F. A. Q.


Q:  Who can join army cadets?
A:  To join army cadets, you must be at least twelve.  You must have parent/guardian permission and legally reside in Canada.  

Q:  How much does it cost?
A:  There are no membership fees.  Even the uniform is issued free of charge.

Q:  Can cadets be used as academic credit?
A:  Yes.  Cadets may receive 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:  The Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) is a component of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves.  CIC Officers are CAF members who receive training as youth development officers.

Q:  How are adult staff selected?
A:  All officers and volunteers are screened through the local Police agencies before they can work with youth.  


Q:  Am I required to join the Canadian Armed Forces after cadets?
A:  There is no obligation to join the Canadian Armed Forces.

Q:  What extra activities are available through 2276 PPCLI RCACC?
A:  We currently have a Highland Pipes and Drums, Military Drumline, Expedition Training including Canoeing, Mountain Biking and Snow Shoeing, Marksmanship and Biathlon program and we are also starting a competitive Drill Team and a First Aid Team.

Q:  What about summer camps?
A:  All cadets can apply to attend summer training.  There are many courses to choose from that range from 2 to 6 weeks in duration.  You can apply for courses that specialize in band, marksmanship, expedition, leadership, or fitness.

Q:  Are there travel opportunities?
A:  Yes.  Cadets can apply for international exchanges.  Every summer, army cadets from across Canada travel to Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, and many other countries.

Q:  Are there employment opportunities?
A:  Yes.  Senior cadets and adult staff may be employed at summer training centers in as instructors and supervisors.

If you have additional questions, feel free contact us.  Go to 'Contact Us' at the top of the page for our address and a list of corps staff.