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Forum for Young Canadians - Nomination and Selection


The National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group (Natl CJCR Sp Gp) is responsible for planning and coordinating the Canadian Youth Forum. 

One (1) Air Cadet from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (East) (RCSU East) will have the opportunity to participate in this forum. 

The Forum will be held in Ottawa from 22 to 27 March 2020 (travel included).


The Forum is a bilingual, non-partisan, week-long program which occurs three times per year. During each session, young people aged 15 to 19 years from across Canada come together to:

  1. deepen their understanding of the national decision-making process in Canada; 
  2. share ideas and acquire tools for community engagement; and
  3. network and discuss social issues and policy with parliamentarians and youth from across the country.



  1. Important: have an interest in political science and government organizations. Preference will be given to cadets who have experience with student government or citizenship organizations outside the Cadet Program,
  2. hold the minimum rank of Petty Officer First Class (PO1)/Warrant Officer (WO)/ Flight Sergeant (FSgt),
  3. be fluent in English or French,
  4. have attained the age of 15 years old before the start of the activity; preference will be given to cadets who are 16-17 years of age,
  5. have successfully completed phase 4/gold star/level 4,
  6. have achieved at minimum Completed Without Difficulty in PO 403 (Leadership),
  7. be recommended by their Corps/Squadron Commanding Officer, and
  8. be recommended by their Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU).


Cadets are to complete the following application form and send it to the following address: DO NOT APPLY ON-LINE as indicated on the application form. Cadets have access to a special application pool through the RCSU. Deadline is February 29th at 11:59 PM

Application Form

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