President’s Message

President’s Message

In 2021 we celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Air Cadet League of Canada. For over eight decades now, the Air Cadet League has continually worked to establish and support Squadrons in their communities across the country, from coast to coast to coast.

The last two years has been an incredibly challenging period for everyone with regular activities curtailed, dependency on virtual, and trying to keep things moving and progressing. It has however, also been a time to try new means for working together and improving our organization’s resiliency. For the over 450 Squadrons, more than 24,300 Air Cadets and their Sponsoring Committees, we are in recovery and working to built back to the “new normal” with the support needed in place.

The Cadet Program fosters the interest in aviation, leadership, and citizenship, and to this end the Air Cadet League of Canada encourages Cadets with opportunities like access to Education Scholarships and Continuation Flying Training Awards, the ability to engage with the Aviation industry and partners, to train in our fleet of gliders, and to participate in effective speaking, music, and biathlon competitions. We look to enable our youth to explore new skills, and to have the experiences that will provide them with life skills and a strong basis for their future as engaged citizens and leaders in our global, diverse, and inclusive world.

The Air Cadet League is thankful for our thousands of member volunteers, donors, and supporters each year who give of their time, expertise, and resources to ensure the continued vitality and growth of the League. With you, we can provide the opportunities and support to Cadets and their Squadrons to succeed in reaching their goals. In partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, the Air Cadet League looks forward to the continued success of the Cadet Program.

As a past Air Cadet and CIC Officer, it is my honour and privilege to continue to serve as the President of the Air Cadet League of Canada for 2022-2023.

Hille Viita, CD


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