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. It is awarded in recognition of individual endeavors in citizenship which enhance the aims and objectives of the Canadian Cadet movement. Also each year, the Sea, Army and Air cadet leagues choose their respective top cadet.  The winning Cadets act as wreath bearers at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa.

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.