2818 SUPPORT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to assist with..... (stay tuned)
The Army Cadet League is the supervisory sponsor for more than 400 cadet corps across Canada. With the aid of each branch office, the League ensures financial, accommodations and transportation support for programs and services not provided by the Department of National Defence to more than 18,000 Army cadets.
THE ARMY CADET LEAGUE OF CANADA
The Army Cadet League of Canada, a civilian non-profit organization, commits to support the Army Cadets by working in partnership with local communities and the Canadian Forces in the development of policies and methods for achieving the aims and objectives of the Canadian Cadet Movement in general, and the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in particular.
Along with its partnership with DND and its role as supervisory sponsor to the Army Cadet Corps across the country, the League strongly encourages Army Cadets to become better Canadians through the program's citizenship an leadership training.
As a registered charitable organization, the League is supported by donations and a grant from DND. With a minimal operating budget, provided through our partnership with DND, the League employs three full-time staff at the national office and offers its support to the provincial and territorial branches, and to the volunteers involved in the Army Cadets Corps across the country.
Encourage and promote interest in and support for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
Facilitate and recommend the formation of Army Cadet Corps.
Assist in the recruitment of Cadet Instructors and participate in the recruitment of Cadets.
Provide and supervise Local Sponsors.
Ensure that the Army Cadet Program is adventure-oriented, challenging, consistent with our aims and relevant to present society.
Collect, receive, hold and invest funds and property from contributions, gifts, grants, subscriptions or legacies and use such funds, subject to the donor's direction, for the benefit of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
Protect the overall interests of the Army Cadet League of Canada.
Coordinate and influence effective support of Army Cadet Corps at all levels.
2818 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
Membership is open to any person residing in Ontario who is interested in supporting the purpose and objectives of the League.
This includes, but is not limited to, members of the board of directors, members of the Advisory Council, League Liaison Officers and Support Committee Chairs.
The function of the Sponsor and /or Corps Support Committee is not just one of providing financial support but of providing effective support for all corps operations and one of working closely with the Commanding Officer, corps staff and cadets, in order to ensure that the aims and objectives of the Army Cadet program are being achieved.
The primary responsibility of the Sponsor and/or Support Committee is to provide suitable accommodation for the Corps, including offices, lecture rooms and a secure area in which to keep Cadet Corps stores.
The Sponsor and/or Support Committee is also required to assist the Commanding Officer in the recruiting of Cadets and CIC officers for the corps and to publicize the activities of the corps in the community.
Sound, basic organization and good leadership in the formation of a Corps Support Committee, and working in close co-operation with the corps officers are the real secrets to success of an Army Cadet Corps.
Support Committees should form an executive, consisting of the following:
(e) Fundraising Committee
(f) Public Relations Committee
Support Committee Membership
Below are a list of points explaining who can and cannot be a member on the Corps Support Committee:
1. A person must be invited and selected by the committee, by a vote or motion reflected in the minutes of a Support committee meeting. The Support Committee has the right to vote down someone they feel is not suitable to be a member.
2. Representatives of Sponsors are encouraged to be part of the Support Committee as they have a vested interest in how the funds are spent.
3. Community members are also encouraged to be members of the Support committee.
4. Parents are not automatically a member on the Support Committee and should not attend Support Committee meetings unless they are invited to attend as a guest to see if they would like to join. However, they do not have a voice or vote at the meeting until they are approved as a member of the Committee.
5. Paid staff such as CIC Officers and Civilian instructors cannot be members on the Support Committee or League volunteers as this would be a conflict of interest as they cannot serve both the League and DND at the same time.
6. Civilian Volunteers work under the supervision of the CO and are not automatically a member of the Support Committee. However, some Support Committee members are also Civilian Volunteers.
7. Spouses or relatives of the Commanding Officer, should not hold a position of Chairperson or Treasurer on the Support Committee unless there is no one else and then only on a temporary basis until another person can be found to hold that position.
8. All volunteers including members on the Support Committee and Civilian Volunteers must be screened by the League with a photo ID card.