The Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO) help develop skills that will help youth transition into adulthood, from good citizenship, leadership, and a focus on physical fitness.
Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Sea, Army and/or Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces, cadets are also introduced to many other career choices that are available to them. Cadets are also encouraged to apply for a variety of post secondary education Scholarships.
There are no enrolment or registration fees. Basic activities of the Cadet Program are covered. Uniforms and boots are provided at no cost. There is no cost to Cadets selected to attend Summer Training or other local Training opportunities throughout the year.
Parents and cadets are encouraged to participate in fundraising on behalf of our local sponsor (Navy League of Canada, London Branch) to help with costs not covered by the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Cadet Program is committed to ensuring the safety and security of every cadet and to providing a respectful environment that promotes fair and equal treatment. Harassment in any form is unacceptable behaviour. All cadets and adults working with the Cadet Program have the right to be treated with respect and dignity in an environment free of harassment and have the responsibility to treat others the same way. Each cadet receives training in conflict management skills, including education on their role in preventing harassment in the Cadet Program.
Cadets is not only for youth, but it is also an exciting opportunity for adults to get more involved as a Volunteer, as an Instructor or as an Officer within the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC).
- Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours of your time to share, there are always things to do and any amount of help is very much appreciated.
- Our local Branch of the Navy League of Canada are all volunteers with a wide variety of experience and skills. Parents, grandparents, guardians and members of our community are all welcome to join this wonderful group of people in support of our cadets
For more information visit cadets.ca