The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Young Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 10, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Robert Benjamin Shuert who has been awarded the $5,000.00 Young Citizens Foundation (YCF) Scholarship.

WO2 Shuert, from 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron in Grimsby, Ontario, has consistently displayed a high degree of leadership, responsibility and determination. While maintaining a great academic record, Shuert also coaches junior football and participates in many different bands, including the Hamilton All Star Jazz Concert Band. He has won the Duke of Edinburgh award, the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, and the ANAVETS Cadet Medal of Excellence. Shuert has applied to Lampton College in the hopes of becoming a Millwright Mechanical Technician.

The mission of the Young Citizens Foundation is to assist young Canadians to grow and mature as committed, knowledgeable and contributing Canadian citizens. The Foundation achieves this objective by encouraging young Canadians to participate in development programs operated by nationally recognized organizations such as The Royal Canadian Air Cadets that provide life-learning opportunities for our youth which will significantly influence and benefit their development as committed Canadian citizens.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity Recipient

OTTAWA, ON (July 9, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Zachary Collins who has been awarded the $3,000.00 Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity.

WO2 Collins, from 2 Vandenbos Squadron in Whitby, Ontario, harbours a special love of flying. While maintaining a fantastic academic record, Collins is also a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Toronto. He has completed the Glider scholarship and the Canadian Forces Parachutist Course and has won the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, the Lord Strathcona medal and the Duke of Edinburgh award. Collins plans on attending the University of Waterloo in the hopes of pursuing the Science and Aviation program.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Birchall Scholarship Recipient

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Birchall Scholarship Recipient.

OTTAWA, ON (July 8, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Cameron Kinsella who has been awarded the $9,000.00 Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall and Mrs. Kathleen Birchall Scholarship.

WO1 Kinsella, from 807 Mount Pearl Squadron in Newfoundland, has shown great leadership and determination in all aspects of his life. While maintaining an excellent academic record, in his spare time WO1 Kinsella also volunteers at the local soup kitchen and coaches the special Olympic team. He is a Glider and Power graduate, and has dedicated many hours to the gliding site. In lieu of his tremendous efforts, he was considered the National Scholarship Committee’s top choice for 2019. He has won the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence, the Lord Strathcona Medal, and the Air Force Association Medal.  WO1 Kinsella plans to attend the University of Waterloo to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Director of the Year

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Director of the Year

OTTAWA, ON (June 28, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Thomas Taborowski on his 2019 Director of the Year Award at their 78th Annual General Meeting held on June 15th, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Director of the Year award has been presented annually since 1953 by the Department of National Defense in appreciation for stimulating interest in the Air Cadet Movement.

Thomas has provided exceptional service to the Air Cadet League of Canada as a senior member of the League Costing Working Group, the driving force behind the ACL National Resource Generation Committee and League Industry Partnerships Committee, and a senior vice president of the ACL.  Since enrolling to 246 Canadian Progress Squadron in 1975, he has received the Ontario Provincial Committee -Department of National Defense Power Pilot Scholarship Award and graduated as an Air Cadet Power Pilot from the Civilian Flying School in CFB North Bay. After graduation, Thomas first became a Civilian Instructor and then a Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer in the Royal Canadian Airforce Reserves. Over the next 8 years he volunteered with 818 Downtown Squadron, 166 Bull Dog Squadron and 94 Optimist Squadron. He has worked tirelessly to support the ACL Triple AAA Career Expo and has created countless industry and personal partnerships to the benefit of the ACL.  Outside of Cadets, Thomas is a successful Insurance Broker. His offices are members of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario and he sits on the Executive of the Mississauga Insurance Brokers Association. Through his contacts in the business community, he has generated generous corporate and personal donations for which the ACL is grateful.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Officer of the Year

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 Officer of the Year

OTTAWA, ON (June 26, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Captain Mark Bromley who won the Officer of the Year Award at their 78th Annual General Meeting held on June 15th, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who goes above and beyond their service in support of the Canadian Cadet Organization at the National, Provincial, or Local level.

Captain Mark Bromley has continuously demonstrated the highest standard of excellence as Commanding Officer of 570 Sir Winston Churchill Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.  His leadership has been paramount in the success of the program, and his continued commitment to Cadets has been unprecedented. Among his peers within the North Wing, Mark is a leader who serves with the utmost accountability, responsibility, confidence and maturity. He strives for quality programming, and he demonstrates to everyone the requirement for superior leadership and guidance within the Canadian Cadet Organization.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
T: (613)722-5891
E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

The Air Cadet League of Canada Elects New National President

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Elects New National President

James Hunter.

