About Us

Developing Today’s Youth Into Tomorrow’s Leaders

About the Support Committee

The 557 Support Committee is supervised by The Army Cadet League of Canada Ontario, a registered non-profit youth organization. The committee is comprised of 16 parent and community volunteers tasked with providing suitable accommodations for cadet training and activities, managing Cadet funds, promoting the Cadet Program to the community and fundraising initiatives at the community level to support the Cadets of the 557 Lorne Scots Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.

The Army Cadet Program is a free of charge youth program for boys and girls aged 12 to 18, and is partially funded by the Department of National Defense, however, not all operational and program costs are covered. To maintain a great experience for our Cadets, numerous additional expenses must be covered by our volunteer Support Committee.

Our fundraising goal would enable us to cover the numerous expenses associated with the following activities:

  • Field training equipment and supplies

  • Sports equipment, training and competitions

  • Music training, instruments and competitions

  • Drill team training and competitions

  • Olympic-style marksmanship and biathlon

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

  • Cultural excursions

  • Summer camps

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About the Cadet Program

The Cadet Program is a community-based program open to all youth age 12 to 18. Although the program is expected to be physically and mentally challenging, there will be no artificial barriers developed which preclude participation based on gender, race, culture, religion, education, socioeconomic status or ability.

The Cadet Program contributes 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 youth program offered to youth in underserved communities. All at no cost.

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.

Whether youth stay with the program for many years or for just a few weeks, it is imperative that they remember the experience positively. This may have a lasting impact which will guide their development in future years.

The army cadet program has positively impacted my life.
-Warrant Officer Bautista