FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: IS THIS A MILITARY PROGRAM?
No. The Navy League Cadet program is run independently by the Navy League of Canada, a civilian organization. Meanwhile, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program is run by the Navy League in conjunction with the Department of National Defence. The Sea Cadet program introduces Cadets to the Royal Canadian Navy, but they are not members of the Canadian Forces and are not obligated to enroll at any point.
Q: WHEN DO CORPS MEET?
Most corps meet once a week, but also have weekend activities and fundraising events. Corps may also have a band or other group that meets another evening in the week.
Q: HOW IS THE NAVY LEAGUE CADET PROGRAM FUNDED?
The Navy League Cadet program is funded and operated by the Navy League of Canada, and each Branch is responsible for volunteering and fundraising for its Corps.
Q: HOW IS THE RCSC PROGRAM FUNDED?
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets program is delivered in partnership with the Department of National Defense, which helps with the deliverance of day-to-day operations. However, a large portion of the Sea Cadets funding comes from their own Branch fundraising and volunteering efforts.
Q: WHO IS THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT?
The current National President of the Navy League of Canada is Matt Waterman, a Staff Sergeant at the Victoria Police Department. He has nearly three decades of experience in a diverse policing career, and joined our organization as President in April of 2019. We look forward to having Matt as a leader and mentor here at the Navy League of Canada.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF EACH PROGRAM?
Good question, but we can provide you with an even better answer: both programs are free! The only cost afforded to the cadets and their parents is the time that they will be required to dedicate to volunteering and fundraising.
Q: HOW MANY NAVY LEAGUE DIVISIONS ARE ACROSS CANADA?
There are 15 Divisions with their own respective Presidents across Canada. Division information can be further explored on our Navy League Divisions Page.
Q: HOW DO I SIGN MY CHILD AND/OR YOUTH UP FOR THE PROGRAM?
Simple! All you have to do is contact your local corps expressing interest in the program. All Navy League Cadet and Sea Cadet corps can be discovered under the join tab on their respective sections of our website.
Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, all you have to do is contact the local corps you would like to volunteer with, which can be found under any join section of our website. The application process for volunteers consists of many checks at various levels.
Q: WHY CHOOSE THE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA?
The Navy League of Canada is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, and our main goal is to provide youth with the proper skills and education to prepare them for the seafaring life. In addition to this, all participants in the Cadet programs will develop good citizenship, leadership, and a sense of duty. The programs that we deliver have reached hundreds of communities across Canada, and our organization continues to strive to further our positive impact on Canadian youth.