The Board of Governors of the Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC) Air Cadet League of Canada is an elected body of dedicated volunteers working in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in support of the Air Cadet program. The AirCadet program (serving youth aged 12-17) fosters an interest in aviation, leadership, and citizenship, and to this end the OPC 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.
Our strategic map guides everything the OPC and our League members do for the air cadet program as delivered by the CAF, its CIC officers and volunteers. In this current year 2023/24, the OPC Board and our staff will be focused on two key priorities:
1. Building and renewing our volunteer base from the ground up. We will aggressively pursue and support volunteer recruitment for our local Squadron Sponsorship Committees (SSC), and provide training to SSC executives and Squadron Directors.
2. Supporting the financial sustainability of Air Cadet Squadron operations. We will continue the roll-out, growth and promotion of the online lottery, and cashless technologies, to generate revenue for participating SSC’s.
Now in our 82nd year, the OPC is thankful for our hundreds of active member volunteers, Squadron Sponsoring Committee members, donors, and supporters each year who give of their time, expertise, and resources to ensure the continued vitality and growth of the Air Cadet program. With you, we can provide the opportunities and support to Cadets and their Squadrons to succeed in reaching their goals.
On behalf of the OPC Board of Governors and the over 8,000 registered Air Cadets in Ontario, I invite you to join the Air Cadet League and help enable our youth 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.
Air Cadet League of Canada,
Ontario Provincial Committee