Ready for change


Supporting young people to be ready.


"...young people today must feel that upon their shoulders lie the accumulated burdens of the ages. Two dramatic discontinuities in the form of the Global Financial Crisis and now COVID-19. Added to the uncertainty of today's technology age,  where work as we know it might well disappear."

Sir Mick Davis, Entrepreneur, Director of Companies and Philanthropist

At a time when demand for support is higher than ever, it can be difficult to know where to invest, to ensure the greatest impact. Supporting young people through the Award is not just an investment in non-formal education today – it develops the foundational skills that young people will carry with them tomorrow and for the rest of their lives.

Your investment enables more young people to have the tools they need to adapt to increasingly rapid change; to play a constructive role in society. We believe the Award framework can be a blueprint for investing in human capital, strengthening resilience, improving employability and entrepreneurship, promoting global prosperity and helping the world’s most vulnerable.

Will you help young people to become ready to face the changing times ahead?

Your donation, whether one-off or regular, can expand the access, reach and impact of the Award to young people.

Would you like to leave a lasting legacy for future generations?

No matter how large or small, a gift in your will can make a lasting impact and help us to achieve our long-term ambition that every young person will have the opportunity to participate in the Award.

Could your company or workplace support us?

We welcome discussions with organisations who may wish to support us financially or pro-bono. We work with companies around the world to achieve our shared ambitions, aligning our brands and furthering our missions.

Could your company deliver the Award in your place of work?

A partnership with us could enable you to deliver the Award in your company and empower younger employees with the universal skills they need to progress within your organisation and further their careers.

Could your company offer internships and volunteering opportunities?

Invest in young Award participants and holders through internships and volunteering opportunities.

Are you interested in supporting or running events?

Provide in-kind support, sponsor our events, or deliver your own to help expand the Award supporter family.

Would the Award activities and projects be eligible for your Trust or Foundation?

If you are a Trust or Foundation, we would like to work with you to understand your specific areas of interest and show the impact we can have together.

Find out more here.

To discuss how you can support the Award and young Canadians, please reach out at development@dukeofed.org

…young people today must feel that upon their shoulders lie the accumulated burdens of the ages. Two dramatic discontinuities in short order in the form of the Global Financial Crisis and now COVID-19 add to the uncertainty of today’s technology age, where work as we know it might well disappear.

Sir Mick Davis, Entrepreneur, Director of Companies and Philanthropist

…young people today must feel that upon their shoulders lie the accumulated burdens of the ages. Two dramatic discontinuities in short order in the form of the Global Financial Crisis and now COVID-19 add to the uncertainty of today’s technology age, where work as we know it might well disappear.

Sir Mick Davis, Entrepreneur, Director of Companies and Philanthropist

…young people today must feel that upon their shoulders lie the accumulated burdens of the ages. Two dramatic discontinuities in short order in the form of the Global Financial Crisis and now COVID-19 add to the uncertainty of today’s technology age, where work as we know it might well disappear.

Sir Mick Davis, Entrepreneur, Director of Companies and Philanthropist

…young people today must feel that upon their shoulders lie the accumulated burdens of the ages. Two dramatic discontinuities in short order in the form of the Global Financial Crisis and now COVID-19 add to the uncertainty of today’s technology age, where work as we know it might well disappear.

Sir Mick Davis, Entrepreneur, Director of Companies and Philanthropist
Updated August 2020