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Cadet Award for Bravery (CATO 13-16)

The Cadet Award of Bravery may be awarded to a cadet who performs an outstanding deed of valour involving risk of life in attempting to save the life or property of others.

Cadet Certificate of Commendation (CATO 13-16) Recipients:

The Cadet Certificate of Commendation may
be awarded to a cadet for outstanding deeds in
attempting to save the life or property of another

Lord Strathcona Medal (CATO 13-16) Recipients:

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal is the highest award, which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.

Lord Strathcona’s objectives in establishing his endowment were to:

a. encourage the improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of cadets; and

b. foster patriotism in cadets through the acquisition of a good knowledge of military matters.

Keelee Sproule
Paul Zorbas
Megan Lokstet
Samuel Zimmerman
Lily Hadfield

Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence (CATO 13-16) Recipients:

The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded in recognition for individual endeavours in citizenship that meet or enhance the aims and objectives of the cadet movement.

Sarah Orchard
Megan Marshall
Liam Lokstet
Juliana Papaioannou
Uday Shekhawat
Sijun Zhao

Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Cadet Medal of Merit (CATO 13-16) Recipients:

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS), as a legacy to its desire to promote excellence and awareness of the CCO, has established the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Cadet Medal of Merit (ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Merit).

One medal shall be awarded at each CSTC to the top cadet, male or female, for each course listed below:

  •  Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations
  • Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance
  • Advanced Aerospace Course
  • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course
  • Fitness and Sports Instructor Course
  • Survival Instructor Course
  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course
  • Military Band - Advanced Musician Course; and
  • Pipe Band - Advanced Musician Course

The Colonel-Robert-Perron Award (CATO 13-16)

Recognizing and rewarding cadet achievements are essential aspects of youth development. Furthermore, an award related to physical fitness is particularly important considering the related aim and associated participant outcome within the Cadet Program Mandate in CATO 11-03

Air Force Association Medal (CATO 52-08)

The Air Force Association of Canada (AFAC) has established annual awards to be presented to Air cadets for excellence demonstrated on the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS).

One medal shall be awarded to the top cadet, male or female, on both the GPS and the PPS at each of the five Regional Gliding Schools; this means five medals for the GPS and five medals for the PPS for a total of ten medals each year

The following selection criteria shall be used to determine the medal recipients:

a. overall achievement on the course;
b. leadership qualities;
c. dress and deportment;
d. motivation; and
e. cooperation with others.

Dominic Donato

Order of St George Medal

The medal may be awarded only once to any one individual. 
The medal is award upon one recognized national standard. 
Each Cadet Training Centre (CTC) / Enhanced Training Session (ETS) must award this medal annually. 

To be eligible for consideration, a cadet / JCR must meet the following conditions: 

a. meets all requirements of the CTC/ETS summer training programs; 
b. is regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet/JCR; 
c. be a member in good standing of one of the cadet organizations (Sea, Army, Air) or the JCR program; 
d. has demonstrated outstanding leadership and compassion for subordinates. Was able, through different leadership techniques to motivate subordinates to do what was required; 
e. has completed three years as a cadet/JCR; 
f. has participated in community service events that the CTC/ETS promotes during the summer; 
g. has demonstrated leadership qualities; 
h. has demonstrated instructional abilities