Calgary Highlanders Cadet Corps Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC)

What if you were told that there was a dynamic, structured youth program that offered Canadian youth a variety of interesting and challenging activities?

What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness?

Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism and citizenship activities.

The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. Cadets have the opportunity to take part in various leadership roles throughout the program. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.

The Calgary Highlanders are proud to have four Cadet Corps associated with the Regiment in and around Calgary. These Cadet Corps are part of our Regimental Family and carry on the traditions of the Calgary Highlanders. A short descriptions of each Cadet Corp and a link to their individual webpage can be found below as well as a link to the Canadian Cadet Program website.

The Regiment provides some funding to each of the Cadet Corps through the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation for items which are not provided by the Department of National Defence.

2137 RCACC Calgary

RCACC 2137 Calgary Highlander Cadets are located at Mewata Armoury in downtown Calgary.  Easy access from all parts of the city both by LRT and high traffic routes. Mewata has an excellent parade square, classrooms, staff offices, and storage spaces for the 2137 Cadet Corps.  Sharing the building with other Cadet Corps and the parent Reserve Army Unit allows unique benefits for the 2137 Cadets and their sister Cadet Corps from Chestermere, Airdrie, and High River.

3125 RCACC Chestermere

The Calgary Highlanders aligned with 3125 RCACC Chestermere in 2004.  This outstanding Cadet Corps has served the City of Chestermere and Calgary and the rural communities centred on Langdon, Strathmore, Conrich, Delacour and Lyalta. 3125 Chestermere Cadets have grown not only in size but in their amazing progress with individual Cadets and the Corp winning many awards.

3016 RCACC Airdrie

3016 Calgary Highlander RCACC Airdrie has been activated since 1986!  Situated north of Calgary in the City of Airdrie, 3016 has produced some fine musicians in their Pipes and Drums and brags that one of their cadets won the top Cadet in Canada! This high standard is shown in the enthusiasm of this Corp supported by the local Royal Canadian Legion, a great Cadet Leadership Staff, and a fantastic Parent Council.  Great citizens and leaders can be taught and provided the opportunities for all youth to succeed.

2383 RCACC High River

RCACC 2383 Calgary Highlanders Cadet based in High River serves the rural communities south of Calgary.  With a fantastic history focused on the Oilfield Cadets of Turner Valley, 2383 has established itself in the larger community of High River to serve Cadets from South Calgary, Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River, Blackie, and the local rural districts. With the support of the Royal Canadian Legion and some outstanding experienced leaders, this growing Cadet Corps is establishing its reputation as one of the best Corps in Western Canada!

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Parent Info

The Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada that includes:

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets;
The Royal Canadian Army Cadets; and
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Sea , Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.

Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

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 and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.

Through the Cadet Program, the Government of Canada is investing in today’s youth and Canada’s future.

The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities.

Awards & Scholarships

There are a number of Awards, Grants and Bursaries available to Army Cadets through the Army Cadet League of Canada (National).

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