This is an external program and is not managed by the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in Great Britain in 1956 to help young people develop a sense of responsibility in themselves and their community by expanding horizons.
The Award has evolved into one of the most comprehensive individual development, self-training and personal achievement programs in the world.
The Air Cadet Program offers many components that also satisfy the requirements for reaching a certain standard of the Duke of Edinburgh Program, and cadets are highly recommended to take advantage of that.
Visit https://www.dukeofed.org/ for more info and the application form.