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 who attend courses at summer training centres receive a training allocation. Many senior cadets can participate in advanced training opportunities full-time during the summer as instructors or support staff.
Visits and Exchanges
Cadets meet other young adults from across Canada and from foreign countries while participating in annual national and international exchanges.
Interested in Joining
Please complete the below forms. Once complete, please use ‘ENROLL’ button or call the number below for further direction. Please be aware that the office number is only answered on training nights.
If you are unable to print the forms, please use the ‘ENROLL’ button to send an email to the unit staff and you will be contacted with further direction.