Welcome to The Ontario Regiment Army Cadets Corps

(Pickering, Ajax, Whitby)


A program for youth between the ages of 12-19, the cadet program offers once in a lifetime opportunities that develop leadership, citizenship, and self-confidence.  


 The Army Cadet Program is a youth organization that focuses on physical activity and the outdoors.

LOCATION:  Pickering  High School  [South Entrance]   [180 Church Street North Ajax, ON L1T 2W7]
DATES/TIMES: Monday Nights     [1830hrs – 2130hrs ] 
INQUIRIES EMAIL:    2525ARMY@CADETS.GC.CA

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THE ONTARIO REGIMENT (RCAC) 

The Ontario Regiment is our affliated unit and helps our cadet unit.  The cadets wear the Ontario Regiment Cap Badge. 

The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) is a Primary Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of 33 Canadian Brigade Group based in downtown Oshawa, Ontario.  

ACTIVITIES IN ARMY CADETS

Expedition

Survival

Sports/Fitness

Map & Compass

Band / Music

Marksmanship

Mountain Biking

Winter Training

Hiking

Foot Drill

Leadership

Biathlon

About the Army Cadet Program

The Army Cadet Program is the oldest of the three cadet programs. It's main focus is on Adventure training. Through challenging outdoor activities such as abseiling, trekking, canoeing, GPS, orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, it helps Army cadets gain valuable life skills that they will carry for the rest of their lives. The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals and team-members will be tested. The hardcore outdoor-oriented will love the challenge!  It's the experience of a lifetime! They will also learn to become outdoor leaders. 

Want to see what the Cadet Expedition Program looks like....Check out this Video Link Cadet Expedition 2016

Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage. They develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a structured environment that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they learn to care for younger cadets.

 

The Royal Canadian Army Cadet training program is divided into five portions: Green Star, Red Star, Silver Star, and Gold Star.

In addition to their specialty training, Army Cadets may become involved in other exciting activities like competitive Olympic-style marksmanship and biathlon, sports competitions, music training and competitions, cultural outings, volunteer community support, etc...

Canada represents the best playground for teenagers interested in the outdoors. We are the organization for teens and adults interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the planet the way it should be.

Weekly Parade Night - When & Where we meet

We meet every Monday night at Pickering High School from 6:30-9:30pm (New cadet registration at 7:15pm). 

Pickering High School is located at 

==> Parents/Guardians are asked to stay with cadets until an Officer has arrived on-site (for each activity)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Cadet program

Q. WHO CAN JOIN CADETS?

A. Cadets is open to all teenagers, ages 12 to 18 inclusive.

Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

A. There is no cost to join cadets and the uniform is supplied on loan. All weekend activities are at no cost and cadets can even get paid for attending summer camp.  Nothing! Army Cadets is government and fundraiser-funded. Uniforms, travel expenses, food, lodging, training etc., is all covered.

Q. HOW OFTEN DO ARMY CADETS TRAIN?

A. Army Cadets train one night per week. Our corps trains on Monday evenings and generally has one weekend activity each month which include day trips and overnight weekend training exercises.

Q. WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO ARMY CADETS GO THROUGH?

A. As an Army Cadet, you will be trained in a variety of subjects such as drill, firearm(Air Riffle) handling, citizenship, and leadership. The Army Cadets program also offers advanced training courses such as exchanges to Germany, the UK, and Scotland, just to name a few, as well as the Regular Force Basic Parachuting course.

Q. WILL I BE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AFTER I HAVE COMPLETED THE CADET PROGRAM?

A. No. However, if you do wish to join, your application will be looked at more favourably as you will have already learned some valuable skills through cadet training.

Q. HOW DO I JOIN?

A. To register/join the cadet program you must Register ONLINE by following the link at the top of the page.  You can drop by to visit and discuss with an officer at the local unit.  However, it all starts with an online registration if you are interested in completing an application.

THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT REPRESENT THE DND OR THE CF AND IS AN “UNOFFICIAL CADET WEBSITE” AS DEFINED IN CATO 11-06

To visit the Official Cadets Canada Website, click on the image below