Navy League of Canada (The)

Site: National Office

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Description and Services
Description (Service) The Navy League focuses on three key programs:

Maritime Affairs
Concerned with the prosperity of Canada’s agricultural, industrial, and business sectors, in generating economic expansion as facilitated by good marine transportation, maritime safety and protection, and trade facilities, as well as contributing to the assurance that we Canada will always have a relevant and sustainable Navy.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
Youth program delivered in partnership with the Department of National Defence. The program provides opportunities and challenges, development of leadership skills, good citizenship and physical fitness.

Sea Cadets participate in a variety of activities including:
* boating and sailing
* swimming watersports
* camping
* citizenship (parades, community events)
* marksmanship and biathlon
* sports and fitness
* naval knowledge
* leadership training
* local, regional and national competitions

Navy League Cadets
Program is designed to offer activities that are both fun and educational.

Navy League Cadets participate in a variety of activities:
* learn about boating and water safety
* go camping
* participate in parades and community events
* play sports
* learn knot tying, communications and other seamanship skills
* go on citizenship tours and other trips
* some corps offer a music program

Note: While the programs introduce cadets to what the Navy is all about, Cadets are not members of the Canadian Forces and are free to leave the program at any time. There is absolutely no expectation to join the armed forces upon completion of the cadet programs.
Hours National Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meetings Meeting times vary with location, use the corps locator to contact them directly or find meeting times online.
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 9 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
* Sea Cadets 12-18 years old 
* Navy League Cadets 9-12 years old
Application Scholarships: Information on how to apply for the many scholarships offered by the Navy League can be found on the website.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free 1-800-375-6289 (1-800-375-NAVY)
Crisis Phone 613-302-1744
Fax 613-990-8701
Primary Executive Douglas J Thomas, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Name The Navy League of Canada
Legal Name The Navy League of Canada / La Ligue navale du Canada
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
66 Lisgar
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C1
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Intersection Cartier St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Parking Parking meters
Other Details
Established 1895
Funding Federal - National Defence Canada ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119246635 RR0008
Service Categories Youth Military Cadet Programs ~ Federal Government Departments
Resources Website
Accreditation No
Organization Info
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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