Canadian Officers’ Training Corps

Photo of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps

The Carleton College Contingent of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC) was founded February 25th, 1949 with the intention of providing trained officers ready for use in the event of a national emergency.

Based upon the British equivalent, founded in the United Kingdom in 1908, the Carleton College Contingent was renamed the Carleton University Contingent on June 28th 1957. The Canadian Officers’ Training Corps began in Canada at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec on November 1st 1912. The Carleton Contingent of the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps disbanded on May 31st, 1968.