Effective September 30, 2021, the policies related to Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in person training and activities issued in the Navy League Cadet Program COVID 19 Policies and Procedures July 27, 2020 and the Navy League Cadet Program Return to In-Person Training and Recovery Plan July 29, 2021 (both available on the Division website) will now include a requirement of full vaccination for all Navy League officers, instructors, visitors, guests, and volunteers* who will have direct contact with Navy League Cadets. (* Note: While all Navy League Cadets and Instructors are “volunteers” we have used the term volunteers more broadly in this policy for the wider range of screened volunteers to include Branch Members, parents, and community members as well as Sea Cadets who may be assisting with Navy League Cadet Corps.)
If a NL Officer or Volunteer cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or chooses not to be fully vaccinated, the policy allows that they may be permitted to continue supporting Branch and Corps activities remotely in order to ensure that they can meaningfully and safely provide support to the Navy League of Canada.
Until a provincial standard is confirmed for Ontario, proof of vaccination may include the electronic receipt or other means of recognized documentation from a pharmacy, physician, or Regional/Local Public Heath system along with photo ID. Cadet Units are required to maintain a rigorous attendance records as training takes place, which will serve to assist with contact tracing.
The NL Cadet Population (aged 9 – 11 years) is not yet eligible to be vaccinated, which makes them a vulnerable population. Our first priority has always been and must continue to be the safety of our Cadets, our Volunteers and our NL Officers. Thank you for your continued support in our communities.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME THE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA'S MEMBER OF THE YEAR?
"Passion, dedication, and readiness to commit! The cadets are worth it! The secret is to maintain a high level of communication and transparency with your entire team! Communication is key, and every job is an important job!
The rewards are endless." Don D'Souza
CONGRATULATIONS AND BRAVO ZULU to Lt(N) David Barkley, CO RCSCC Cornwall, who was awarded a CJCR Commander’s Commendation by BGen Speiser-Blanchet on August 18th at Connaught CTC.
His commendation reads:
Over many decades, through skillful dedication and steadfast determination, Lt(N) David Barkley has provided opportunity for hundreds of cadets to develop musical skills and abilities leading to life-long learning and a love of music. Building on strong community ties through well-established local opportunities he has further allowed cadets to showcase skills fostered via his mentorship. Through personal example and effort, Lt(N) Barkley sets a sterling example, and his actions reflect much credit on the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers. Bravo Zulu.
BZ and congratulations, Lt(N) Barkley, on this wonderful recognition of your dedication and positive impact on cadets! Ontario Division is very proud that you are one of our CO’s and officers!
SEA CADET RANK CHANGES
Effective 15 September 2020, ranks within the Cadet Program have been updated to meet the intent of inclusiveness as they are now gender neutral. The changes align with the action currently underway by the RCN in regards to changes to their rank structure, reflecting a more gender neutral title. These changes also reflect comments made through previous consultations with Sea Cadets who supported more gender neutral ranks.
There is no need to change Navy League ranks as they are already gender neutral.
The new ranks for the Sea Cadet Program are as follows:
The Ontario Division Board of Directors is responsible for supporting the Branches in Ontario with developing the youth in over 60 communities.
The Navy League of Canada was established in 1895 to promote an interest in Maritime Affairs generally throughout Canada. In 1918, the Boys Naval Brigade was formed and would eventually become the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. In 1950, the Navy League Cadet Program was established.
The Navy League of Canada has a presence in over 60 communities. Our youth programs benefit young Canadian every year, and we continue to grow.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
We are a Registered Charity - 11924 6635 RR0013