Army Cadet League of Canada
The Army Cadet League of Canada (ACLC; French: La ligue des cadets de l'Armée du Canada) is the civilian non-profit organization which works with the Department of National Defense (DND) to support the Royal Canadian Army Cadet program. It was founded in 1971 with a branch in every province and one for the northern region. The ACLC consists of several levels from the national council to local support committees.
Badge of the Army Cadet League of Canada
|Motto||HODIE NOBIS CRAS VOBIS (Today, our cause; tomorrow, yours)|
|Formation||1 April 1971|
|Legal status||Non-profit organization|
|Purpose||To support the Royal Canadian Army Cadets|
|Headquarters||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|English and French|
National Executive Director
|Affiliations||Department of National Defense|
Royal Canadian Army Cadets
The Cadet Services of Canada (CS of C) was part of the Army reserve and a member of the Canadian Defense Association, which had a major influence on the cadet movement. With the integration of the armed forces in the 1970s and the already operating Air Cadet League and Navy League, it placed pressure on the army component to create a new league to represent the Army Cadet program and its sponsors. On 1 April 1971, the Army Cadet League of Canada was formed, as a replacement for the Cadet Services of Canada.
It encouraged army cadets to become better Canadians through citizenship and leadership training. The national branch ensures with the help of the provincial and local branches the funding of transportation, accommodations and training not funded by DND, for 450 Canadian army cadet corps.
- Protect the overall interests of the Army Cadet League of Canada.
- Encourage and promote national interest in and support for Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
- Provide and supervise local sponsors.
- Co-ordinate and influence effective support for army cadet corps at all levels.
- Facilitate and recommend the formation of army cadet corps.
- Assist in the recruitment of cadet instructors and cadets.
- Encourage the development of an army cadet program which is adventure-oriented, challenging, consistent with the aims and objectives of the army cadets, and relevant to present society.
- Collect, receive, hold and invest funds and property received from contributions, gifts, grants, subscriptions or legacies, and, subject to the donor's direction, use such funds for the benefit of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
|Name||Years served |
|The Hon. Earl Rowe||1971–1977|
|Sen G. Molgat||1977–1979|
|LCol H.T. Tye, CD (ret'd)||1979–1981|
|Leslie W. Basham||1983–1985|
|Col (ret'd) W.I. Somerville, CD||1985–1988|
|LCol (ret'd) Aubrey J. Halfyard CD||1994–1996|
|Leslie K. Dean||1996–1998|
|Col (ret'd) Doug Ludlow CD||2000–2001|
|H.B. (Gene) Lake||2009-2010|
|BGen (ret'd) D.W. Foster||2010-2015|
|William (Bill) Fletcher||2015–2019|
- "ACLC Main Page". Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- "ACLC FAQ". Army Cadet League of Canada. Archived from the original on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2010.
- "Army Cadet Handbook". Department of National Defense Canada. p. 2 26. Retrieved 3 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2010-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "ACLC Reference Manual" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2010.