Her Honour, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario attends inaugural Cadets Week ceremony

Saturday, October 1, 2022, Queen’s Park Ontario – a tri-service Cadet Parade of more than 130 Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets from across Ontario attended the event to launch the dedication of the first week of October annually as Ontario Cadet Week. The cadets looked magnificent on parade while Reviewing Officer, Her Honour, Elizabeth Dowdeswell looked on, and later congratulated the cadets on their community efforts, and important contribution to the program and youth development as future leaders of our local communities, province and country.


An Act to proclaim Ontario Cadets Week

Assented to April 11, 2022


Canada has a dynamic cadet program with numerous cadet corps and squadrons across Ontario. The Air Cadet League, Ontario Provincial Committee; the Army Cadet League of Canada (Ontario); and the Navy League of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, provide programs for air, army and sea cadets 12 to 18 years of age. The Navy League of Canada also sponsors the Navy League Cadets, a separate program for youth 9 to 12.

All of the cadet programs assist young people to develop skills that serve them well in their transition to adulthood. Cadet programs focus on physical fitness, leadership, citizenship and teamwork skills, providing experiences not found anywhere else.

Cadets are active members of their communities and make valuable contributions to society on a daily basis. Proclaiming Ontario Cadets Week will honour the outstanding young Canadians whose unique personal and collective development through cadet programs will help them be successful in Canadian society, as well as recognizing those who support the programs directly and indirectly.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Ontario Cadets Week

The week starting on the first Saturday in October in each year is proclaimed as Ontario Cadets Week.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

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3 The short title of this Act is the Ontario Cadets Week Act, 2022.

Images: Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee, 2022.