New Recruits - Green Stars


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. 

- Lao Tzu

How to Join
Join Army Cadets – learn, experience and have fun! 
To Join Army Cadets, you should:
  • be 12 to 18 years old; and
  • be interested in the Army Cadet Program; and
  • have Parent/Guardian permission.
The necessary forms can be provided when you arrive.  But it will help if you fill out the application form before you arrive at the corps.
All recruits must bring the following documents.
Proof of medical insurance or a health card (see below)
  • Provincial or Territorial health insurance card (Manitoba health card); or
  • private insurance (ie. Blue Cross) card.
Proof of age documentation (see below)
  • A birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency; or
  • A 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
  • No certificates of live birth, please.
Government Issued Photo Identification (only 1 required)
  • A valid Canadian passport;
  • A Manitoba Identification Card/Enhanced Identification Card;
  • A drivers licence or enhanced licence; or
  • Any identification card (with a photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government.
Due to the CV19 pandemic, all corps parades will be virtual between 6:30 pm and 800pm on Thursday nights.
Come into the Minto Armory 969 St. Matthews Ave. room 26 downstairs between 6:30 pm and 800pm on Thursday nights. Our Administration officer will be pleased to meet you.

What is the aim of the Canadian Cadet Organization?


The aim of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets is "to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promote physical fitness; and stimulate the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces 

What is the Canadian Cadet Organization?


The Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO) is a partnership between the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Navy, Army and Air Cadet Leagues of Canada, and local communities.

Cadets are supervised by members of the CAF in the Cadet Organizations and Administration Training Service (COATS) most of whom are among the 7,500 members of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), a branch within the Reserve Force of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The primary duty of COATS members is the safety, supervision, administration and training of cadets. Its members are specially trained part-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces who dedicate their spare time to the development of Canada’s youth.

The CIC is a personnel branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, belonging to a sub-component of the Reserve Force called the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS).