FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Army Cadets?
A: Army Cadets is a youth program funded federally by the Department of National Defence. We are an organization that offers positive opportunities and adventurous activities for Canada's Youth that you won't find anywhere else.
Q: What do Army Cadets do?
A: Army Cadets participate in a variety of opportunities both at home and summer camp that focus on leadership, physical fitness, and Marksmanship. They are offered opportunities to participate in adventurous activities including canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, climbing, hiking, caving, and much much more.
Q: How much does the program cost?
A: Cadets is an absolutely free program. It costs nothing to join, all cadets are provided uniforms for free, and all training is provided free of charge. In fact, you get paid to attend summer training activities!
Q: How do I get a uniform?
A: Uniforms are completely free. Cadets are measured for their uniform shortly after they enroll. A uniform is then provided from our stock or ordered from our supplier Logistik Unicorp and shipped from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. It takes 1-2 months for cadets to receive their first uniform.
Q: How often do cadets meet?
A: Cadets meet once a week on Wednesday evenings from September until June. We also have an optional range practice on Thursday nights at our local Legion for those who wish to be a member of the marksmanship team, or if they just want to learn the skills. From time to time, we also conduct biathlon training on Thursday nights at the same location.
Q: Will my child have to join the military after being a cadet?
A: While there is a focus on military skills such as drill, marksmanship, and outdoor survival, cadets are NOT a part of the Canadian Armed Forces nor are they required to join the military when they are older. As it is funded by the CAF and led by Reserve Force members, the cadet program simply provides adventurous activities and knowledge of the Canadian Armed Forces.