Navy League Cadets Information for Parents




The Navy League Cadets welcomes boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 for fun, naval themed activities.

This program is independently operated by the Navy League of Canada, with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers across the nation. The Navy League is a civilian organization that aims to help young Canadians learn life skills including citizenship, teamwork and self-discipline. There are more than 3,000 Navy League Cadets active in over 100 communities across Canada.

Most corps (pronounced “core” – that’s what we call each group) meet one evening each week from September to June. Some corps host occasional weekend activities or trips, as well.

The cost of joining the program varies depending on the corps, and many are free. To help fund the program and cover the costs of uniforms, cadets and their parents are required to participate in fundraising activities. Cadet uniforms are provided by The Navy League of Canada. Cadets are required to maintain their uniforms and return them when they leave the program.


Navy League Cadets learn many skills through fun activities, which vary depending on region. These activities can include:

  • Sailing
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Parades
  • First-Aid
  • Water Safety
  • Communications
  • Trips