The success of the program is the result of the strong partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada. The Squadron Sponsoring Committee (similar to a school PAC) is faced with finding the funds to provide what is not covered by the DND.
It is our (the SSC) responsibility to ensure administrative costs such as telephone, office supplies and expenses, name tags, insurance, trophies and awards, are covered. We also fund Familiarization Power Flying, training and competition expenses for Marksmanship/Range Team, First Aid Team, Biathlon, and Effective Speaking. The Christmas party, Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR), and other activities are also covered by our squadron's registration fee and fundraising. If the fees will cause financial hardship for your family a suitable payment plan can be arranged. If an exemption is required please contact the Squadron Sponsoring Committee Chairperson who will keep all information confidential.
We are committed to fundraising throughout the year to help offset additional expense to the program. Parents/guardians are very much needed to volunteer towards this effort. Please help out when and where you can. This organization is a positive environment for our children and we must all support the efforts of those involved in making our squadron a success. Additional financial contributions are also welcome and Charitable Donation Tax Deductable Receipt will be issued for all contributions.
The Squadron Sponsoring Committee welcomes you to 893 Beaufort Squadron and hopes you will become an involved member for the good of the Air Cadets. For our Squadron to be a successful organization we need to work together as a team. We encourage you to get involved so that your cadet can benefit from your input!
There is a parenting meeting two times a year (Fall and Spring). It's not mandatory to go but The CO is there and talks about what the training year looks like for the cadets, which is a great time to ask questions! The Sponsoring Committee will discuss up coming events and fundraising. Screened parents can vote!
Becoming a screened member of the SSC does not mean you have to sit on the executive committee, but it does mean that you can if needed or voted in. It also means that you can vote at our larger meetings and have a say in how the SSC raises money, funds the squadron, and more. You will also need to be screened in order to volunteer in the presence of cadets.
Below you will find links to the two documents required. Simply follow the instructions. You will also need to email a jpg photo (headshot with a plain background) so we can make your membership card (send to email@example.com).
The process is usually pretty smooth going, but can sometimes get hung up depending on the number of applications being processed so filling things out sooner than later will help us ensure we have enough people to rely on in the future.
#1 APPLICANT SCREENING AND REGISTRATION APPLICATION
** Please include references’ email addresses so we can email them the questions.
SEND THE COMPLETED DOCUMENTS AND JPG PHOTO TO THE SSC AT firstname.lastname@example.org