Who can join?
To join Air Cadets, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must be a legal resident of Canada;
Provide proof of provincial/territorial health insurance of equivalent;
Be at least 12 years of age;
Be less than 19 years of age;
Not belong to any other Cadet corps or Squadron;
Be interested in the Cadet Program;
Have Parent/Guardian permission; and
Be acceptable to the Commanding Officer of the Squadron.
What does it cost?
There are very few costs to join and participate in the Air Cadet program. Cadet uniforms and nearly all cadet activities are provided at no additional cost to the cadets, including 1, 2, 4, and 7-week summer training camps. In fact, cadets selected for summer training are paid a $60/week training bonus while at summer camps! Senior cadets may also be selected for summer employment opportunities at Cadet Training Centers (CTC) and Cadet Activity Programs (CAP).
SSC donations can be made by cash, cheque or through e-transfer to Treasurer@909peregrine.ca. In order to keep the costs as low as possible there is an expectation of participation (by both cadets and parents volunteers) in fundraising activities.
909 Peregrine Squadron hosts recruiting nights in early September. If you are shy and want to join with the greatest number of youth, September and January are your best months to join as there will likely be other youth equally as shy and new. However, we accept recruits at any point from September to April. If you want to come check us out, we parade weekly on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-9:30pm, please contact us via the site contact form(link) to let us know you'll be coming by.
Please note: If you are interested in attending a summer camp or want to progress to the next proficiency level the following year – you will need to join NO LATER THAN December 31.
Now that you are ready to join Air Cadets, you will need to come and visit our Squadron to join.
You will also need to complete the online application form linked below: (Unit name is 909 Peregrine, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron)
(If you require assistance, feel free to reach out to email@example.com - you can even arrange an in-person appointment with a staff member on Thursday parade nights. It is recommended to use the online tool but if needed - a print version can be downloaded here)
You will need to provide us with photocopies (front and back) of your health insurance card and birth certificate to start your Cadet Personnel Record. Your Cadet Personnel Record is stored safely and securely at the Squadron.
Access to Cadet Personnel Records is restricted to those individuals authorized in writing by the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet Squadron pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act. Cadets/parents/legal guardians shall have access to the cadet’s file by asking the CO or the Administration Officer of the Squadron.
Cadet Personnel Records are kept until the date at which the cadet reaches the age of twenty-five. The files may only be destroyed at that time in accordance with the Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) on the Management of Recorded Information and the Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Government Information.
Upon joining you will need to bring a few things with you which include:
Proof of age: (only 1 of the below-listed documents is required)
a valid Canadian passport;
a birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency;
any card, visa or permit (work, study, resident, etc.) (with photo) issued by the Canadian government which legally authorizes the person to reside in Canada for an extended period of time;
any identification card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency. No certificates of live birth, please.
Proof of health insurance: (only 1 of the below-listed documents is required)
Provincial or Territorial health insurance card; or
private insurance (e.g. Blue Cross) card.
Now that you have completed all the necessary forms, have the proper documentation and have been accepted for membership – welcome to the Cadet Program!
Experiences that you cannot get anywhere else are about to begin!
We meet weekly on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Green Bay Bible Camp.
Occasionally, we are doing other activities on Thursdays away from Green Bay so it is always best to contact us before coming down, and check the "calendar" tab for upcoming Thursday parade nights. If you're not sure whether you'd like to join us please contact us and you can come to check it out for a night before completing the paperwork.