Army Cadets is a youth program for both young men and women that are between the ages of 12 and not yet 19 years old, that emphasizes the development of leadership skills, participation in local community service, greater fitness levels and an understanding of the Canadian Forces as an organization.
There is NO cost to the cadet to participate in this program. Uniforms, daytime and overnight activities as well as summer camp are provided free of charge. Plus there are no weekly dues required.
This locally based program provides the opportunity for youth from Oakville, Bronte, Burlington, and West Mississauga to participate in both challenging and exciting activities. Army Cadets is the oldest and one of the largest youth programs in Canada with a focus on outdoor adventure activities. Participation in Army Cadets will generate all of the required High School community service volunteer hours and is a great way for young people to make new friends.
The Army Cadet program is supervised by Reserve members of the Canadian Forces, specifically from the Cadet Instructor’s Cadre (CIC).
Those interested can join anytime. We encourage you to drop by on a parade night. We are based out of the Oakville Armoury, 90 Thomas Street. We parade on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm, from September to the end of June. Or just simply call us for more information: (905) 901-4616 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Youth participants in the Army Cadets remain civilians throughout their involvement in the program and there is no obligation or expectation to join the military at any time.