WE ARE BACK TO DANFORTH TECH!
The squadron's temporary relocation to Duke of Connaught has ended and we will be once again, parading at our home for the last 74 years. A heartfelt thanks goes to our friends at Duke of Connaught for providing their spaces for the last few weeks.
Join the Royal Canadian Air Cadets!
What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness?
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets offers a dynamic and engaging program for youth age 12-18. Activities include, aviation, flying, music, sports, leadership, citizenship, and many more rewarding once in a lifetime opportunities for youth.
Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism and citizenship activities.
The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. Cadets have the opportunity to take part in various leadership roles throughout the program. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.
How do I Join?
You will be given an application package (online version below) and a tour of some of our squadron activities. Bring your health card and birth certificate when you arrive and you’ll be on your way to enrolling in Canada’s best youth organization. To ensure a prompt enrollment process, you are strongly encouraged to complete the below application package and bring it with you on your visit to the squadron.
WHO CAN JOIN?
- be a legal resident of Canada;
NOTE: A legal resident of Canada is a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully residing in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment. provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent;
- be at least 12 years of age;
- not have attained 19 years of age;
- normally be in good physical condition;
- not belong to another corps or squadron; and
- be acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
ARE THERE SUMMER CAMPS?
CAN I GET MY PILOT'S LICENSE?
During the year, cadets with a glider license can fly at various cadet gliding centres around the province during weekends, and scholarships are offered to pay for continued flying when some cadets retire. Air cadets is one of the largest youth flight training programs in the world, and in fact, over 60 percent of Canada's airline pilots got their start in Air Cadets.
DO I HAVE TO JOIN THE MILITARY?
To help facilitate processing, please bring with you, either the originals or photocopies of your Gov't ID (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent residence, etc.)
Please note: while it states under the section Documents to Provide, that provincial health insurance is not accepted, it is not accepted as valid ID. It is still required for membership and cadets *must* carry theirs on them at all times. We only need to see the health card for verification of coverage.
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Additionally, a notepad, pen and/or pencil is also really good to have. There's a lot to learn, and we can't expect a new recruit to memorize everything they are told.
Upon arrival, new recruits can proceed to the Parade Square (Danforth Tech's south gym) to fall-in, into Harvard Flight, commanded by our Recruit Flight commander and second-in-command.