Grow - Stay informed about local and global employment, internship and volunteering opportunities.
  • Learn – Join us for exclusive Award Holder events to learn how to leverage your Award 
  • Stay Connected – find ​new opportunities to stay involved with the Award 

By joining the network, you will ​become part of the thriving Global Award Alumni Network with Award Holders across the world. You can link your Award to your LinkedIn profile and use our platform to make important professional connections.  All Award Holders over the age of 18 are welcome.   

Global Award Alumni Network Sign-up

You worked hard for your Award.  Now let your Award work for you! 

Unlike other awards and honors, you didn’t "win" The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.  You earned it.  The Award improved your skills and helped you gain valuable experience. The Award gives you international accreditation for this commitment.  

How can you use your Award to your benefit? 

Adding your Award to your CV and LinkedIn profile will enable you to stand out from the crowd. Including the skills you have developed outside of the classroom will demonstrate to employers that you have the qualities they require. 

Share your Award experiences with employers in interviews

Use your Award experiences to demonstrate to employers how you learned key skills. For example, you most likely developed team working, communication and leadership skills on your Adventurous Journey. You probably improved your patience during your Skill section; taking time to learn something new requires dedication, and you may have even surprised yourself with your ability to problem-solve while carrying out your Service. It’s skills and experiences like these that employers are keen to hear about, so remember to tell them when they ask for examples of how you demonstrate each of these skills and attributes. For more tips on how to talk about your Award experience during an interview, please visit our Shape your Future section. 

Updated ​January 2021