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706 Reasons to Join the 706 Squadron

There are so many reasons to join 706 Squadron!


We hold a full information section once a training year (September-June) in early September.

In less than an hour, you will learn how the Air Cadet program is helping to develop young people aged 12-18 right here in the west Ottawa community. You will have the chance to ask questions and find out why joining the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is the right choice.


Information on the information section will be available at the beginning of the training year in our announcements.

If you have any questions before or after the information session, please contact us.

Aims of the Air Cadet Program

  • ​Develop citizenship and leadership

  • Promote physical fitness

  • Stimulate an interest in the Canadian Forces

  • Stimulate an interest in aviation

Who Can Join

  • 12 to 18 years old

  • Interested in the Air Cadet Program

  • With parental/guardian permission

How much does it cost?

  • ​No fees or dues

  • You are expected to participate in fund raising and other activities (a few during the year)

  • Uniforms are provided

  • Very occasional charges for optional special activities


For more general information about Cadets, you can check out the National Cadet Website.

How To Join

To enroll as a cadet, your parents and/or guardian must complete the online form below. If you have any questions, please contact us.



You will also require the following:

  • a photocopy* of the Health Card;

  • a photocopy* of one among these 4 documents:

    • a valid Canadian passport; OR

    • a birth certificate; OR

    • a valid resident card; OR

    • a valid identification card issued by a Canadian government agency 


*Note that the original documents must be presented for verification of authenticity. Photocopies can be created at our Headquarters (1 Brouillette, Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre)​


All new cadets and parents are also encouraged to consult the New Cadet Guide Book.

Parents are welcome to volunteer with the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SCC) to be involved with the squadron view info package here.

If you are transferring from another Cadet Unit please provide us with contact information of your former Commanding Officer so that we can request your files. All transferring cadets will meet with the Training Officer prior to starting regular training.

Do I have to join the Canadian Forces?

​Absolutely not! The Cadet Program is a great way to have fun, be challenged and make friends. You also find out more about Canada and develop new skills that will be with you for life, no matter what career you choose.

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