Q: Who can join army cadets?
A: To join army cadets, you must be at least twelve (12) years of age. You must also be either a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The Army Cadet program is Free for all who apply. There are times when small fees are required however we do our best to keep them to a minimum.
Q: Is the uniform also free?
A: Yes, even the uniform is issued free of charge but must be maintained at the cadets expense and returned when it no longer fits or when leaving the program.
Q: Can cadets be used as academic credit?
A: Yes. Cadets may receive up to 12 academic credits for a wide range of cadet qualifications.
Q: Who trains the cadets at the corps?
A: CIC Officers, adult volunteers, and senior cadets.
Q: What is the CIC?
A: All uniformed adults that work with cadets are member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC). The CIC is a component of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves and all CIC Officers are CF members who receive training as youth development officers.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Q: Am I required to join the Canadian Armed Forces after cadets?
A: No, there is no obligation to join the Canadian Armed Forces.
Q: What extra activities are available through 2290 RCACC?
A: We have a music program and a marksmanship program.
Q: Are there travel opportunities?
A: Yes. Cadets can apply for international exchanges. Every summer senior army cadets from across Canada travel to Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, and many other countries.