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Welcome to 1913 The Ontario Regiment Cadet Corps - Year 76

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals andteam-members will be tested. The hard core outdoor-oriented will love the challenge!  Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, Orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, etc. As they get more experienced, some will be selected for parachuting, white-water rafting and glacier climbing. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders. Canada represents the best playground for teenagers interested in the outdoors. We are the organization of choice for teens and adults interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the planet the way it should be.

Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage. They  develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a hierarchical system that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they learn to care for younger cadets. In addition to their specialty training, Army Cadets may become involved in other exciting activities like competitive Olympic-style marksmanship and biathlon, sports competitions, music training and competitions, cultural outings, volunteer community support, etc.

Every year, some of our top cadets get a chance to participate in high-level expeditions around the globe. Destinations  in can include; Morocco, Australia, Costa Rica, South Korea, Italy, Mont-Blanc, the France/Spain Pyrenees, New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador. What about a chance to para jump, out of an Air Plane. Selected Cadets across Canada can complete the four-week Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Basic Parachutist Course offered at CFB Trenton. Watch the Hollywood Jump From the Para Course. or Course Review Here.

The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers. We are the largest federally sponsored youth program in Canada. Whatever the destination, cadets will find the ultimate challenge awaiting them!

The aim of the cadet program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate the interest of youth in sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. The Cadet Program helps them develop self-confidence, self esteem and teamwork. Other benefits may include high school credits, scholarships, and training in public speaking.

Army cadets focus on expeditions, trekking, orienteering and abseiling. Expedition Instructor Course.

The mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to
adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.
The vision of the Cadet Program is a relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the
program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun,
challenging, well-organized and safe activities. We further commit to attain this vision by living shared
Canadian and military values, paying particular attention to:

Every cadet regardless of being or new should read our cadet handbook. It will answer many questions you or your     parents may have about training, uniforms, badges, rules etc. Click the book. You may be surprised on what you find.

Qualities we look for in our cadets

Loyalty, the expression of our collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement to all its members;

Professionalism, the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence;

Mutual Respect, the treatment of others with dignity and equality; and

Integrity, the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty.

Upcoming Main Events are highlighted below with various details or they are listed in the updates window below

Its not too late to join 1913 Army Cadets

Looking to join the best FREE youth organization in the Oshawa area? If that’s the case - come down and join 1913 The Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. Take a look around our website and see what we can offer you. You must be between the ages of 12 and 18. For joining details, click the picture to the Right. We are accepting new recruits.

Please bring your parents. There will be an information session where you can ask questions, see the videos and make a choice if we are for you! Our mission is simple: to develop better youth in citizenship and leadership today for tomorrow's leaders, the promote physical fitness, and to develop in interest in land element. You will learn, serve your community, and advance in rank and do many exciting and challenging outdoor adventures. The benefits of the program are ones that can offer you vast opportunities in your youth and future ambitions into the work force. We look forwarding to meeting you in the very near future. Seize the opportunity now, before you miss these great and awesome chances in life.

Upcoming Sports Competitions

Competition provides motivation to achieve a goal; to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance to overcome challenges; and to understand that hard work and commitment leads to a greater chance of success. Competition teaches us to dig deep and find resources we never knew we had; provides us with the opportunity to think outside the box and explore other ways to succeed. The pressure to win or succeed can often inspire more imaginative thinking and inspires us to develop additional skills. The drive for excellence and victory is just as important as how you played the game. Without healthy competition the concept of a winning attitude and sportsmanship doesn’t exist. 1913 as host on Saturday 02 Mar 2019, units from close and a far will particpate in a cadet tri-service elemental sporting competition. Air, Sea, and Army cadets will participate in DodgeBall, Basketball, Floor Hockey and Tug A War. Cadets are encourage to participate on our optional sports days to be selected to participate in the competition. As their hosts, we will ensure the competition is ready, an established work party in place, and maybe bring home the gold in an event. Good luck to all and good luck 1913. 1913 Proud.

