Rights and Responsibilities

Every member of the cadet program has certain rights and responsibilities. These apply to all cadets irregardless of position or rank. If you feel like your rights are not being respected, please bring it up the chain of command (or if necessary, talk directly to the Unit Cadet Conflict Management Officer – currently Capt. Burgess). Remember that as a cadet you also have the below responsibilities in addition to your rights.


As a cadet, I have the right to:

  • be treated fairly and with respect
  • belong
  • feel safe
  • be included
  • learn
  • seek help
  • be heard
  • make decisions
  • be protected from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, along with any and all forms of harassment
  • use the law
  • say “NO” to unwelcome behaviour

As a cadet, I have the responsibility to:

  • treat others fairly and with respect
  • not exclude anyone
  • help protect others
  • respect personal boundaries; honour “No’s”
  • tell the truth
  • listen
  • not dominate others
  • not misuse my power
  • control my anger
  • not harass anyone
  • not abuse anyone
  • get help if I need it

Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868

DND / CF Harassment Help Line: 1 (800) 290-1019