Youth Education Officer – Comrade
Shawn Taillon -
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The area that our branch covers is the city limits of the former city of Nepean
Here is a
list of schools that are in our
Legions throughout Canada sponsor youth programs that include sports, cadet
corps, scouts, and leadership training and remembrance activities. It is our aim
to help youth learn an appreciation for teamwork, leadership, duty and most
importantly, remembrance. The branch’s Youth Education program is divided into
Remembrance and Leadership.
The Legion believes educating our youth on the high cost of their freedom is one
of our most important roles in today’s society. We must impress upon young
people who have never known war, that freedom was won at the cost of many lives;
young lives like their own. Our annual poster, literary and essay contests with
a remembrance theme, help focus the attention of the participants on those who
gave all for the freedom we enjoy.
The Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest is part of the Legion's Youth
program. It is meant to foster an understanding of the sacrifices made on our
behalf by many young men and women in World Wars I and II, and the Korean War.
To this day, many brave young men and women put their personal security at risk
in the name of peace and humanity in places like Bosnia, Cyprus, Haiti, East
Timor, Afghanistan, etc.
For many, many years, The Royal Canadian Legion has sponsored the
Literary and Poster Contest that is open to all Canadian school children.
The youths that participate in the contest assist the Legion in one of our
primary goals – fostering the tradition of remembrance amongst Canadians.
For more information of the Remembrance Day Contests,
please click here.
Ontario Command Branches promote youth leadership in many ways.
Through our sponsorship of local cadet organizations, our branches provide
opportunities for youth to learn more about citizenship, about leadership and
about themselves. Through cadet training, young people learn about duty,
personal discipline and take part in activities such as survival training,
sports, citizenship, team building, cadet summer camps and other leadership
building activities. Our branch uses public speaking as a way to promote
Public Speaking Contest
The Public Speaking Contest, part of the Legion's Youth program, is meant to
give young people an opportunity to speak in public. The individual chooses
their own subject matter for the address.
More information on the Public Speaking