Promoting National Citizenship & Leadership Development Programs for Canadas Youth

Army Cadets

army-cadets-at-attentionThe 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!

Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, etc. As they get more experienced, some will be selected for parachuting, white-water rafting and glacier climbing. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders.

Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage. They develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a hierarchical system that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they learn to care for younger cadets.


In addition to their specialty training, Army Cadets may become involved in other exciting activities like competitive Olympic-style marksmanship and biathlon, sports competitions, music training and competitions, cultural outings, volunteer community support, etc.

Canada represents the best playground for teenagers interested in the outdoors. We are the organization of choice for teens and adults interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the planet the way it should be.

National and International Expeditions

Every year, some of our top cadets get a chance to participate in high-level expeditions around the globe. Our destinations in the past few years included Morocco, Australia, Costa Rica, South Korea, Italy, Mont-Blanc, the France/Spain Pyrenees, New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Whatever the destination, cadets will find the ultimate challenge awaiting them!

International Exchanges

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Germany
  • United States of America
  • Australia
  • Everest

and many more…

Royal Canadian Army Cadets Endorsement

The Army Cadet League of Canada is delighted to be able to partner with the Young Citizens Foundation (YCF) to provide an annual post-secondary scholarship to a deserving teenage member of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. The partnership between our two organizations hi-lites the commitment we both have to support young Canadians in a meaningful way as they develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Education and practical experience are the keys to self-confidence and personal development, and the YCF has stepped up to the plate to support young Canadians in a meaningful way as they grapple with the cost of education. Cadets chosen for this scholarship have demonstrated that they can balance the pressures of school curriculum and the rigors of the Cadet Program with other aspects of their lives. Given financial support to continue their education at college or university level there is no doubt they will continue to distinguish themselves, maximize their potential, and ultimately thrive and succeed in business, art, the professions or government. The financial support provided by the Young Citizens Foundation ensures that many young Canadians will have the means to achieve these dreams as they graduate from the Cadet Program and move on to another chapter of their lives.

Robert Gill
Executive Director
The Army Cadet League of Canada
Ottawa, ON