Who we are....

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) of an Air Cadet squadron is a group of civilians working with squadron staff to represent the Air Cadet program within the local community, to ensure indispensible local support for squadron needs, to provide support, and to make necessary arrangements for squadron activities.

The SSC is comprised of a Chairperson, 2 Vice-Chairpersons, a Treasurer, the Secretary and up to 6 Directors. These positions are all by nomination, and are usually changed every two years through elections.

There are also many sub committees that deal with such items as fundraising, coordinating activities, community visibility and media relations.

The main responsibilities of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee are to:

  • Organize and conduct fundraising campaigns to ensure necessary funds are available for squadron needs;
  • Manage funds raised for squadron benefit;
  • Provide the squadron with suitable quarters for administration and training;
  • Publicize the aims of the squadron within the community, while seeking support for those activities;
  • Organize the schedule of optional activities, and obtain adequate premises (eg, Annual Inspection, dances);
  • With the support of the Commanding Officer, organize recruiting aimed at enrolling new cadets and new members of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee and squadron staff;
  • Ensure that cadets are evaluated and treated fairly.