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SHIFT TO CADET365/MICROSOFT TEAMS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parents and cadets are advised that 614 will complete our transition to C365 by ending our current process of adding announcements to our public website and Facebook page at the end of April 2024. Over the past year, cadets have been encouraged to set up their C365 emails and Microsoft Teams accounts, and we will now use those two mediums to distribute announcements.

 

Our website will continue to be used to host resources and photographs of our cadets participating in activities.

 

If you need help setting up your C365 account, please consult the national webpage or contact our Administration Officer, Lt Golshan.  

Bravo Zulo Capt Coulter and CI Ruseff!

CI Ruseff's contribution to the CTC Blackdown OR Team has been incredible this year, and without her, Trg Support and the OR couldn't function properly. Cl Russeff's accomplishments this year include taking on the completion of the administration handover package and cleaning, organizing, and replenishment of the PERT shed; in Admin, CI Russeff stepped in to assist while we are short-staffed, as well as filling in for Trg Support in Capt Marier's absence. All while still doing her role of Sports & Rec O.

For these reasons, CI Ruseff was presented with a Command Team Coin! Bravo Zulu, CI Ruseff!

Congratulations is also extended from the Cadets, Staff, and Sponsors of 614 to Gillian Coulter on her recent promotion to the rank of Captain! Captain Coulter was recently promoted while at CTC Blackdown by Lieutenant-Colonel David Forester (CO of CTC Blackdown) following her appointment as Training Officer for 614 RCACS in preparation for the 2023/24 training year.

 

Bravo Zulu Captain Coulter!

Bravo Zulu Capt Coulter and CI Ruseff!
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Cadet365 Email and Network Access

Cadet365 Email and Network Access

All Cadets have access to their own cadet email address ending in "cdt.cadets.gc.ca", which will allow them to access Cadet resources. This will be beneficial and be used for Summer training and other purposes. We are going to be using this more in the 2023-2024 training year, so all Cadets must complete the onboarding process. 

What is Cadet365?
Cadet365 is a collaborative platform for Cadets and Adult Staff across Canada. The suite provides access to familiar products like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Planner, OneNote and OneDrive. The aim of the suite is to promote collaboration and facilitate remote work.

The innovative cloud-based platform enables the team to work on both personal and work devices. This is a proven solution that balances the need to innovate and continue working with the need to maintain security and accountability.

How does Cadet365 work?
After you have completed your onboarding process, you will always have access to the Microsoft365 suite on your personal or work device. You will be able to use the different apps to collaborate with your colleagues.

 

To complete the onboarding process, you will need to contact the administration officer, Lt Golshan at 614rcacs@gmail.com to obtain your email address and initial password, which you must change. Then, click the link below to complete the onboarding process:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/cadet-o365/cadet-onboarding.html

If you have forgotten your password, you must click on "forgot password" to change it. Contact Lt Golshan if this is not working.

What is the Air Cadet Program?

The Cadet Program is one of the largest federally sponsored youth programs in Canada.

It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while learning about the Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces.  Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities.  Cadets also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Air activities of the Canadian Armed Forces and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.

Through the Cadet Program, the Government of Canada is investing in today’s youth and Canada’s future.

The Cadet Program is community-based. The program succeeds through strong community support and involvement. Cadets in turn make valuable contributions to their communities.

What do we do?

 

Air Cadets learn the principles of aviation, while some learn to become glider pilots, pilots of engine-propelled aircraft or both.

Why do youth aged 12 to 18 years old join cadets?

  • To have fun;

  • To be with their friends or to make new ones;

  • To partake in interesting and unique challenges;

  • To participate in diverse training at no cost;

  • To learn valuable life skills (work and personal);

  • To improve their self-confidence and sense of responsibility;

  • To pursue an interest in the Canadian Armed Forces; and To be part of a program that is both welcoming and nurturing, where they feel included and have a sense of belonging.

Five things to remember about the Cadet Program

  • Invites all Canadian youth aged 12 to 18;

  • Instills Canadian military values;

  • Develops in youth attributes of citizenship, leadership and fitness;

  • Balances safety and challenge; and

  • Leaves a positive life-long impact through a set of positive youth outcomes.

Five things to remember about Cadets

  • Cadets are proud Canadians and proud citizens;

  • Cadets are healthy in mind and body;

  • Cadets contribute to Canada’s future;

  • Cadets seek and appreciate healthy discipline; and

  • Cadets represent Canada in a positive light.

 

What is the Cadet Program?

Fundraising

Fundraising

There are no fees associated with participating in the Air Cadet program.  To run 614 Forest City Squadron, the expenses are roughly $55,000 per year, before any trips or extra activities for the Cadets!  Since the Department of National Defense (DND), only covers a portion of the training that the cadets receive, the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) must raise funds to meet the annual squadron training budget. This is why our fundraising efforts are so important!,

 

Annually the squadron is assessed and is required to pay a fee to the Air Cadet League of Canada - Ontario Provincial Committee of $54 per cadet.  The assessment is paid by every squadron in the province to support effective speaking competitions, volunteer screening, the selection process for advanced cadet training courses and international exchanges, regional gliding centres, insurance for all cadets while at cadet functions, public relations, and other activities of the Air Cadet League.

The SSC holds various fundraising activities during the year.  However, without the generous support of the community, the squadron budget cannot be met and the cadets risk losing out on many activities.

Financial donations are gladly accepted and extremely welcome, of course, and we will issue tax receipts for the current tax year.

THE 614 SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE WARMLY THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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