Support for Cadets

The Royal Canadian Legion has a long and valued partnership with Cadets Canada. The Cadets Program fosters youth leadership, citizenship, and volunteerism and promotes Canadian and military values.

Cadets volunteer to help the Legion with the Poppy Campaign, support our Veterans and take active roles in commemorative ceremonies across Canada. These young men and women play a vital role in supporting Legion activities and promoting Remembrance. In return, Legion Branches provide financial support to help them grow. 

In addition to being a major sponsor and supporter of Cadet Corps, Units and Squadrons across the country, the Legion sponsors the Cadet Medal of Excellence which honours outstanding Cadets. Each year, the winning Cadet places a wreath at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on behalf of the Youth of Canada.

The Legion is proud to support Canada's Cadets and recognizes their service by offering all graduating Cadets a one-year free membership in the Legion.

Download the Graduating Cadet Application One Year Free Membership form.