Find out how to get involved as a volunteer or instructor.
The Support Committee is a group of parents and community volunteers who provide financial and administrative support for the Cadet Corps.
Confused by the acronyms? Not sure what the uniform codes mean? Find useful links to help you and your cadet.
Still have questions? Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions.
As they say, it takes a community to raise a child. We welcome all parents and members of the community to help us out.
You can volunteer as much or as little of your time as you wish. You dont have to join the Support Committee, you can simply help out during our activities. If you can spare an hour or two, we may need help with driving Cadets to activities, preparing and handing out meals, counting during fundraisers, etc.
Interested in becoming an instructor? Click one of the links below to find out how.
Officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) are members of the Canadian Forces Reserve working as part of the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) whose primary duty is the supervision, administration and training of cadets.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions you may have found the volunteer opportunity waiting for you…
If you are a parent or a member of the community and would like to get even more involved, joining the Support Committee might the the opportunity for you. The Committee functions much like a Parent's Council that you would find in any elementary or high school.
The Support Committee is made up of parent and community volunteers and includes an elected Executive Committee. The Committee provides support to, and works closely with, the Commanding Officer, corps staff and cadets, in order to ensure that the aims and objectives of the Army Cadet program are being achieved. The Committee assists the Commanding Officer in recruiting Cadets and publicize the Corps' activities within the community. The Committees also organizes fundraising events such as Tagging weekends, and provides financial support with the funds received through fundraising and donations. All members must be screened by the Army Cadet League.
The Committee meets every second Wednesday, during the Corps' training time. Meetings are generally 60-90 minutes and are typically held at the training location.
Current Support Committee Executive (2019-20)
Chairperson: Tamara Emery
Co-Chairperson: Tom Brewer
Secretary: Amy Piché
Treasurer: Melody Jeaurond
Ready to volunteer? Have more questions?
The Cadet program teaches leadership and how to take responsiblity. Cadets are responsible for their attendance, their uniforms and their level of participation. As a parent, that can sometimes leave us feeling out of the loop.
Below is a list of helpful resources.
Commanding Officer: Captain Desideria Desjardins
Deputy Commanding Officer: Lt Kyle Burrows
Administration Officer: Lieutenant Nicole Hatchette
Training Officer: Lieutenant Matthew Stewart
Supply Officer: Captain Rémy Levesque
Support Committee Chair: Chair@orleansarmycadets.ca
Support Committee Treasurer: Treasurer@orleansarmycadets.ca
Fall FTX - September/October
Winter FTX - January/ February
Spring FTX - April/May
Annual Ceremonial Review - late May-early June
Orleans Wood Elementary School
7859 Décarie Dr, Orléans
Supply issue and some team practices may take place at
National Defence Medical Centre
1745 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa
There may not be anything more confusing than trying to figure out the lingo and acronyms that come along with having a child in Cadets. Terms such as CO, tagging, FTX, etc. can drive you crazy until you understand what they mean.
Uniforms are provided to all cadets at no cost.
When cadets are in their dress uniform (C3 or C1) new recruits may wear black pants and a white button-down shirt along with dress shoes until a uniform is issued to them. When cadets are in their field training uniform (C5) cadets without a uniform should wear civilian dress appropriate to the activity with the corps t-shirt.
The required uniform will be posted on the routine orders every week.
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