Promoting National Citizenship & Leadership Development Programs for Canadas Youth

Sea Cadets

sea-cadetRoyal Canadian Sea Cadets learn about the naval and maritime environment by participating in a variety of activities on and off the water.

Sea Cadets specialize in sailing, seamanship, shipboard life, naval communications, power boat handling, boat repair, and marine engineering. Selected senior cadets have the opportunity to attend international exchanges, to sail aboard a Tall Ship or participate in ship deployments aboard Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships.

Additionally, Sea Cadets can compete for a chance to participate in annual sailing regattas!

Sea Cadets also participate in ceremonial events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian naval heritage.

The hands-on activities, exciting challenges and leadership opportunities for Sea Cadets are many. Canada’s motto, A Mari usque ad Mare (“From Sea to Sea“) can be applied to Sea Cadets. With Sea Cadet Corps found all across the country and given Canada’s abundance of water and shoreline, the opportunities are many whether inland or on either coast .You are bound to observe a Sea Cadet making a splash somewhere, from sea to sea!


Sea Cadets participate in…

  • Sailing
  • Nautical activities
  • Naval communications
  • Team sports
  • Shipboard life
  • Tall Ship training

International Exchanges and Cultural Visits

Sea Cadets have the opportunity to participate in International Exchanges and Cultural Visits in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Navy League Appreciation

The Navy League of Canada has recently renewed an agreement with The Young Citizens Foundation to support a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet in their pursuit of post-secondary education by providing an annual scholarship. The Navy League of Canada has had a role in youth development on the national level for over 100 years, and we are proud to call The Young Citizens Foundation a partner in developing Canadian youth.

The Navy League of Canada was established in 1895 to generally promote an interest in maritime affairs throughout Canada. Today, The Navy League of Canada has a presence in 260 communities and our programmes benefit 10,000 young Canadians every year, and we continue to grow.

I look forward to working with these organizations with the aim of instilling leadership in young Canadians, and furthering interest and access to post-secondary education through scholarships. I am certain that our renewed partnership with this organization will greatly benefit our Sea Cadets, as they are Canada’s future.

Earle Corn, MMM, CD
National President
The Navy League of Canada