Young Canadians ages 12 to 18 can participate in a variety of fun, challenging, and rewarding activities and learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership, and citizenship.
- Interested in space? Now is the chance to learn all about it and Canadian astronauts – most of whom were Air Cadets!
- With aviation being one of the aims of the Air Cadet program, there are many opportunities to advance your knowledge in this field. You may get a chance to get your pilot’s license.
- A combination of cross-country skiing and marksmanship. Tremendous endurance and strength, and skill and precision are required. Show us what you’ve got!
- There are many events throughout the year that focus on giving back to the community.
- With a military-like rank hierarchy, as you progress you are given more roles and responsibilities.
- Olympic-style precision rifle shooting. Sound fun? Every cadet in Canada does it, and you have a chance to represent your squadron at competitions.
Music & Effective Speaking
- Explore your creative side and join the squadron band. You can also compete in the Effective Speaking Competition and improve a valuable life skill: public speaking.
- Physical education for everyone. Most squadrons have a curling team, which competes at the annual provincial competition.
- Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy survival courses and weekend exercises.
How to Join
- Find a Squadron
- Find a squadron near you: http://skacl.ca/squadrons/
- Contact the Squadron
- Contact the selected squadron and attend a regular training night which occurs once a week. The regular training year is September to June, so new registration typically occurs in September. However, cadets may join mid-year.
- Fill out the registration forms. A parent/guardian must sign the forms. Documentation for proof of age and identity is required (e.g. passport, birth certificate, health insurance card, etc.).
- Application for Membership