Q: Who can join army cadets?
A: To join army cadets, you must be at least twelve. You must have parent/guardian permission and legally reside in Canada.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: There are no membership fees. Even the uniform is issued free of charge.
Q: Can cadets be used as academic credit?
A: Yes. Cadets may receive up to 12 academic credits for a wide range of cadet qualifications.
ABOUT THE STAFF
Q: Who trains the cadets at the corps?
A: CIC Officers, adult volunteers, and senior cadets.
Q: What is the CIC?
A: The Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) is a component of the Canadian Forces Reserves. CIC Officers are CF members who receive training as youth development officers.
Q: How are adult staff selected?
A: All officers and volunteers are screened through the RCMP before they can work with youth.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Q: Am I required to join the Canadian Forces after cadets?
A: There is no obligation to join the Canadian Forces.
Q: What extra activities are available through 1726 RCACC?
A: We have a marksmanship program as well as First Aid program.
Q: What about summer camps?
A: All cadets can apply to attend summer training. There are many courses to choose from that range from 2 to 6 weeks in duration. You can apply for courses that specialize in band, marksmanship, expedition, drill and ceremonial, leadership, or fitness.
Q: Are there travel opportunities?
A: Yes. Cadets can apply for international exchanges. Every summer, army cadets from across Canada travel to Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, and many other countries.
Q: Are there employment opportunities?
A: Yes. Senior cadets and adult staff may be employed at summer training centers in as instructors and supervisors. If you have additional questions, feel free contact us.