Operation Big Apple - NYC 2019

1913 is going to the big apple, NYC from 16-20 May 2019. This is a trip for selected cadets. Its considered optional training and is not considered mandatory. Final listings for selected cadets will be announced the next parade night after TAGGING, 27 Mar 2019. You will have to decided on this date if you plan to attend or not. Remember, a cadet fee of $200.00 MUST be paid in full if you are planning on attending. Payments are DUE by 03 April 2019 on Commanding Officers parade to the support committee in full. As the time gets closer and closer, cadets continue to work hard and move their status up the merit listing. Remember its about what you do above and beyond your mandatory service for selection. 45 spots will be reserved for past cadets as merit listed. 10 Spots will be reserved for cadets that joined in Sept or after based on the merit list. 55 Cadets will have a chance to attend. We will depart weds night on the 15th and travel over night. 2 days of school will be missed for those cadets attending. We will return on the Monday of the long weekend. Packages will be going out soon, these MUST be completed in full and all cadets MUST have active passports to attend. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, here we come...

Some of the planned sites are noted here

What is merit listing. See here


General Announcement & Communication Window:




1. Order of Dress:

* 20 Feb 19 - C1, Regular Training Night. RSM Walk Off.

* 27 Feb 19 - FTU Range (Green/Red) - Sports gear (Silver/Gold at Cornation PS)

* 06 Mar 19 - C1, Commanding Officers Parade

***Summer Camp Application Here***

Save the Dates:

* Operation Iron Jaw 3 - Tri Service Sports Competition. 02 March 2019.


2. Start Saving, 1913 is going to the Big Apple.

1913 is planning a trip to the Big Apple, NYC. This trip is dependent on several factors still, including fundraising, approvals, etc. A cadet fee for those that are merit listed to attend will apply. The set cost will be $200 per person. It will take place over the May long weekend, 16-21 May 2019. 2 Days of school will be missed. Passports will also be required and you should obtain those now. Please note, not all cadets will be able to attend, 60 people total including selected staff will attend. A spring specific fundraiser event is planned for cadets to have a chance to lower their individual fee cost based on their own results of their sales. This will be above the regular expected fundrasing events as planned.

Some of the planned sites are noted here

What is merit listing. See here



Email Messages... Effective immediately, 1913 will no longer use the email mass groups/distribution system as its too difficult to maintain and update on a regular basis with personal emails changing all the time. Instead we will use a self managed (You) service to deliver email messages by mass to those that sign up. You can subscribe and remove your email at any time. Email messages are important to learn more about events, key messages and detailed information. Please use the following link and follow the process. Your first email may be filtered into other folders such as promotions, subscriptions etc, change it so it goes direct to your inbox. 1913's unit email of will still be used for communication to the Officer staff and questions. Here is the link to our new email message delivery service: HTTP://

4. Get a text message: TEXT NOTIFICATIONS To supplement the current email notification system, we will be implementing the Remind App for quick notifications and updates as we know that for a lot of people a text message is much more convenient and may not have access to DATA or Wifi. This will work great when coming back for an exercise and the bus is an hour late, or cadets in canceled due to weather etc. However, this will not be our primary source of communication such as email and use of our new website. Please subscribe as noted below: Text this message: @1913army to the number(289) 277-0525, To Leave, text: @STOP or @LEAVE to (289) 277-0525 to remove your number from distribution. Communication outreach is very important to us, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions. Replies are not monitored, outgoing notification only. This is for cadets, parents, guardians, staff, drivers etc. ***Note. This will no longer work with rogers customers or subsidiaries, you need to download the remind APP ( to get the text messages. Messages are sent weekly and some times often. ***

5. If you are no longer returning to cadets, please return your uniform ASAP so it can be cleaned and issued to other cadets.


6. Check us out on Facebook. See the contact page of our website.
7. What is the purpose of fundraising events? A fundraising event (also called a fundraiser) is an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause, charity or non-profit organization. 1913 is a not for profit unit. Fundraising is not just a means of raising money, but also a way to promote the message and goals about the cadet program, specifically 1913 Army Cadets. However, gaining funds is obviously important to the continued survival of 1913. Without funds, 1913 simply cannot continue to promote itself or its chosen cause as we have done over the last 75 years of being in our community. All cadets are expected to aid with all fundraising events.


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1913 Ontario Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
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Oshawa, ON L1G 4R9
ph: 905-721-4000 ext. 4061

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