Jeff Needham 

Executive Director

Ontario Division

Jack Mayer

Board Member

Chair, Ski For The Duke Committee

Thank you for considering The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Ski Events as your next marketing-charitable partnership.


Duke of Ed is a global program with the goal of challenging, empowering and recognizing young people between the ages of 14-24.  


The classroom is not the only place to nurture the potential of one of our country’s greatest natural resources – our youth.  


We strive to reach young people in communities across our province to provide a platform that helps them chart their individual lives and equip them with important life skills.  


To accomplish our goals, we need your help. Kindly consider one of our many sponsorship opportunities to join our community and support young people.

As Volunteer Chair of the Ski For The Duke Events, it is an honour to work with an organization that provides the framework for our future leaders to excel and flourish, not only in academia, but also with non formal learning that comes from experiences outside of a classroom. 


Providing our young people with a framework for the Award allows them to set goals and challenges for now – and in their future. 

Having the Duke of Ed Award on their CV gives them an advantage for job opportunities – sets them apart from others.  Our young people need every advantage they can acquire in order to succeed at home, in the business world and in being a contributor to our community.  Your participation within the DoE Ski Events will ensure the continuation of our proven successful Award