The aim of the cadet organization is to develop lifelong leadership skills by engaging in active citizenship and community events, physical fitness, and life skills challenges. Cadets is a national organization for youth ages 12-18 and provides exciting opportunities and challenges. The army cadet program is sponsored in partnership with the Department of National Defence and the civilian group of the Army Cadet League of Canada. Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces, nor are there any expectations for them to join the military.
Cadets offer challenges, friendships, and adventure! It is an opportunity to expand your own horizons, contribute to your community and make friends for life.
Several times a year, cadets will participate in a weekend FTX (field training exercise). These weekends involve camping, hiking, abseiling, snowshoeing, wilderness survival, orienteering, food preparation, first aid training, marksmanship, biathlon, team building, and leadership opportunities. Where else can you get to experience such an adventure!!!
Our training year begins on the first Wednesday night in September after the Labour Day long weekend. The first night consists of team-building activities, icebreakers, and some basic information on what you do as a cadet. Our training runs through to the end of June.