Army Cadet League of Canada (Alberta)

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The Army Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit organization working in partnership with the Canadian Forces to support the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program in promoting and fostering leadership, citizenship, self-reliance, physical fitness, and respect for others in Canadian youth. More information can be found on our National League website at:

The Army Cadet League of Canada – Alberta Branch can assist your Corps in many ways i.e. advertising, competitions (such as Photo, Small Bore Marksmanship and Drill), grants, bursaries, screening, and recognition of volunteers parents/families, cadets, and officers. Our Provincial website can be found at:

ADVERTISING: We are able to assist Corps with advertising (including posters) for recruitment of new Cadets and potential CIC Officers. All questions regarding Advertising should be directed to Mr. Joel Klein at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

VOLUNTEER SCREENING: All volunteers working with Cadets must be properly screened. Our Governor responsible for screening is Mrs. Kara Hughes. If you have questions regarding Volunteer Screening or who needs to be screened, contact Kara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Volunteer Registration Forms are available on our forms page under the Volunteers heading.

VOLUNTEER LETTER FOR SCREENING: This letter can then be taken to the Police to get the Volunteer screening with little or no cost to the volunteer. How to receive this letter can be found on our forms page, under the Volunteers heading.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We can potentially assist Corps, financially, with items not provided by DND. Criteria and applications are available on our forms page, under the heading Financial.

BURSARIES: We offer The Army Cadet League of Canada (Alberta) Bursary to those attending post secondary, accredited educational institutes, whether it is University, College or Trade School. The application deadline is 11 November of the current year and the applications are traditionally reviewed at the November Board of Governors meeting. Criteria and Applications are available on our forms page, under Scholarships & Bursaries. We also have links to other Scholarships and Bursaries that are available through the National League and various Provincial & National Organizations.

PROVINCIAL AWARDS & CONTESTS: The League offers many opportunities to recognize Cadets, CIC Officers, Volunteers, and their many talents. Information is available on our forms page.

  • Capt. Chris Gerbrandt Photo Contest, under Competitions.
  • Honour Cadet, under Medals & Awards.
  • Honour Officer, under Medals & Awards.
  • Col. Lee S. Thompson Award (Volunteer Parent/Family), under Medals & Awards.
  • Kozar Cup Drill Competition, under Competitions.
  • Army Cadet Service Award, under Medals & Awards.

NATIONAL GRANTS & AWARDS: The Army Cadet League of Canada, our National League, also have Awards for Cadets and Grants for Corps. Criteria and applications available on our National website, under Medals and Awards.

  • Walsh Memorial Sword Award (one for all of Canada).
  • Major-General W.A. Howard Awards (one per province and territory).
  • Gerard Buckley Cadet Fund – Corps Financial Assistance.

PERSONAL INSURANCE: Did you know that the League has contracted several policies that cover different aspects of our programme:

  • Accident Insurance (To provide coverage for personal injury or medical; see part 2 for details)
  • Liability Insurance (To protect against third party liability claims or legal action; see part 3 for details)
  • ACLC Directors and Officers Liability Insurance (Association liability; for all duly elected national and branch Governors, Directors and Officers)

It is important to understand the key factor that determines whether a cadet or adult is covered by our insurance policies. The overriding condition is that the activity during which the incident occurred MUST be an authorized cadet activity. Proof may be requested by the insurer that the activity was in fact authorized in accordance with instructions from the responsible military headquarters.

For more information on the League Insurance Coverage, go to our National website, top right corner, click on Insurance. This link will also take you to the Request for Insurance Certificate and the Claim Form. To access the Insurance Booklet go to reference Policy 4

CONTENTS INSURANCE FOR ALL CORPS: Alberta is pleased to have $25,000 Contents Insurance, for Non-Public items, for each Army Cadet Corps in the province, at no cost to the Corps. If the Corps requires more insurance, it is offered by the vendor at a nominal charge to the Corps.

Have you sent in your Corps inventory sheet of Non-Public items to the Provincial Treasurer? Worksheets available for same on our forms page, under the Financial heading.

Check us out and see what the League can do for your Cadets and your Corps!