WHO ARE WE?
The mission of Regional Cadet Support Unit - Eastern (RCSU Eastern) is to plan, organize, direct, control and improve the implementation of Canadian Cadet Program activities for the 240 cadet corps in the Eastern Region (Quebec and the Ottawa Valley).
A relevant, credible and proactive organization that delivers an enviable youth program.
Personnel inclusion in and influence on decisions that affect them.
CANADIAN CADET PROGRAM
The Canadian Cadet Program is the largest federally sponsored national youth development program for 12- to 18-year-olds. This youth program provides interested communities with a personal development program and solid activities and tools that help prepare young people for the transition to adulthood by instilling in them the knowledge required to take on the challenges of modern society. The success of the Cadet Program depends on the support and commitment of community members who would like to offer their young people an exciting and rewarding program with high-quality direction and supervision by qualified personnel, including Cadet Instructor Cadre officers (CIC Os).
OBJECTIVES OF THE CADET PROGRAM
The objectives of the Cadet Program are to teach young people aged 12–18 how to be good citizens and leaders, to promote physical fitness, and to stimulate young people’s interest in sea, land and air activities, including band.
The Department of National Defence, together with the Navy League, Army Cadet League and Air Cadet League of Canada are the Cadet Program’s partners. Among other things, these Leagues are responsible for securing the community’s commitment through sponsoring committees associated with each cadet corps.
CADETS IN THE EASTERN REGION (QUEBEC AND THE OTTAWA VALLEY)
240 cadet corps (Quebec and Ottawa Valley communities)
- 43 Sea cadet corps
- 104 Army cadet corps
- 93 Air cadet squadrons
11 513 cadets (as of 31 March 2012)
- 1 592 Sea cadets
- 4 580 Army cadets
- 5 341 Air cadets
1 867 CIC Os (1,060 in the cadet corps) and 384 civilian instructors
Approximately 2,000 volunteers (Leagues and local committees)
PERSONNEL AT RCSU EASTERN
Permanent personnel: 161 people
Civilian personnel: 11/22
(*11 Rheinmetall Building)
* 109 Rheinmetall Building + 12 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Airport
CADET SUMMER CAMPS
Total: 4 580 cadets/980 staff members
Note: 2013 - Four (4) CSTCs with the closure of HMCS Quebec.
MODE OF OPERATION
See a diagram of the RCSU Eastern mode of operation ( PDF document ).