APPROVAL FOR NLC CORPS TO PARTICIPATE IN POPPY CAMPAIGN
The Navy League of Canada is authorizing the participation of Navy League Cadets in the 2021 Poppy Campaign under the following guidance:
NL Cadets will only be permitted to volunteer in outdoor setting ie. outside of shopping centres, grocery stores, etc;
NL Cadets will be required to wear a
NL Cadets will not be authorized to participate in any venue that is “inside”;
NL Cadets will be required to sign-in to confirm their participation at a site;
NL Cadets will volunteer with other Cadets from the same Corps or Family;
NL Cadets will be supervised by a NL Officer or Cadet Instructor in
accordance with the League’s vaccination policy.
APPROVAL FOR RCSC CORPS TO PARTICIPATE IN POPPY CAMPAIGN
Comd CJCR has approved participation by cadets and staff in support of the Royal Canadian Legion’s (RCL) annual Poppy Campaign taking place from the last Friday in October to the eve of Remembrance Day (29 Oct – 10 Nov 21).
Ontario Division Change of Command Ceremony.
On Sunday, September 26th, Lt (NL) Michael Pigeon was promoted to LCdr (NL) Pigeon before being sworn in as the Ontario Division Commander of the Navy League Cadet Corps.
Lt (NL) Russell Boate took over as Commanding Officer of the Northumberland Navy League Cadet Corps from LCdr (NL) Pigeon.
Thank you to outgoing Commander, Steven Drury, for his dedicated service to the Navy League Cadet program in Ontario.
Navy League of Canada COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
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. Navy League of Canada COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
For Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps ONLY: RCSU Resumption of Training Plans
Key Highlights for In-Person Activities for the 2021-2022 Training Year
1. Update – for in-person activities
a. no in-person collective training is to commence prior to 1 Oct 21;
b. virtual engagement may commence on 1 Sep 21 while preparations for in-person gatherings are underway;
c. facility checklists will need to be completed using the online checklist found at: https://forms.office.com/r/Tjxuzt7Whd;
d. limited and small group in-person events/activities, such as uniform exchanges, administration (registrations, transfers, Fortress updates, BHQ/DHQ submission) or staff and senior cadet planning sessions may occur between 1-30 Sep 21, with approval from the Area OC;
e. CSARs will be required for all supported Day and Weekend (when approved) activities; and
f. approval through your Area office is required prior to allowing any in-person activities.
September preparations may include staff meetings at the parade location (adults and senior cadets) provided Public Health Measures (PHM) are adhered to.
3. Fundraising & Community / Public Events
a. no in-person fundraising activities involving cadets and adult staff are authorized until further notice. ; and
b. approval authority for representation at local events has been delegated to RCSU COs for their AOR. Requirements are that the event is in line with local PHMs and those established by CJCR, and the supervising adult remains engaged throughout the event.
4. When in-person training resumes
a. cadets and adult staff (CAF, CIs and volunteers) must inform their chain of command if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19;
b. two (2) non-medical masks (NMMs) will be provided by the CAF to all cadets and staff; however, cadets and staff may use personally procured NMMs providing they are two or three layer, tightly woven, fit snuggly without gaping and fully cover the nose, mouth and chin. Masks must be a solid neutral colour and be free of any designs, graphics, slogans or logos;
c. physical distancing and wear of a non-medical mask is required for in-person activities (details in attached .ppt);
d. where COVID awareness training is required for persons to enter a facility (i.e. an armoury), cadets will individually complete the online COVID training course and advise their corps/sqn staff of completion, prior to entering the facility;
e. commercial air travel for cadets must be approved by Comd CJCR;
f. parent drop-off and pick-up at all cadet activities is preferred. Capacity restrictions on DND transport make it inefficient at this time, but may be subject to change. Activities should be planned within local community / not more than a 60 min drive;
g. day activities are preferred, overnight to be approved only by exception. After supper pick-up times and supper meal may be provided on Saturdays where a weekend would previously have been supported;
h. no international travel, including to USA; and
i. inter-provincial/territorial travel is limited to program participants who reside within one hour of a provincial/territorial border and must cross it in order to attend regular parade nights or other approved day-only training activities.
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
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:
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