The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T. to help young people develop a sense of responsibility to themselves and to their communities. The Award has become one of the world’s most prestigious youth programs internationally, known as The International Award for Young People.



Assumption Catholic Secondary High School is pleased to provide the opportunity to its student body to participate in this wonderful program. The “Duke of Ed” is an international program operating in over 143 countries around the globe and is a non-competitive program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and habits. Participants benefit through their own effort and develop self-confidence, motivation, and life-long friendships. The Award is about personal challenges and development, and is customized according to a participant’s interests and abilities.

Duke of Edinburgh Participant Information and Registration Brochure

Award Requirements

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award fosters self-discipline, enterprise and perseverance in all young people. The Award involves comprehensive individual development, self-training and personal achievement, and is based upon individual effort and improvement. To earn an award, an individual must undertake a balanced program of activities in four important areas of self-development:
• voluntary community service
• skill development (hobbies)
• physical recreation
• adventurous journey
Any young person between the ages of 14 and 24 can participate in the award program. There are three levels to the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold – each with an increasing degree of commitment.
Within each level there are four sections:
• Service – encourages participants to realize that, as members of a community, they have responsibility to others and that their help is needed.
• Adventurous Journey – develops self-reliance by undertaking an interesting journey of discovery.
• Skills – encourages participants to discover and develop personal interests and social and practical skills.
• Physical Recreation – encourages participation in physical activity and to learn to appreciate physical recreation as an important component of a healthy lifestyle.
For the Gold level, participants must also complete a residential project, which develops social adaptability through involvement with others in a group setting. The project requires participation in activities away from home for at least five days. This element can be completed at any time during the Award Program, but is only submitted for review at the Gold level.

Interested participants should contact:

Mrs. Laferriere –

To sign up and become a member of the Assumption team just follow these click on the link below and follow the instructions
  2. Select your Division as “Ontario”
  3. Select Method of Sign up as “Digitally”


The next screen will pop up with the Right of the Screen asking “Not Registered?” Register a new account as: Award Participant” [Press Register]

The following drop down menus will need to be completed:

International Region – Select Americas
Country – Select Canada
Operating Authority – Select Ontario
Sub – Operating Authority – Select Central Ontario
Award Unit – Select Assumption Catholic Secondary School
And then on the next set of screens you need to provide your personal contact information