HERE’S HOW TO JOIN:
To join 135 RCACS you must first ensure you meet the minimum requirements that are listed below and complete the following forms:
Once you have completed the above paperwork bring all the paperwork down to the squadron office on a Thursday night along with proof of citizenship and BC Health card or proof of medical insurance.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
- be a legal resident of Canada:
NOTE: A legal resident of Canada is a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully resident in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment.
- provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent;
- be at least 12 years of age;
- not have attained 19 years of age;
- normally be in good physical condition;
- not belong to another corps or squadron; and
- be acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron.
The CO of the cadet corps or squadron shall review and approve all membership applications; however, he/she shall consult with the Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) when there is uncertainty as to whether an application meets the basic membership standards or an application requires special consideration such as:
- application from a youth who is not yet a legal resident of Canada; and
- application from a youth who has a medical, physical or mental condition specified in Part 2 of the CF 1158 that cannot be accommodated as outlined in the What about medical, physical and mental conditions section below.
For more information about joining Air Cadets, visit www.cadets.ca
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;
- Instils 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.