Champion Giving

It’s not a donation, it’s an investment. 

Explore our four levels of giving to see which fits best with your philanthropic investment aims. Through our champion giving levels, you are investing in Canada’s greatest resource, its young people. 

Centennial Circle  

$225,000 investment over three years  

The Centennial Circle is a small, dedicated group of donors who support and fund core areas of work within the Award. Areas such as IT, quality management, research and evaluation, brand development and awareness help to grow and strengthen the Award’s work. 

To discuss more about the impact you can have as a member of our Centennial Circle please contact us at

“The Award is a superb way to start at the grass roots of character development. The process brings out the best in every individual, whether all three levels are achieved or not. Centennial  Circle membership allows a level of giving that can be the most effective at reaching young people in their formative years.” 

Erica O'Born - The Printing House Centennial Circle Founding Partner 
Participants of the Award during a Forum in 2019

Charter for Business

$150,000 investment over three to six years 

The Charter for Business is a signature corporate giving program that recognizes businesses and individuals who want to champion young Canadians, giving them the opportunity to develop their full potential. By engaging the Canadian business community, the Charter for Business helps expand the Award’s geographical reach and work with at-risk and marginalized young people. Donations at this level allow the Award to create a support network that eliminates financial barriers for young Canadians who need it most. 

To learn more about the impact of the Charter for Business, please contact us at

Today’s young people are tomorrow’s customers and employees. By investing in the Award, Canadian Corporations are investing in the future community leaders of our country.

Anthony Graham – Vice Chair Wittington Investments Ld.

World Ready Champion

$10,000 investment yearly  

World Ready Champion is the newest level of giving and is an investment into the legacy of the Award. This level of giving is undirected and directly impacts young people from across Canada. It enables us to have outreach officers in every province and territory who can bring the Award into all communities, to ensure that all young people regardless of circumstance, gender, ethnicity or ability have the opportunity to discover there is more in them than they think and become world ready. 

Friends of the Award

$1000 investment yearly 

As a friend of the Award, you are joining a group of supporters that help grow the access, reach and impact of the Award across Canada. 

The Award is more relevant today than it has ever been in the past

Peter Melanson – Longtime Award supporter  

More ways to invest

Every donation makes a big difference in the lives of young Canadians. Your generous support helps give young people aged 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.

Stories of inspiration during COVID-19

Across Canada, young people are using their Award to impact and elevate their community during the pandemic. Here are a few of the amazing things young people have accomplished to help others in need.

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