TRAINING IN A COVID ENVIRONMENT

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE 2021-22 TRAINING YEAR

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2021

INTERIM INSTRUCTIONS

While all possible contingencies are being considered, the 2021-22 Training Year is currently predicted to proceed as below. Our goal is to return to in-person training as much, and as soon, as is safely achievable. The transition to in-person training will be gradual, deliberate, and with a focus on safety.

More information on applicable safety policies will be posted here as it is determined. All training will follow applicable public health measures (PHMs) and additional safety policies from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) and the National CJCR Support Group.

September will focus on:

  • Annual Validation of returning members

  • Processing of New Membership Applications & On-Boarding cadets onto Google Classroom

  • Online training and events to include:

      • Info Session for prospective cadets and their parents/guardians

      • Senior NCO pre-training & re-organization

      • Other info or training sessions as needed

October to December will focus on:

  • A return to training beginning 5 October, to include:

    • A possibility of conducting weekly training online until a large enough facility can be found in which to hold classes for the squadron's ~200 cadets

    • Weekend in-person training during the day, such as field training exercises and certain extracurricular teams such as drill team and band (pending approval).

January 2022 Onwards may include:

  • A possible return to weekly in-person mass training, pending a re-opening of school permits

  • As cadets are onboarded onto Cadet 365, a gradual transition from Google Classroom / Google Meets to Cadet 365 / Microsoft Teams as our primary online platform.

  • A hybrid approach to the cadet program which sees a return to regular training, while retaining online activities to enhance the program.