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Welcome to 1596 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps

You have taken the first step in challenging yourself.  Adventure, physical fitness, teamwork, and team building are some of the things that you can learn and do. If you are looking to expand your horizons and do things you never thought you would do or try, the cadet program is the place to be.  The cadet program is open to all between the age of 12 and 18. There is no cost to join cadets. We are funded by the Government of Canada and supported by the Department of Defence.

The staff tasked with training and teaching are experienced, motivated and skilled commissioned officers. Civilian instructors and volunteers add to the skill base. The safety of the cadets is first and foremost with all activities.

Cadets have opportunities to attend summer camps at various locations in Canada. All cadets do a basic 2 week GT, general training. From there specialty camps run 3 to 4 weeks. Foreign exchanges are there for cadets who demonstrate exceptional skill and motivation within the program. All this is no cost to families.

One of the cornerstones of cadets is citizenship. 1596 is very active in and around the region of Kitchener Waterloo. Assisting with parades and memorials, and as a bonus these activities are counted toward your community involvement hours required for high school.

If your curiosity is peaked, come join us at the armoury located at 350 East Ave. next to the Aud. every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm (1830-2130).    


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

~Theodore Roosevelt



Capt Anita McConkey

Commanding Officer

1596 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps

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1596 has a long history with the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada and is honoured to be affliated with this regiment. For more information about the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, click link here.


The Canadian Cadet Organization is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.  The Cadet program is community-based and it succeeds through strong community support and involvement.  For more information, click link here.




The Army Cadet League of Canada  is the civilian non profit authority governing the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in partnership with the Canadian Forces.  Each province has it's own supporting office.  For more information about the Ontario branch, click link here.



The Department of National Defence is committed to providing a nationwide youth program centered around development of leadership and physical skills.  For more information, click link here.


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