The League is the supervisory sponsor for more than 400 cadet corps across Canada. With the aid of each branch office, the League ensures financial, accommodations and transportation support for programs and services not provided by the Department of National Defence to more than 18,000 Army cadets.

Formed in 1971

To encourage army cadets to become better Canadians through citizenship and leadership training.



The Army Cadet League of Canada, a civilian nonprofit organization, commits to support the Army Cadets by working in partnership with local communities and the Canadian Forces in the development of policies and methods for achieving the aims and objectives of the Canadian Cadet Movement in general, and the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in particular.


Along with its partnership with DND and its role as supervisory sponsor to the Army Cadet Corps across the country, the League strongly encourages Army Cadets to become better Canadians through the program's citizenship an leadership training.

As a registered charitable organization, the League is supported by donations and a grant from DND.   With a minimal operating budget, provided through our partnership with DND, the League employs three full-time staff at the national office and offers its support to the provincial and territorial branches, and to the volunteers involved in the Army Cadets Corps across the country.

  • Encourage and promote interest in and support for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
  • Facilitate and recommend the formation of Army Cadet Corps.
  • Assist in the recruitment of Cadet Instructors and participate in the recruitment of Cadets.
  • Provide and supervise Local Sponsors.
  • Ensure that the Army Cadet Program is adventure-oriented, challenging, consistent with our aims and relevant to present society.
  • Collect, receive, hold and invest funds and property from contributions, gifts, grants, subscriptions or legacies and use such funds, subject to the donor's direction, for the benefit of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
  • Protect the overall interests of the Army Cadet League of Canada.
  • Coordinate and influence effective support of Army Cadet Corps at all levels.

Officers & Directors of the Corporation

As elected on April 27th, 2019

President                                             Cathy Bach

Executive Vice President                     Ruby Brydges

Vice President Membership               Dan Matthews

Vice President At Large                      Melanie Gilmour

Treasurer                                            Glenda Ouellette

Secretary                                             Robert Gill

Colonel Commandant                         MGen (ret’d) Tim Grant

Past President                                     Bill Fletcher

Solicitor                                               Martin Diegel


VP Newfoundland & Labrador            Mark Osmond

VP Prince Edward Island                     Martin Perry

VP New Brunswick                              Patrick Peterson

VP Nova Scotia                                    Ron Stonier

VP Quebec                                          Gilles Dery

VP Ontario                                          Harry McCabe

VP Manitoba                                       Linda Wall

VP Saskatchewan                                Lyle Johnson

VP Alberta                                           Ed Belanger

VP British Columbia                            Norm Campbell

VP Nunavut                                         Frank May

VP Northwest Territories                   Bud Rhyndress


  • G Buckley (Natl)
  • S Lefrancois (Natl)
  • J Vigneault (Natl)
  • I Wawryk (Natl)
  • P. Butler (NB)
  • R Baxter (NS)
  • J Lord (QC)
  • R Brown (ON)
  • D Marleau (MB)
  • E Matthew (SK)
  • J Dufault (AB)
  • M Johnson (BC)
  • R Pavia (NU)