Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Vanguard

About Us

We Lead

RCSCC Vanguard is a youth organization jointly sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces and the Navy League of Canada. Through this partnership, RCSCC Vanguard provides training to youth ages 12 through 18 at no cost. The aims of the program are to promote physical fitness, leadership, citizenship and to teach skills and knowledge relevant to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Maritime community.

Empowering Youth to Be a Better Version of Themselves

Our Program


Navy Training

Making a Difference By Making a Sailor

Some of the nautical subjects we teach includes history and the culture of the Royal Canadian Navy, Knots, Bends, Hitches, Blocks and Tackles, Semaphore, Signal Flags, Radio Communication, Boat Operation,  and Pilotage/Chartwork. The skills can be used on a boat to on a large vessel. What's important as well is that the Cadets not only learn about these subjects, but do so as part of a team, then later, learn to instruct these subjects.



"We Lead" is not just our Motto

Cadets get plenty of opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Starting off with having to perform duties by themselves, sometimes with all eyes on them, they will eventually end up leading large groups to achieve objectives.

To foster good citizenship, the Cadets will participate at least in a number of parades and ceremonies recognizing veterans of the Royal Canadian Navy, but will actively work with groups such as the Royal Canadian Legion as part of their Poppy Campaign.


Physical Fitness

Access to Interesting Sports

Aside from an incentive program for Cadets that maintain high levels of Cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility, we offer the training and opportunity to participate in sports that might not otherwise be accessible. Sailing is unique to Sea Cadets, and RCSCC Vanguard has their own boats to continue training when the basic instruction ends. We also sponsor an introduction to SCUBA.

Cadets from RCSCC Vanguard have participated in Orienteering, Biathlon, and Air Rifle Marksmanship as well.



Teamwork Sounds Great

In addition to competing in Marksmanship, Biathlon, Orienteering and Sailing, we also compete in Drill and Band. These military displays highlight what a large group working together can accomplish.

Want to learn more about the extent of our program? Get in touch with us today and swing by for a visit!

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We are Recruiting

E-mail 18sea@cadets.gc.ca to join!

We are looking for new recruits presently and those joining new will become part of our first intake. We will take Cadets from the ages of 12 through 18:

  • Ages 12 through 15 will enter into our Phase training system. The phases are broken up by ages, so new Cadets meet new friends their own age.

  • Ages 16 and up will focus on "on the job" training in Supply, Administration, Regulating, and Training so that they can immediately move to a support role.


Upcoming Events

Take a Look at what events we have planned.

We have training at HMCS York starting in September, both the mandatory training on Tuesday evenings and some weekends, as well optional training. In the summer we will be running a boating program in Ashbridges Bay at our Boating Station.

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416-635-4400 Ext. 6315

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