Text Size:


Print Page


Ontario Command signed an accord with the three leagues (Army, Air Force, and Navy) to strengthen and further our relationship with Cadets. Ontario Command has also offered our support to the Junior Canadian Rangers.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branches have been a strong supporter of their local Cadet Units for many years and in turn the Cadets Units have assisted their Branches with Poppy Campaigns and other Remembrance activities. Our Branches are proud that  they  donate approximately $1,000,000.00 to the Cadet Corps in Ontario annually.

Interested in joining a Cadet Corps?
Click on link:   Army  |  Navy  |  Air Force   |   Junior Canadian Rangers

Legions all across Ontario Command, in partnership with local Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Organizations and their sponsors, participate in the Legion Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Medal of Excellence Program. The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Medal of Excellence is awarded annually to the Cadet and/or Junior Canadian Ranger having shown a high degree of participation and leadership in the area of citizenship and in meeting and enhancing the aims and objectives of the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Organization.

The presentation and wearing of this medal is authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff and is based solely on there being a suitably worthy Cadet candidate within the Corps. It is not to be considered a mandatory yearly selection.

Selection Criteria:

  1. The award of the Medal of Excellence and the criteria for selection, is based on recognized national standards, thus ensuring the prestige and significance of the medal are maintained and identified throughout Canada.
  2. Each unit in the Canadian Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Organization is eligible to award one medal per training year, with the award being made only once to an individual Cadet or Junior Canadian Ranger
  3. The Commanding Officers of Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Corps are encouraged to seek the participation of The Royal Canadian Legion in the selection process, where possible, in order to emphasize the citizenship aspect of the award. The Commanding Officer of the Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Corps, in consultation with the Corps Officers and sponsor committee, is the approving authority for the award of the medal.
  4. As an alternative to the selection process outlined above, local organizations up the Regional Cadet or Junior Canadian Ranger level may, with the agreement of all parties concerned with the process, form a centralized representative Selection Committee to consider recommendations of Corps/Squadron Commanding Officers. For example, this centralized selection group might be established at the Regional Cadet or Junior Canadian Rangers Detachment level. This alternative process must be economically and administratively feasible.
  5. The criteria for selection of individual Cadets or Junior Canadian Rangers requires that they have fulfilled the following conditions through three years of Cadet or Junior Canadian Rangers training:
  • have fulfilled all requirements of the corps local headquarters annual mandatory training program and participated in 75% of the optional training;
  • have participated in at least three community service events, in addition to the corps supported programs;
  • must be seen by peers and superiors to exemplify the model Cadet/Junior Canadian Ranger and enhance his/her corps status by:
  1. co-operation with peers and superiors
  2. comradeship
  3. promotion of goodwill and morale within the corps
  4. supporting and assisting corps members
  5. enhancing the image of Cadets/Junior Canadian Rangers in the local community

The corps Commanding Officer seeks the confirmation and recommendations of the various community organizations to which the Cadet/Junior Canadian Ranger has provided volunteer time and assistance, in assessing his/her worthiness for the award. A Cadet's/Junior Canadian Ranger's scholastic record and extracurricular activities at school is also be considered.

Cadet / Junior Canadian Rangers Medal of Excellence Branch Order Form

Ontario Command
89 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, ON, L4G 4C4


Toll Free: 1-888-207-0939
Phone: 905-841-7999
Fax: 905-841-9992
Email: info@on.legion.ca