Who can join the cadets?
- Have reached their 12th birthday; however, have not reached their 19th Birthday
- Be a Canadian Citizen or have Permanent Residency
- Be able to supply a birth certificate or immigration card as proof of identity
- Be able to supply an Alberta Health Care card
How much does it cost?
The Cadet Program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the civilian Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League of Canada. The civilian sponsor requires local community support to meet its obligations that include accommodations, training aids and equipment and program enhancements not otherwise provided. Parents and cadets are expected to participate in and contribute to fund raising as required by the League’s local sponsoring element.
Do I have to join the Canadian Forces?
Absolutely not! The Cadet Program is a great way to have fun, be challenged and make friends. You also find out more about Canada and develop new skills that will be with you for life, no matter what career you choose.
When is registration taking place?
Registrations can be accepted any Thursday parade night. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY CADETS WHO ENROLL AFTER JANUARY 31 WILL NEED TO COMPLETE LEVEL 1 IN THE NEXT TRAINING YEAR.
Who runs the training for the squadron?
The squadron is run by a team of officers who are members of the CIC (Cadet Instructors Cadre), a special branch of the Canadian Forces Reserve. CIC officers are members of the CF Reserve who are trained specially for working with youth. Often times, these officers are themselves former members of the regular army, or past cadets. In addition, our squadron has several volunteers and civilian instructors who aid in the training and administration of the squadron.