OTTAWA, ON (June 24, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) recently elected Mr. James (Jim) Hunter, from St. Albert, Alberta, to the position of National President at their 78th Annual General Meeting held on June 15th, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

In his presidential message to League members and guests, Mr. Hunter thanked the members of the National Executive, the Board of Governors, the Provincial Chairs, and the Advisory Council who so generously give of their time and talents in support of the 27,000 Air Cadets across Canada.

A native of Winnipeg, Hunter graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After graduation he pursued a successful career in Canada’s Air Force for more than forty-two years in various capacities, including Honourary Colonel of 15 Wing Moose Jaw. As a pilot, he trained on single engine jets and subsequently flew almost every rotary wing aircraft in the inventory. He served as an operational training unit instructor and qualified flying instructor, personnel and training staff officer, and commanding officer of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. He also served as Wing Commander 15 Wing, Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw. After serving eight years in the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Hunter retired as a Brigadier-General in September of 2006. Between 2008 and 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Regina Airport Authority. He is proud to be an Honourary Snowbird.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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 Force.

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From Left: Mervin Ozirny symbolically handing over his title as President to James Hunter with the gavel.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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E: natasha@aircadetleague.com

 

The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 National Effective Speaking Competition Winner

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The Air Cadet League of Canada Announces 2019 National Effective Speaking Competition Winner

OTTAWA, ON (June 19, 2019) – The Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) congratulates Warrant Officer First Class (WO1) Cameron Kinsella from 807 Mount Pearl Squadron, representing the Newfoundland & Labrador
Provincial Committee, as the winner of the League’s National Effective Speaking Competition held on June 13,
2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

From Left: Master of Ceremonies and 2017 Winner Heather Blake and WO1 Kinsella

WO1 Cameron Kinsella has always strived to become a better leader and make the most of the many opportunities that the Air Cadet Program offers. Since his induction to Squadron 807 in 2013, Cameron has completed General Training, Basic Aviation, Advanced Aviation, the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course, and the Power Pilot Scholarship Course during summer training programs. In his first year with Squadron 807, he became a member of the marksmanship, biathlon, and drill teams. Today his responsibilities include drill team commander, band’s drum major, and a glider familiarization pilot.

Thank you to WestJet, title sponsor of the competition, for providing Cameron and all national finalists from
across Canada with airfare.

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian non-profit community based and volunteer led organization, which in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and our other partners, 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.

From Left: CWO William J. Crawford, WO1 Kinsella, and BGen David Cochrane.

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Natasha Foley, Assistant Communications Officer
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Reminder: Ontario Aerospace Council Scholarships

Are you considering a career in aerospace or are you currently enrolled in aerospace studies? This is a reminder that the Ontario Aerospace Council is offering four scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year including one Women in Aerospace Canada Scholarship! The value of each scholarship is $2,500 and the deadline to apply is May 3, 2019. For more information, please visit the OAC website.

Work Opportunity

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

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Assistant Communications Officer 
Reference No: ACO19-001
Position(s): One (1) Permanent Part Time – Assistant Communications Officer
Term:  Starting May 2019 (22.5 hours/week)

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be one that is highly organized and tech-savvy with a keen attention to detail and will be working with the Communications Officer in coordinating and administering communications, public relations, websites and databases, as well as other administrative duties as required. Flexibility, adaptability, problem-solving, and sound communication skills are key qualities for this position.

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:

  • Maintain and update the national website using WordPress in English and French
  • Write, revise and format various documents and reports in English and French (press releases, letters, brochures, magazine articles, newsletters)
  • Design and update documents containing graphic elements
  • Manage and monitor social medias accounts of the ACLC
  • Participate in meetings on public relations and communications
  • Provide general technical support to members and ACLC staff
  • Daily administrative operations including filing, scanning, mailing
  • Assist with providing logistical and clerical support for our Annual General Meeting and Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Travel within Canada for national events
  • Other duties and projects as required

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience related to the position
  • Post-secondary education in communications, technology or related field
  • Experience using MSOffice, databases, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, in English and French
  • Well organized, self-starter, independent, detail oriented, fast learner
  • Excellent customer service abilities, ability to work in a team
  • Ability to adapt to change, to meet deadlines
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization and/or the cadet program is an asset

Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Employment Status
Permanent Part-Time

Application Deadline
2019-05-13
(Although an application deadline is provided, the Air Cadet League of Canada could make hiring decisions before this date.)

Classification
$17/hr

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 18. 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. No phone calls please.

Work Opportunity

The Air Cadet League of Canada is hiring for a summer position! We are looking for someone aged 15 to 30 to join us as an Administrative Assistant from July to August. For more details including how to apply, please consult the following document.