What is the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps?
The Sea Cadet program provides an opportunity to participate in community events, parades, as well as marksmanship, drill, seamanship, military band, first aid, sailing, small craft operation, and sports events. Participation in the program also provides a platform towards the development of skills that can promote future community leaders.
Sea Cadets are sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League of Canada. We continue to grow in numbers through ongoing recruitment and are always looking for young people who want to learn about the sea and want a challenge. We operate with a qualified staff of CIC Officers, Civilian Volunteer instructors, and are co-sponsored by our Navy League of Canada Branch committee and the Dept of National Defence (DND).
The aim of the Sea Cadet program is to develop in our youth, high level leadership and citizenship standards, the promotion of physical fitness, and stimulate an interest in Royal Canadian Navy and International Maritime environments.
Former noteworthy Sea Cadets include comedian Rick Mercer, and astronaut Mark Garneau. Today, there are more than 40,000 Sea Cadets across Canada!