Sponsoring Committee

The Sponsoring Committee is a group of parents and volunteers working with squadron staff to represent the Air Cadet Program within the local community. Their role is to ensure indispensable local support for squadron needs as well as take care of some of the logistics involved in the squadron activities and act as a liaison.


The Sponsorship Committee solicits and coordinates sponsors for the Association and its activities.


The committee has no expressed or implied governing power or authority. As an Association committee, the committee reports to the executive director.


  • The executive director shall appoint the chair and members of the committee. The executive director will follow the volunteer recruitment process to select a chair
  • Those in event sponsorship roles serve as ex officio members of this committee.
  • The committee may include non-director persons whose experience may assist the committee in the performance of its duties. The committee chair will follow the volunteer recruitment process and recommend members to the executive director for appointment.


  • Works with partners on all levels of sponsoring:
    • Association
    • Annual conference
    • Analytics Summit
    • Accessibility Summit
    • Workshops
    • Academies
    • Regionals
  • Explores new ideas and areas for sponsorship opportunities and business partnerships.
  • Evaluates sponsor pricing levels to ensure they are correctly priced.
  • Reaches event corporate partnership income goals while striving to keep sponsor discounts below 25%.
  • Develops, implements and maintains model for strategic sponsorships and grants.


  • Meets no fewer than 10 times per year, at the call of the chair of the committee.
  • Maintains minutes of all meetings.
  • Manages sponsors email inbox.
  • Reviews this charter annually and recommends changes to the executive director.
  • Follows Association policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation about committee roles and procedures, including how this committee collaborates with others.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other committees and Association staff to accomplish Association goals.
  • Provides monthly updates to the executive director through the committee chair.

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) is the local representative of the Air Cadet League of Canada. The 211 SSC is composed of 5 to 11 interested parents (of current and former cadets) and other adult community members.  SSC membership is decided on a yearly basis through an election held in May or June for the following training year.  The 211 SSC also includes a representative of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

The SSC works in partnership with the Squadron staff (Officers and Civilian Instructors) to support the local training program in order to achieve the three goals of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, which are to develop leadership and good citizens, to promote physical fitness, and to stimulate an interest in aviation.

The SSC is responsible for:

  • Providing suitable facilities for cadet training and activities
  • Promoting the Cadet Program to the community
  • Fundraising and managing the squadron’s funds and bank account
  • Ensuring that cadets are evaluated and treated fairly
  • Providing input for major decisions and selections at the Squadron

To join the SSC, applicants must undergo a screening process, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening and Police Check, and must agree to comply with the League’s regulations. 

For more information about the SSC, contact the SSC Chair at .