Welcome to the Cadet Program

What if you were told that there was a dynamic, structured youth program that offered Canadian youth a variety of interesting and challenging activities?
What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness?
Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism.

The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers.

What is the Cadet Program?
The Cadet Program is the largest federally-sponsored youth program in Canada that includes the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets. It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the sea, army and air activities of the Canadian Forces.





The aim of the Canadian Cadet Program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness, and stimulate interest in activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.


The development of responsible and caring citizens is one of the most important aspects of the Cadet Program. Throughout the year, cadets participate in citizenship activities in cities and towns across Canada.


Locally, cadets particpate in supporting the Local Legion Poppy fundraiser, Clean up at St. Joesph's at Fleming, and looking after the Veterans section of Little Lake Cemetary.  As well, cadets are involved in many volunteer organizations outside of the cadet program.


You can become a volunteer in your comunity today.  Check out this resource Volunteer Canada to get started.