New scholarships and reminder

We are pleased to announce 2 new scholarships from our Jazz Aviation partnership for cadet graduates of the Power Pilot program! Air Cadets who are interested in pursuing a career as a commercial pilot can now apply for one of these 2 new education scholarships.

For more details and to apply: ACC65

Deadline for application for Jazz scholarships: June 30

This is also a reminder for cadets to apply to the Young Citizens Foundation, Birchall and Dale scholarships for air cadets graduating from high school at the end of June.

For more details and to apply: ACC64

Deadline for application: April 1

Positive Youth Development and Program Outreach

The Positive Youth Development and Program Outreach is still available to use. It is new selfpaced learning package that is being delivered to all adults working and volunteering in the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Programs.  It is intended to strengthen support for youth and builds adult leader and volunteer capacity to support the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Programs.

All members and volunteers are encouraged to complete this learning package. We thank you in advance for your participation.

You can access the PYDPO tool by clicking here.

2017 Post-Secondary Scholarship Awards

The Young Citizens Foundation, Birchall and Dale are again offering scholarship to air cadets graduating from high school at the end of June.
Deadline for application: April 1, 2017
For more information and to apply : ACC64
NOTE: Additional scholarships will be available shortly so stay tuned for more information on those new scholarships!

Canada 150&Me

Experiences Canada 150&Me is a national competition for 14-19 years olds! Answer the question “What is Canada’s greatest challenge or opportunity facing your generation?” and win a trip to Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg or Vancouver for a week-long visit full of adventure, cultural experiences and community activities. Meet like-minded youth from across Canada and forge new friendships. Check out
for details.

Deadline is February 14th.

Happy Holidays!

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 and safe holiday season. As we embark on a new year, let us reflect on our last year of celebrating 75 years of successful youth development program. 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 2017!

Please note that the National Office will close the office December 26, 2016 and will reopen January 2, 2017.

Grant presentation from the Intact Foundation

The Air Cadet League is the proud recipient of a Grant from the Intact Foundation in support of the work the league does and continues to do in the leadership and citizenship programs for youth offered through the Air Cadet Program in communities all across Canada. The Air Cadet Leagues Grant application was supported by Expo Insurance Brokers of Mississauga, Ontario through the Intact foundation as a brokerage office who represents Intact Insurance Co. The Foundation provides donations and community investment funding only to registered charitable organizations in Canada.

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Photo one – (Left to Right) Josh Stewart Intact Mississauga Branch Director, Stan Maslev Intact Business Development Manager, Mr. Thomas Taborowski Principle Broker Expo Insurance Brokers, Mr. Scott Lawson Special Projects Air Cadet League, Mr. Don Berrill C.D.  National President Air Cadet League of Canada.

Photo two – Thank You Gift From Mr. Don Berrill C.D. President of the Air Cadet League to Josh Stewart Branch Director, framed photo taken from space by Canadian Astronaut (former Air Cadet) Chris Hadfield while commander of the International space station.

Photo 3 – Mr. Roberto Rei Vice President Intact Insurance, getting ready to take his glider flight in an Air Cadet League of Canada Glider in a community appreciation day held in Thorold Ontario.

Jazz and Air Cadet League of Canada Sign Pilot Pathway Agreement

HALIFAX, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Air Cadet League of Canada (“ACLC”) for the organization to become the tenth partner in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (“Jazz APP”).

This agreement includes two new annual national scholarship opportunities for successful graduates of the ACLC Power Flight program, continued funding of the ACLC Power Scholarships program, and ongoing support of the ACLC.

“Strengthening our relationship with the Air Cadet League of Canada to provide a clear career pathway for future professional pilots in their high school years is an important step for our program,” said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz. “Our experience shows that the ACLC provides valuable life skills to a diverse group of young people right across this country. We’re proud to support two of their top air cadets by rewarding their commitment to maintaining high standards of flying, professionalism and discipline.”

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student accepted and enrolled in a Jazz APP-affiliated aviation program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship and the recipient will be selected by the Air Cadet League of Canada in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student accepted and enrolled in a Jazz APP-affiliated aviation program who has self-identified as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority, or female; for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3,000 scholarship and the recipient will be selected by the Air Cadet League of Canada in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected.

These scholarships build on the existing relationship between Jazz and the ACLC. In 2012, Jazz began supporting the ACLC by funding one annual Power Familiarization Pilot Upgrade Scholarship valued at $2,500. Additionally, Jazz will continue the ACLC commitment to educate and enhance awareness of career opportunities for cadets and ACLC members, and encouraging Jazz employees to support their local ACLC squadron through the provision of various resources.

The Jazz APP now provides a clear pathway for high school students active in air cadets to a career with a commercial carrier. This is made possible through agreements with eight aviation colleges and universities, and industry partners Wasaya Airways and Air Canada.

“We are extremely grateful to Jazz for the new scholarships that provide a tremendous benefit and opportunity to young Air Cadets,” noted Don Berrill, President of the Air Cadet League of Canada, who work in partnership with the Department of National Defence to deliver the program. “The great relationship that we have with Jazz continues to prosper as both organizations look toward opportunities to help each other and provide leadership to the youth of Canada. These scholarships will give Air Cadets an exciting career path to pursue in the future as they leave our program and make their way to becoming future pilots in our important aviation industry.”

Since 2007 Jazz has been actively involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada’s future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges and universities. In 2015, Jazz rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program banner. To date, Jazz has announced agreements between the Jazz APP and the following institutions and organizations: Air Cadet League of Canada, Algonquin College, Centre québécois de formation aéronautique, Confederation College, Mount Royal University, Okanagan College, Sault College, Seneca College, Wasaya Airways and Western University.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,100 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America, with a fleet of 113 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services (‘JTS’) is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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About the Air Cadet League of Canada

Serving 25,000 young people, aged 12-18, across Canada, the Air Cadet League of Canada fosters development in youth of the values of self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership. The Air Cadet program is one of Canada’spremier, world class youth development movements. It strives diligently to be a proactive and innovative organization that encourages and enhances the development of well adjusted, civic minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world.

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For further information: Jazz Aviation LP: Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, NS,; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON,; Air Cadet League of Canada: Sarah Matresky, Executive Director, 1-877-422-6359,