President’s Message

President’s Message

The Air Cadet League of Canada as a National body has had a continuous vision since 1942 as an aviation focused organization encouraging and supporting youth to be engaged Citizens of Canada. We don’t do this alone but in collaboration with the Canadian Forces and other organizations including the Royal Canadian Airforce Association and the Royal Canadian Legion and other Industry partners. Statistical data from 1942 shows 10, 000 Air cadets and 135 Squadrons. In 2022 we see 23,000 Air Cadets and 450 Squadrons across the Country.

As a support organization through our governance model, we continue to inspire an active well-trained network of local, provincial and National Volunteer’s whose passions shine in the support of Air Cadets across Canada. As we strive to meet our goals and objectives, we continue to be vigilant seeking long term financial stability nationally through the government of Canada and our industry partners who see the value we bring in supporting young Canadians who one day will join the aviation industry workplace.

In June 2013 the government of Canada published its IPSOS Reid study on public awareness and perceptions of the cadet program in Canada. The survey looked at all  aspects of the Cadet program from training to community involvement. It was great to read that community leaders surveyed believed that the cadet program is a “good thing for Canada” and that “it develops tomorrows leaders”. What an incredibly positive impact statement to all our 8000 Volunteers from the 450 Squadron sponsoring committees, provincial boards and our national board and volunteer’s thanks for your continued service and passion you bring each day in the support of our Vision and mandate.


Yours in Service,

Thomas Taborowski
National President

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