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Welcome to 1913 The Ontario Regiment Cadet Corps - Year 77

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 should read our cadet handbook. It will answer many questions that you or your parents may have about training, uniforms, badges, rules etc at any point in your cadet career. 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

Join 1913 Army Cadets starting Sept 11th, 2019

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 any Weds evening during the school year. 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.

OpBlackcat - Garrison Field Training Exercise

Did you know, the first Garrison FTX was in 1995, was also called Operation Blackcat. Field Training Exercises, known as FTX’s are weekend activities conducted outside of the Local Headquarters. The aim of these exercises is to support the regular Tuesday night training to teach outdoor survival skills, land navigation, leadership and radio communications among other things. These classes are part of the mandatory cadet training program at all levels geared to the cadets’ level of skill and experience. Providing this instruction allows practical, experiential learning in an outdoors environment rather than in a boring classroom that is not conducive to learning skills such as these. The key is learning these skills in safe and controlled environment with trained, competent and experienced adult leaders. Exercise blackcat takes place at CFB Borden for all Garrison Units on 25-27 Oct 2019. Cadets can wear their own clothing or FTU's suitable to the environment and the forecasted weather conditions. Field training weekends are highlights of the training year which provide lasting memories while imparting skills, knowledge and experiences in a challenging, safe and fun endeavour.

2019 Barrack Room Dinner with our Change of Command and Change of Regimental Sergeant Major Ceremonies.

Formal dinners originated about 200 years ago, the purpose being the same then as it is now: to afford the opportunity for seniors and juniors to meet on a friendly but formal occasion; and, to enable the officer in command to speak to his officers as a group. The traditional formality of the dinner fosters a fellowship which would be lacking at less formal functions. Cadets will wear C-6, Same as C-1, except that of white collar dress shirt with a black bowtie, replacing the uniform tie. Recruits will wear their designated recruit uniform if not issued one yet. This years dinner will be on 14 Dec 2019 at the Armoury. Cadets will be free and all guests will be approx $20.00 - 30 ea. A dance will follow along with a chance to win many cool prizes like gaming systems etc. The Change of Command Ceremony represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another. The passing of our Corps banner from an outgoing commander to an incoming one ensures that the unit and its cadets/officers is never without official leadership, a continuation of trust, and also signifies an allegiance of cadets to their unit's commander.

General Announcement & Communication Window:




1. General Dates and events with Order of Dress:

16 Sept 19 - Band from 1800-1900 hrs. FTU. Staff and NCO Training 1900-2100 hrs. Dress is FTU

18 Sept 19 - Guest Speaker, Durham Regional Police. Dress is FTU

23 Sept 19 - Band from 1800-1900 Dress FTU. Staff and MASTER Cadets only. 1900-2100 hrs

25 Sept 19 - Green to Silver range night. Dress FTU. Gold+ NCO Training

30 Sept 19 - Electronic Range Trg. Staff and Master Cadets only. Dress Civies

02 Oct 2019 - Commanding Officers Parade, Dress C1.

2. 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: @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. ***

3. Everything is better with friends. Bring a friend down and join 1913 together. We are now   accepting new members. Work together, play together, and excell together. Join today.

4. Check us out on Facebook. 

5. 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.

6. Our Change of Command Ceremony will take place on 14 Dec 2019 at our Barrack Room Dinner. We encourage all our friends and family to attend. Tickets will go on sale for the dinner in the very near future. Captain Pittens CD will assume command of 1913 from Major J. Bell CD. We look forward to sharing this experience with our family and friends.


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

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