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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Army Cadets is Free to join.
Q: Who can join army cadets?
A: Any youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old.
Q: Are army cadets part of the military?
A: Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military.
Q: How often do you meet?
A: We train weekly on Monday from 1830hrs to 2100hrs. Our training year is from September to June, with the exception of holidays
Q: Where do you meet?
A: We meet at the Morrison Artillery Park located at 307 de Niverville Private in the Hunt Club / Riverside Rd Area, directly behind the Days Inn on the corner of Hunt Club Rd and Paul Benoit Blvd
Q: Do you offer summer training or camps?
A: Yes, cadets can decide to attend summer training courses that are between 1-6 weeks long, depending on each specific course
Q: What do army cadets do?
A: Army Cadets who focus on adventure training activities. These fun activities are designed to help youth become more self-confident, to develop leadership skills, to improve their physical fitness and communication skills, and to teach self-discipline through challenging training.
Our unit benefits from the national program and from local initiates. In order to run a program of this quality, it takes a great deal of resources and commitments. The staff of 2317 remains committed to aid your cadet in their success however we have a few expectations of every cadet. These expectations include:
ATTENDING MANDATORY TRAININING ACTIVITIES – it is important for cadets to regularly attend mandatory training activities. Cadets that do not attend parade nights regularly will fall behind in their training and may not be successful. Mandatory training includes weekly parade nights, Field Training exercises and ceremonial parades scheduled throughout the training year.
ATTENDING COMPLIMENTARY TRAINING ACTIVITIES – A number of resources are dedicated to conduct complimentary training activities, therefore Cadets are encouraged to participate in these activities. Complimentary training activities include team training (Biathlon Marksmanship and Orienteering) and additional various training activities scheduled throughout the training year.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES – cadets are expected to take part in fund raising activities such as Tag Day and Poppy Sales. These activities raise funds that allow the corps to plan and implement additional various training activities.
ISSUED UNIFORMS – each cadet will be issued a dress and a field training uniform. It is critical that the cadet takes care of their uniforms, keeps it cleaned and pressed, and returns it to the unit when they leave the Corps or outgrow the uniform. Each cadet is given training on how to look after the uniform. Ask your child to share this information.
ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES – there are permission forms for weekend training, summer training applications, information bulletins, training schedules, etc. This information is sent home for you as well as the cadet. Please ensure that forms are properly completed and returned in a timely manner. We also ask that at you ensure we have the most updated contact information for your cadet including any emergency contact.
COMMUNICATIONS – please ask you child what activities they’re participating in. Parents are encouraged to attend the Corps closing parade, which normally commences around 2045hrs. This is when important information is conveyed verbally to the cadets and parents present. We will also post this information on the Corps website and Calendar as well.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Every cadet is expected to be ready