Happy Holiday Season!

On behalf of the president, the members, the volunteers and the staff of the Air Cadet League of Canada, we would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Our thoughts turn to all of you who are constantly working hard to advanced the Air Cadet program and in this holiday season spirit, we would like to thank you and wish you a great holiday season and a happy new year. May you all enjoy the holiday break and a healthy and successful year 2018!

Please note that the National Office will close the office December 25, 2017 and will reopen January 2, 2018.

In Memoriam: James G. McKeachie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James G. McKeachie on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in West Vancouver, British Columbia. James was President of the Air Cadet League of Canada (1983-1984) and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

New Executive Director – MGen (retd) Pierre Forgues

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Welcomes New National Executive Director

OTTAWA, ON (November 29, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of MGen (retd) Pierre Forgues to the position of Executive Director effective December 11, 2017, replacing outgoing Executive Director, Mrs Sarah Matresky, after seven years of service as Executive Director and 12 years with the League.

I am very honoured to have been selected to join the Air Cadet League of Canada management team.  I look forward to working with League members and our industry and DND partners in the development, deployment, and conduct of a world class youth development program., said the new Executive Director.

MGen (retd) Forgues joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1980 as an Air Weapons Controller in North Bay, ON and retired as the Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, ON, after a career in the Canadian Forces of more than 30 years. He has a well-established track record of leading and managing, and he is dedicated to the mission of promoting the growth and well-being of the organization. He brings to the table a vast experience in strategic planning, fundraising and non-profit management.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Contact:
Anthony Langlois
T: (613) 941-3742
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces New Vice-President

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces New Vice-President

OTTAWA, ON (November 2, 2017) – The Air Cadet League of Canada is pleased to announce that Ms. Hille Viita has accepted the position of Vice-President and will now be part of the organization’s Executive Committee.

This follows the recent departure of Ms. Darlene LaRoche who decided to focus her time and energy to the local level of the organization. She made the following statement: “Being part of the Air Cadet League of Canada has changed my life for the better.  I have learned through participation over many years as a parent, Squadron Sponsoring Committee member, Alberta Provincial Committee member, Governor and now Vice-President of the Air Cadet League, that this organization instills the best principles and characteristics of leadership in not only our air cadets but in our members as well.”

The Air Cadet League of Canada would like to thank her for her many years of service and dedication. Her hard work was greatly appreciated and she will be missed by everyone at the national level.

In addition, Mr. Kevin Robinson, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, has accepted to take over the responsibilities of Chair of the National Communications Committee, left vacant by Ms. LaRoche’s departure.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization which is dedicated to supporting the objectives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, and to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership; promoting physical fitness; and stimulating the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry, including the air element of the Canadian Forces.

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Contact:
Anthony Langlois
T: (613) 941-3742
E: communications@aircadetleague.com

Office Closure

Please note the National Office of the Air Cadet League of Canada will be closed Monday, November 13.

IN MEMORIAM: COLIN COUSENS

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Cousens. Colin was one of the Air Cadet League recipients of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, recipient of the Bob McMeekin Award in 2006 and elected as Life Member of the Ontario Provincial Committee in 2013. Mr. Cousens was a model volunteer, exceptional police and CIC officer and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring! We are looking for someone to join us as an Executive Director starting in October. Please see below for all the details.

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Executive Director     

Reference No: ED17-001

Position(s): FTE Indeterminate

Term:  Starting October 2017 (37.5/hrs/wk)

Job Summary:

The Executive Director (ED) supervises the day to day operations, finances, fundraising initiatives and administration of the League. The ED will serve as the Secretary of the Corporation (Officer) to ensure that all legal and business requirements are met. The Executive Director will maintain strategic links with aviation industry partners and ensure continued partnership with its stakeholders – in particular, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.

The successful candidate will be one who is an experienced, forward-thinking and practical leader with the skills to successfully implement a newly developed strategic plan. They are highly organized with a keen attention to detail.

NOTE: Please submit a cover letter and CV to aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate. Indicate any experience as a cadet if applicable.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day operational management of all aspects of the organization including:
    • Managing finances: budgeting, grant-writing, fiscal management, investments and reporting
    • Managing human resources and overseeing staff including recruiting/releasing, discipline, staff reviews, managing conflicts, maintaining a respectful environment
    • Managing organizational development: supporting the development of a strong Board of Governors; maintaining professional and collaborative board and committee relations
    • Implementing the strategic plan and connection with Mission, Vision and Values
    • Managing a communications plan for all stakeholders including members, volunteers, donors
    • Managing charitable compliance in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency
    • Managing compliance in accordance with the Not for Profit Corporations Act
    • Managing office administration, awards, annual meetings and member services
  • Implementing fundraising/resource generation initiatives to ensure the League’s long-term sustainability
  • Managing insurance portfolios and organizational risk management
  • Developing, recommending, implementing League bylaws, policy and procedure
  • Managing governance relationships and relationships with provincial affiliates
  • Representing the organization with external stakeholders and developing relationships

Qualifications/Requirements include:

The successful applicant holds a College or University degree with five (5) years of management experience, preferably in youth or non-profit organizations.  The ability to work in both official languages is essential. Knowledge of the Cadet program, the general aviation and aerospace community, and the military are definite assets.

Job Location:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Employment Status

Full time indeterminate

Application Deadline

2017-10-20

Classification

Negotiable

About the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL)
The ACL is the non-profit charitable organization and civilian partner working with the Department of National Defence in the delivery of the cadet program to over 25,000 air cadets between the ages of 12 and 19. The ACL has a national office headquartered in Ottawa, 11 provincial and territorial committees, and over 450 local squadrons and are supported by over 6,000 dedicated volunteers.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
aircadetleague.hr@gmail.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview. Please state salary expectations in your cover letter. No phone calls please.