The Army Cadet program recognizes and rewards the service of youth in many ways. 

At the local headquarters level, the yearly accomplishments of our cadets is recognized through trophies awarded at the end of the training year at our Annual Ceremonial Review. Cadets may also apply for and be recognized for their hard work and dedication with one of the Medals of Merit shown below.

Army Cadet Service Medal

The Army Cadet League of Canada has created an award which recognizes the continuous meritorious cadet service of at least four years by deserving army cadets. To qualify for this award, a serving cadet must have successfully completed four years of honourable service with no serious infractions, and be recommended by the Cadet Corps Commanding Officer. Furthermore, eligible service is transferable between army cadet corps. Army Cadets are also eligible to receive a bar for the Army Cadet Service Medal for each year of service completed beyond the four year qualifying period.

Cadet Award for Bravery

The Cadet Award for Bravery may be awarded to a cadet who performs an outstanding deed of valour involving risk of life in attempting to save the life or property of others.

Colonel Robert Perron Award

The Colonel Robert Perron Award, (formerly the Major-General W. A. Howard Medal) was established to recognize outstanding Army Cadets and to promote training excellence by senior Army Cadets through a structured assessment of a cadet's overall performance. This award will recognize the top male and female cadet in each province and territory who is at least 15 years of age and has achieved highest results in the Cadet Fitness Assessment between 1 September and 31 March of each year.

Meet with your TrgO to apply for the Perron Award

Legion Medal of Excellence

The purpose of the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence (RCLCME) is to provide recognition for individual endeavor in the area of citizenship in meeting and enhancing the aims and objectives of the cadet organization.  The Royal Canadian Legion sponsors the program.

Lord Strathcona Medal

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, more commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal, is the highest award which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. The medal, Certificate of Merit, and the lapel pin are awarded by the Lord Strathcona Trust.


The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS), as a legacy to its desire to promote excellence and awareness of the Canadian Cadet Organization (CCO), has established the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit). One medal will be awarded to the top cadet, male or female for each summer training course at each Cadet Training Centre even if the cadet has already received the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit for another course.

Order of St. George Medal

The Order of St. George honours Staff Cadets who distinguish themselves in their exemplary contribution at a CTC during the summer training period. To be eligible for consideration, a cadet must meet all requirements of the CTC summer training program, be regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet, be a member in good standing of one of the three cadet organizations, have demonstrated outstanding leadership and compassion for subordinates. Was able, through different leadership techniques to motivate subordinates to do what was required. Thee individual must also have completed three years as a cadet, participated in community service events that the CTC promotes during the summer, demonstrated leadership qualities, and demonstrated instructional abilities.