2317 - 30th Field Artillery Regiment RCACC

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets are recognized as Canada's oldest youth program open to ages 12 to 18 years. The 2317-30th Field Regiment is the one of the oldest cadet corps in Ottawa.

The aim of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets is "to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote physical fitness; and stimulate the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces." The Royal Canadian Army Cadets shares this aim with the Sea and Air Cadets; however, each focuses on its own parent element.

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is a free program that runs during the school year. We teach numerous skills not taught in regular classrooms such as map and compass, survival techniques, and leadership training. Although distinctly operating in a military setting, what is taught easily translates to everyday life and our cadet corps is lucky to have access to a wonderful outdoor and indoor training space as well as excellent instructors all located at 307 De Niverville Private in Ottawa.

Everything from the uniforms and regular training to the field trips, specialized training (marksmanship and biathlon teams) and summer camps are completely free of charge. This is important because it allows all youth access to special opportunities and knowledge regardless of their family budget.

Come join us for fun and friendship while learning about yourself, your community and your country.

We train on Monday nights from 1830-2100 hours along with special events hosted throughout the year.

Please note. All photos on this site, unless otherwise stated, were taken before Covid-19.

Join a FREE youth program for ages 12-18

What does it cost?

  • Registration is free.

  • The uniforms are free.

  • Training is free.

  • and there's more!

Why join?

  • To have fun;

  • To be with their friends or to make new ones;

  • To partake in interesting and unique challenges;

  • To participate in diverse training at no cost;

  • To learn valuable life skills (work and personal);

  • To improve their self-confidence and sense of responsibility;

  • To pursue an interest in the Canadian Armed Forces; and To be part of a program that is both welcoming and nurturing, where they feel included and have a sense of belonging.

About the Cadet Program

  • Invites all Canadian youth aged 12 to 18;

  • Instils Canadian military values;

  • Develops in youth attributes of citizenship, leadership and fitness;

  • Balances safety and challenge; and

  • Leaves a positive life-long impact through a set of positive youth outcomes.

About Cadets

  • Cadets are proud Canadians and proud citizens;

  • Cadets are healthy in mind and body;

  • Cadets contribute to Canada’s future;

  • Cadets seek and appreciate healthy discipline; and

  • Cadets represent Canada in a positive light.

Experiences you can't get anywhere else!