Cadet365 is a collaborative platform for Cadets and Adult Staff across Canada. The aim of the suite is to promote collaboration and facilitate remote work. Cadet365 is the main resource for cadets to communicate, find program information and access training resources.
Cadets are encouraged to speak with the 2509 Command Team for questions about the cadet program and the 2509 Signals.
The Army Cadet Program is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive program where everyone feels valued and is able to achieve their maximum potential. Treating each other with respect and fairness, and acting and making decisions in the best interests of others, are integral to maintaining a positive environment; free from all forms of discrimination, abuse, inappropriate conduct and damaging behaviour.
Cadets are asked to commit to following the Cadet Code of Conduct and agree to behave in a way that aligns with the values of the CJCR and abide by the laws of Canada, including the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Cadets are taught a variety of subjects, known as Performance Objectives (PO). These objectives include:
Orienteering (navigating with a map and compass)
Military history and traditions
Merit Based Promotions
As a training year progresses cadets are evaluated for their readiness to be promoted in rank. Completion of the required training program and maintaining the appropriate time in rank are the general qualifications for a promotion.
When a cadet reaches a senior rank Merit Review Boards are formed to evaluate an individual cadet's readiness for promotion. Merit Review boards are a panel made up of members from the Unit, Army Cadet League, The Royal Canadian Legion and Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) Northwest staff. The evaluations are conducted in an interview format based on am Interview Matrix.
The 2509 Signals Cadets Advisory Foundation (the “SCAF”) has established a bursary to assist Alberta students with their post-secondary educational pursuits. The bursary is not intended to replace the primary financial responsibility of the student and/or parents. While the bursary is open to all Alberta students, preference will be given to applicants who were involved with 2509 Signals in some capacity.
Cadets have have the opportunity to achieve unit awards during the training year. The criteria for the awards generally includes demonstrating proficiency in the following areas:
Meeting performance objectives
Dress and deportment
Dedication and participation in unit and optional training activities
Demonstrating the values of the squadron and cadet program
Lord Strathcona Medal
The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal, is the highest award which can be bestowed upon a cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.
Lord Strathcona’s objectives in establishing his endowment were to:
Encourage the improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of cadets
Foster patriotism in cadets through the acquisition of a good knowledge of military matters.
Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence
Cadets that have fulfilled the following criteria may qualify for this award.
The requirements of the corps local headquarters annual mandatory training program
Participated in 75% of the optional training
Participated in at least three community service events, in addition to the corps supported programs
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The 2509 Signals are proud to be an Award Center for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. This is a global program that challenges, empowers, and recognizes young people between the ages of 14 and 24. By recognizing the amazing things young people can do and learn outside the boundaries of formal education, the Award empowers them to discover hidden talents, develop untapped leadership potential and make a difference in their community.
Detailed information about this program is available at: https://www.dukeofed.org/
2509 Signals representative: Capt. Fong