The cadet summer training program is designed to augment cadets’ training from their home corps and squadrons. It offers concentrated training in organizational, recreational, career-related, instructional and leadership knowledge to prepare young people for advanced responsibility and leadership roles, through a dynamic learning program infused with a variety of transferable life skills.

An applicant must first be a member in good standing of a local corps or squadron, prior to Jan 1 of the training year in which he or she wishes to attend summer training.

Final selections for summer training are based on individual cadet merit, commanding officers’ recommendations, corps or squadron requirements, nationally-set quotas and available facilities. Competition for the more senior courses tends to be more intense due to the longer course duration and increased expectations of those recommended for training.

The candidate selection process is generally completed by mid-April of the year in which training is delivered. Candidates are advised of their appointments through their chain of command.

For questions or concerns:

Captain David Kennedy
Administration Officer
905-453-2121 x 3891

Summer Training Registration and Load List


Summer Training Application Period is closed.

Summer Training Course Descriptions


Cadet Training Centre Information

Blackdown CTC Brochure
Connaught CTC Brochure

2020 Dates for 2824 C.O.P.S.

General Training – 1 week –  CFB Trenton

  • Serial B (July 13 – July 17)
  • Serial C (July 20 – July 24)
  • Serial D (July 27 – July 31)


Basic Training – 3 weeks – CFB Borden / Connaught

  • Serial B (July 27 – Aug 14)


Instructor courses – 6 weeks – CFB Borden / Connaught

  • July 6 – August 14


Staff Cadet

  • Blackdown – June 29 – August 15
  • Connaught – June 28 – August 15


Leadership & Challenge

  • July 6 – August 14


Army Cadet Voyage through history

  • July 6 – August 14


Maple Leaf Exchange

  • July 1 – August 9

See Training Description Document for further details. (coming soon)

Summer Training Joining Instructions

Please read the common joining instructions as well as those for your specific program and CTC. (coming soon)


Common CTC Joining Instructions Connaught CTC Joining Instructions
Staff Cadet CTC Joining Instructions Blackdown CTC Joining Instructions

For questions or concerns:

Captain David Kennedy
Administration Officer
905-453-2121 x 3891