The Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) is a free Canadian national youth program sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces and the civilian Army Cadet League of Canada. Under the authority of the National Defence Act, the program is administered by the Canadian Armed Forces and funded through the Department of National Defence.
The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals and team-members will be tested. The hardcore outdoor-oriented will love the challenge!
The Cadet Program is open to all Canadians from the ages of 12 to 18 regardless of income, race, religion, culture or other socioeconomic factors. The Program embraces Canada’s multiculturalism and offers young Canadians opportunities to interact with youth from other cultures.
The Cadet Program emphasizes key values such as loyalty, professionalism, mutual respect and integrity. Cadets also learn about fair play, teamwork and tolerance through all of their activities.
Staying in school
Cadets are motivated to work hard at school in order to qualify for international exchanges and other rewards. They are taught related skills such as effective speaking and instructional techniques which lead to an increased level of success in school.
Cadets have the option of attending summer training in CTCs across the country. For many cadets, participating in summer training is the highlight of their year. The cadet program offers many summer training opportunities such as,
- Cadet Activity Program (CAP)
- Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Courses
- Cadet Digital Campus
- National Cadet Advisory Council (NCAC)
- Information Technology On-The-Job Training (IT-OJT)
These courses are great ways to make friends for life during experiences you will never forget.
Visits and Exchanges
Along with other Summer Training, the cadet program also offers international exchanges to places such as The United Kingdom and The United States. International exchanges provide the opportunity for the chosen cadets to experience another culture and participate in an allied country’s cadet training program.
Interested in Joining
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