The Air Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.
It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Sea , Army and Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.
Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.
With a wide variety of learning opportunities, cadets gain knowledge in subjects such as aviation, marksmanship, effective speaking, field survival, physical fitness, leadership, music, instructional technique, and more. Cadets will apply their knowledge in practical situations such as leading a small group to accomplish a task, building a shelter to survive, teaching a class, or organizing team sports. With an emphasis on teamwork, cadets learn to work together to accomplish their goals. This naturally earns them mutual respect and lifelong friendships.