SQUADRON SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
AIR CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA
(Ontario Provincial Committee)
The Sponsoring Committee works in partnership with squadron staff to ensure the viability of the unit. Their support is intended to compliment the resources available from the Canadian Forces. The responsibility for the sponsoring committee falls to the Air Cadet League as their Supervisory Sponsor. The Squadron is supported through various forms of voluntary personal involvement, financial contributions, the provision of extra activities for the cadets, and other material assistance.
The Sponsoring Committee is often described as the "backbone of the Air Cadet Movement", because one of the real secrets to the success of an Air Cadet Squadron is a well organized and effective Sponsoring Committee.
The Cadet Program is funded by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the civilian Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League of Canada. The civilian sponsor requires local community support to meet its obligations that include accommodations, training aids, equipment and program enhancements not otherwise provided. Parents and Cadets are expected to participate in and contribute to fundraising as required by the League’s local sponsoring element.
The Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces assumes costs (including uniform and travel) for Cadets. Consequently, membership in the Cadet Program provides thousands of Canadian youth with unique opportunities free of charge that they might not otherwise experience — making the Cadet Program a viable option.
SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE
Treasurer: S. Lepp
Secretary: S. Manuel
Fundraising Coordinator: C. Bowerman
Executive Member: B. Petheram