2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Our Online Recruit Registration Opens 1 August 2022

Ensure you check here - the front page of our website - for any cancellations and activity updates.

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Summer Messages

  • Parents along with Cadets attending the Cadet Activity Program (CAP1 or CAP2) are invited to a virtual meeting on our Microsoft Teams platform on Wednesday 22 June 2022. The meeting will start at 1900 hours on the Opening Parade channel. Civilian dress.
  • All cadets in all Levels should have received their Microsoft Teams Cadet365 access information. This platform will be used for National and Provincially run virtual training activities, including distributed learning for summer camp. If you have not received your credential, check your website email.   Once you have received your Cadet365 access information, cadets are to sign in and complete the cyber awareness course before summer training commences.
 2.    Interested in joining 2 VandenBos Whitby Squadron?  Online application process commences 1 August 2022.
From the Staff of 2 VandenBos Squadron - Wishing all the cadets and their family a healthy, safe and enjoyable summer. See you back for regular training in September.
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16 May 2022
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Maj Blight, C.
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12 Jan 2018
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Attending Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 1 or Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 2 this summer?  See the recent briefing video on our Dept / Teams Pages -> Summer Training.

Earn School Credits While Attending Summer CTC Training

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is once again offering the Summer Cadet Co-op Program where cadets who are attending summer Cadet Training Centre (CTC) courses in Ontario will be able to earn up to 2 high school credits!

Note:  Cadets attending the Cadet Activity Program (CAP) or CTC out of the province of Ontario will not qualify for the program.
For more details, and for registrations forms etc., please follow this link: Summer Semester Cadet COOP - Upper Canada District School Board (ucdsb.on.ca)
Cadets must already have obtained at least one high school credit to apply.

Most importantly: Although UCDSB is running this program, it is open to all cadets who reside in Ontario, and who will be attending a CTC course in Ontario. Cadets do not need to be students of UCDSB. Cadets remain students of their own board!

2022 Summer Training Updates (right-click and open in another tab)

Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranges (CJCR) Headquarters and Regional staff have been diligently focused on planning in-person summer training for the first time in two years. The impact of the on-going pandemic has generated significant challenges across the world and our planners have been adaptive and innovative in adjusting summer training to this new reality.  In-person summer training is scheduled to take place thanks to these on-going efforts.
To deliver our summer training, we rely on support staff in areas such as feeding, administration, health services, transport, and security to ensure cadet safety and the effective delivery of training goals. As we work to recover from the pandemic, Canada is faced with a nation-wide labour shortage and the CCO are not immune to its effects. We anticipated some staffing challenges, but the full extent has only recently become known.
We still intend to run 12 (National) in-person Cadet Training Centres (CTC) during summer 2022, but to ensure safety, our ability to meet training objectives, and the quality of experience for cadets, we have had to modify the number of available cadet positions to reflect current and anticipated support staff availability. This means some planned courses have been relocated and a limited number of courses have been cancelled.
The full extent of the impact of these changes is not yet known as plans are continuing to evolve. In some cases, cadets will be offered positions on courses at a location different than originally expected. In others, an in-person CTC experience for specific courses will unfortunately no longer be available. We continue to explore options to limit the impact to as few cadets as possible.
To determine how to modify our 2022 summer course offerings, several factors were considered including staff support requirements, cadet interest and demand, and the course’s role in overall Cadet development. Based on this analysis, six of the courses originally announced will not be delivered in-person at CTCs this summer. These courses are:
Music (Pipes and Drums) – This specialized course is supported by training at the corps and squadron level throughout the year. In addition, a low number of applications were received for 2022 and current demand requires more staff than cadet students. We are continuing to explore options to offer this course without CTC attendance.

Ship’s Boat Operator – A low number of applications were received in 2022 for this supplemental course which relies on the Whaler platform. After two years of limited on-water training, Sea Cadet summer training in 2022 requires focus on foundational Seamanship courses to qualify cadets for future advanced seamanship courses.

Leadership and Challenge – This supplemental course requires contracted advance training and specialized medical staff to deliver due to the intense, high-impact activities it includes. Due to staffing and contracting challenges, we are unable to offer this course in 2022.

Advanced Aerospace – This highly specialized course was delivered nationally at a single CTC. Due to limited staff support, the course is cancelled to ensure the successful delivery of core glider flying courses.

Aviation Technology and Aerospace – This introductory Air Cadet course does not lead into any follow-on courses currently in the Air Cadet curriculum. The decision was made not to run this course in 2022 to allow for a focus on fundamental aviation theory and flying training.

Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant – The decision was made not to run this trial course in 2022 to allow for better curriculum development and an enhanced training experience for cadets. As this is a trial course, it also does not directly support corps and squadron annual training.
We remain committed to delivering Cadet Activity Programs (CAPs) in communities across the country as detailed under the Cadet Program Rescope, and planning for summer 2022 CAPs is still on-going. Our initial planning focus has been on the more complex CTC details, but we anticipate having a fuller update on Summer 2022 CAPs soon.
Although we are not able to offer as many summer experiences as we originally announced, we all should be proud that for the first time in two years in-person CTCs and CAPs will take place. This year we may be limited to crawling, but we aim to walk and eventually run in the future.
More detailed information may be found at www.Canada.ca/cadet-summer-2022.
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2 Squadron's 2020/2021 Interactive Electronic Yearbook
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CI Schmidt, N.
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How to Wear the Poppy
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Maj Blight, C.
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2021 Recruit Intake #2 - Spread the news of our incredible Squadron and Cadet Training Program by sharing this interactive PDF (complete with QR codes to videos of some of our in-person activities and clubs!) with friends, family, and other potential Recruits!
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CI Schmidt, N.
1 Nov 21
Potential Recruit and Recruit Families, please read this document to answer our FAQs about our Recruit enrolment process.
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CI Schmidt, N.
15 Nov 20
All Cadets who did NOT attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (web app) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
All Cadets who DID attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (desktop version) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
COVID-19 Awareness Course and Test info
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
12 Aug 20
How to access the Extranet for COVID-19 training.
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
7 Aug 20
Code of Conduct for Cadets
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
16 Dec 18
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Order Form
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Fundraising Form (multi-entry)
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
Parent drivers are requested to complete this form and submit to an SSC
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Skipping Challenge
Chris Hadfield message.
2020 Remembrance Day Tribute Video 2.0
ACR 15 Jun 22
Primary Headquarters Location - Father Leo J. Austin Catholic School
Secondary Headquarters Location - Enterprise Airlines

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Headquarters: Enterprise Airline (EAI)
1190 Keith Ross Drive Oshawa Ontario L1J 0C7

Commanding Officer: Maj Blight, C.

Training Nights: Wednesday 1830 - 2130 hrs


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