Info For Parents

There are no enrollment or registration fees. Basic Activities of the Cadet program are covered. Uniforms and boots are proviedd at no cost. Cadets selected for summer camps attend at no cost.

Cadets are responsible for covering

  • Haircuts, care of their uniform and boots (cleaning and shoe polish),
  • Lunch or snacks during certain activities, and
  • Their share of costs for special social events, such as a move or dance, organized at the local level.

Cadets are expected to participate in fundraising activities.

Are there costs for parents?

Parent are encouraged to participate in fundraising on behalf of the local sponsor and League to cover those costs not covered by the Canadian Forces.

The sponsoring committee may ask for donations to reduce the requirement for fundraising. Such donations may be tax deductible.

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All concerns will be treated with the respect and professionalism you would expect from the Cadet Program.

As parents, you should:

  • Have a contact number for the commanding officer or a member of the staff,
  • Ensure that your child has a number for the senior cadet in their section,
  • Bring concerns to the attention of the commanding officer as soon as possible, and
  • Make and appointment. parade nights are busy and staff may not get a chance to meet with you.

If you leave a telephone message at the unit it may take a week or more to receive a response because cadet instructors work part-time at the unit.

If you are not satisfied with the response from the local corps/squadron staff, contact the Regional Cadet Suppose Unit or Detachment.

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Roles and responsibilities for the Cadet Program are shared locally between the cadet corps/squadron staff (military) and the sponsor/sponsoring committee (civilian).

Cadet corps/squadron staff is comprised of members of the Cadet Instructors Cadre, who are part-time Canadian Forces (CF) officers responsible for all aspects of training and administration at the cadet corps/squadron. Other CF members and civilian instructors may also be members of the local staff.

Sponsor/sponsoring committees are community-level organizations that coordinate community support for Cadets. Their exact make-up varies and can include interested parents, community members, service clubs, town councils and corporations.

They are responsible for providing suitable accommodations for cadet training and activities, promoting the Cadet Program to the community, fundraising and managing funds for activities that the CF foes not financially support.

Local sponsoring committees are chartered but the Navy League, Army Cadet League or Air Cadet League, civilian organizations partnered with the CF.

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The Cadet program is committed to ensuring the safety and security of every cadet and to providing a respectful environment that promotes fair and equal treatment. Harassment in any form is an unacceptable behaviour.

All cadets and adults working with the Cadet Program have the right to be treated with respect and dignity in an environment free of harassment and have the responsibility to treat other the same way.

Each cadet receives training in conflict management skills, including education on their role in preventing harassment in the Cadet Program.

Cadets is not only for youth, but it is also an exciting opportunity for adults to get involved. Perhaps you have some spare time and would like to help out. There are many opportunities.

Become a cadet instructor . Be part of a proud tradition and put your experience and skills to use. No military or cadet experience is required.

Volunteer your time. Any Contribution is welcome, form a few minutes to a few hours. There are always things to do such as filing, car-pooling, fundraising and supervising the cadet canteen.

Speak with the commanding officer or the sponsoring committee chair on how best to contribute and to learn about our screening procedures.

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