Squadron Sponsoring Committee
The Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) represents the civilian side of the Air Cadet Program, which works alongside with the Canadian Forces to support 614 Forest City Squadron. The SSC is a group of parents/ guardians/civilians who assist in raising funds for training and providing support and other assistance to the Commanding Officer. It operates under by-laws laid out by the Air Cadet League of Canada, including maintaining strict financial controls.
The SSC is required to provide a location for the Squadron, cover operating and administrative expenses, furnish awards and scholarships, and cover other costs not funded by the Department of National Defence. To run 614 Forest City Squadron, the expenses are roughly $55,000 per year, before any trips or extra activities for the Cadets! This is why our fundraising efforts are so important!
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!
The members of the SSC may be parents, members of service clubs such as the Royal Canadian Legion, parents of cadets, or simply members of the community who want to play a role in ensuring the success of the Squadron. The different positions are typically elected, depending on interest and the numbers of members interested in taking on the various roles on the Committee. All members of the SSC are Police checked and screened under the Vulnerable Screening Sector (VSS) guidelines, as is the case with all volunteers and Staff who have an active role in the Squadron. If you are interested in joining the SSC, please let them know and you will receive a package of forms that need to be completed. The process can take approximately 8-12 weeks to complete, but is valid for 5 years.
The SSC appreciates all those who volunteer their time to help the Cadets!