Sponsoring Committee

Sponsoring committees are community-level organizations that coordinate local support for the Cadets. Depending on the unit, their makeup varies and they can include interested parents, community members, service clubs, town councils and corporations. The terminology also varies. For example, Sea Cadets call their sponsoring committees "Navy League branches", while Army Cadet corps may call them "support committees". The Royal Canadian Air Cadets refer to this group as the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC). 

In certain situations, a parent committee is the unit's official sponsor, while in others it provides support for the sponsoring committee.

Sponsoring committees are responsible for:

  • providing suitable accommodation for cadet training and activities 
  • promoting the Cadet Program to the community 
  • fundraising and managing funds for additional activities not supported financially by the Canadian Forces

Our main sponsor is RCAF 441 (Huronia) Wing, for more information about the wing please visit their website at http://www.rcaf441wing.com/

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Chair:    Brian St. Jean     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Chair:   Sherry Tobin-Green    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Treasurer:   Carole Hartzell  
 Secretary:   Lori White  
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Canteen:   TBD  
Public Relations:   Mark Tobin    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member:   Bill Blakey  
Member:   Norm Saulnier  
Member:   Karen Steele  

Parental Involvement 
While the Cadet Program is for youth, it also offers adults an exciting opportunity to get involved.  

Suggestions for getting involved 
There are many opportunities to become part of cadet activities. Your involvement will benefit the cadet program.

  • Be a cadet instructor!
  • No previous military experience is required. 
  • Be a volunteer!

Any contribution is welcome, from a few minutes to a few hours. There are always tasks available, such as filing, driving in a car pool, fundraising and supervising the cadet canteen.  
Join a sponsoring or parent committee. These civilian committees support your cadet unit by funding extra activities, assisting with administrative support to the unit and promoting the Cadet Program in your community.  
Speak with the commanding officer or the sponsoring committee chair to help you decide on the best way to contribute and to learn about our screening procedures. 

 Did you know that 102 Barrie Air Cadet Squadron is a registered charity?

 You can help build the Air Cadet program and support our youth as they pursue their careers and dreams!  The sky truly is the Limit for our Cadets and you can be a part of one of the premier youth movements in Canada! In Ontario, each Air Cadet squadron is an independent charity that relies fully on donations, sponsors and fundraising.  

Through the generosity and support of many individuals, service clubs, businesses, and the public’s support of our fundraising efforts, 102 Squadron delivers a broad range of programs to support our youth.

 Would you like to make a donation?

If your employer participates in the United Way or Government of Canada charitable campaign, you can designate 102 Squadron on your pledge form for automatic payroll deductions. 

Write down the full official charity's name and registration number on your pledge form and submit it to your employer for processing.


We accept (cash) and cheques too, for which you will be issued an official receipt.  Please see any member of the 102 Squadron Sponsoring Committee or mail us at PO Box 20141, Barrie, ON  L4M 6E9

If you, or your business has a goods or service that could benefit the Cadet program, we would be pleased to discuss this further with you.

Please speak with Brian St. Jean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 705-321-5836.

We know that involvement in Cadets often has spanned several generations. For Estate planning and bequeaths, please reference the official name and registration number above.

 Encourage cadets at home 

Supporting and encouraging your child is an important aspect of your role in the program. 

We ask that you encourage attendance and that you foster positive attitudes toward cadet activities, including fundraising. At the same time, it is important to monitor your child's participation in cadet activities to gauge the effects on schoolwork and family time.

Provide up-to-date information 
It is important that you keep the cadet unit staff informed of any changes that may affect your child's personal file such as medical concerns, emergency contact information, legal custody, address, and telephone number.

Although you have already provided the information on the enrolment form, we ask that you review it in case there have been changes.

You should also inform the cadet unit staff of any situation or incident of concern, or if your child is quitting the program.

Keep informed 
Many cadet units have parent information meetings throughout the year. We encourage you to attend; an opportunity for unit staff to provide valuable information and to address your questions.

Feel free to contact the commanding officer or a member of the staff at any time throughout the year.

Keep in mind that the responsibility rests on your child to keep informed of the activities at the cadet unit. Every cadet should have the telephone number of the cadet unit staff and of the section commander, who is a more senior cadet.

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