The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own)

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Email: CHofORecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sep - Jun) - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

The Regiment, as part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, is tasked to train soldiers in the light infantry role for augmentation to the Regular Force and for use in emergencies at home. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) also proudly serve as the city of Ottawa’s official regiment. The Regiment is tasked, as needed, to provide Ceremonial Guards of Honour for visiting dignitaries and for National Ceremonies and events.  Another very active part of the Regimental family is the Cameron Highlanders Pipe and Drums who are regularly tasked in national ceremonial roles, competitions and events in the Ottawa Valley.  The Camerons' perennial home is the Cartier Square Drill Hall built in 1879, located at 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Jackson, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Michael Lever, MMM, CD

Contact Us

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Cartier Square Drill Hall
2 Queen Elizabeth Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K2
Phone: 613-990-6603

Hours of Operations

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings (Sep - Jun): 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Recruiting
1745 Alta Vista Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K6

To book an appointment please email: CHofORecruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta

First-generation Canadian proud to represent the red and white

Thunder Bay, Ontario — For Thunder Bay Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta, wearing the maple leaf on his left arm is a reminder of the freedom and privileges that he enjoys daily in Canada.
May 16, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher is honoured at Blue Jays Stadium

Regimental Sergeant-Major enjoys rare Mother’s Day at ‘home’ with 40,000 strangers

Hamilton, Ontario — Her steadfast commitment to the Army Reserve has often complicated traditional family events, and this is one of the first Mother’s Days that Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher has been able to enjoy with her family.
May 14, 2018

Corporal Rohringer during her deployment on Operation NUNALIVUT 2018

Military musician embraces her soldier skills during Operation NUNALIVUT

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Regardless of the military trade they choose, everyone who joins the Canadian Army (CA) is a soldier first.
May 9, 2018

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Our History

The Regiment traces its history back to 1861 when a number of Militia companies were organized for the defense of Canada during the American Civil War. One of these companies was mobilized during the first Fenian Raid (Irish nationalists) into Canada from the United States in 1866. Later that year, nine independent infantry companies were united to form the 43rd Carleton Battalion of Infantry. In 1867, the 43rd provided the guard of honour for the opening of the first parliament of the newly formed Dominion of Canada. The 43rd Carleton Battalion of Infantry was disbanded in December 1875.

On 5 August 1881, the formation of the 43rd Battalion of Infantry was authorized. Almost immediately the unit was converted to rifles and re-designated the 43rd Ottawa and Carleton Battalion of Rifles. Permission was granted in January 1882 for the Regiment to adopt the motto of the City of Ottawa - ADVANCE. This remains the motto of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa and is worn on their badges.

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