Army Cadet League of Canada (Alberta)

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How to Join Cadets

Who can Join?

To join Cadets, the child must …

  • Be 12 to 18 years old.
  • Have permission from Parent/Guardian.

How to Register?

To find out where to register, check under the “Locations” heading, click on the circles to find out information of the Corps located in that area. If you are looking in the Edmonton or Calgary areas, click on the box, click on the magnifier on the bottom right corner and it will show all the Corps locations in that city. You can contact the Corps of your choice or go to the Corps on a Parade night from September to May. Please bring your child’s Alberta Health Care Card and Birth Certificate (or proof of Residency, see below) with you. The Cadet Application and Health Questionnaire must be filled out and signed by the child’s parent or guardian.

Acceptable Proof of Residency

The following are acceptable as proof of residency:

  • a valid Canadian passport;
  • a birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency;
  • any card, visa or permit (work, study, resident, etc.) (with photo) issued by the Canadian government which legally authorizes the person to reside in Canada for an extended period of time; or
  • any identification card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency. No certificates of live birth please.

Who Are Cadets?


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.


Kozar Cup Drill Competition

2018 Kozar Cup Drill Competition

The 2018 Kozar Cup Drill Competition did once again showcase the ACR Competition format 1A and 1B, Silent Drill movements and Free programs (in that order) presented by Army Cadet Corps from across Alberta.


2017 International Expedition to Chile By CWO Clarissa Stoffelsen


I am Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Stoffelsen from 2850 Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Grande Prairie Alberta. When I applied for the expedition to Chile, I was definitely the most excited about hiking through Chile’s mountains.


My Cadet Experience

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I am Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Stoffelsen from 2850 Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Trying to sum up your experience in the cadet program into one article is like trying to run a marathon you haven’t trained for. But here we go.


Your Corps and the League

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The Army Cadet League of Canada, along with the Alberta branch, can assist your Corps with advertising, competitions (such as photo, small bore marksmanship, and drill), grants, bursaries, screening, and recognition of volunteers, cadets, and officers. For details about these and other available programs and services, click the read more link.


Train to be a Cadet Instructor


Officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) are members of the Canadian Forces Reserve whose primary duty is the supervision, administration and training of teenaged youth of the Royal Canadian Sea, Army and Air Cadets in Corps and Squadrons across Canada. Opportunities exist for summer full time employment at any of the Cadet Summer Training Centres located throughout Canada.


Book your next event at Camp Howard


Camp Howard is a rustic camp operated by The Alberta Army Cadet League, Southern Zone.

The Camp is located approximately 80 km. northwest of Cochrane, Alberta, in the Waiparous Creek Forestry Area. The land itself is owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta, and is administered by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.


About this website

This website highlights the Alberta Army Cadet League Branch and provides background information on the structure and activities of the RCAC as well as contact information on all the Corps located in Alberta.

Prospective cadets and/or their parents are invited to contact the Corps in their specific location for more complete information. Corps telephone numbers, contact person, meeting location, e-mail addresses where known, have been provided.

The League may be contacted toll free at 1-866-230-2769.

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League Handbook


Our latest league handbook may now be viewed or downloaded directly on our website.


Policy Manual


Our latest policy manual may now be viewed or downloaded directly on our website.


On-Target Magazine



Download On-Target Magazine (external link)


Our Sponsors

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Our Mandate

The Army Cadet League of Canada is a civilian organization which acts in partnership with the Department of National Defence and individual Corps sponsors, to provide for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Canada. The League has branches in each of the ten provinces and three territories.

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Need Forms?

We have over a dozen useful forms that you can download in PDF format. Everything from financial assistance forms and photo contest submission forms to scholarship applications forms and Honor cadet nomination forms. If you need the form, we have it here. Read more ...