Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal (LSM), is the highest award which can be bestowed on a Royal Canadian Army Cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. Lord Strathcona's objectives in establishing his endowment were to:

Five Cadets from the Ottawa Garrison are awarded their LSM by former Minister of Defence, the Hon. David Collenette at the 25th Anniversary Parade on Parliament Hill

To be eligible for consideration, an Army Cadet must:
  1. possess a wide variety of training and experience as a cadet over a period of not less than three years;
  2. be qualified to a superior level of physical fitness:
  3. have attended at least one summer training course of six weeks duration
  4. have qualified with distinction to a training level not below silver star
  5. have met all requirements of their unit's mandatory LHQ training program and attended at least 75% of the scheduled training parades in the year of nomination;
  6. have met all requirements of their unit's optional/support LHQ training program and participated in at least 50% of the scheduled activities in the year of nomination; and
  7. be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.

The medal and accompanying Certificate of Merit are awarded by the Lord Strathcona Trust.

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