Drugs and Alcohol Policy

 Governed under CATO 13-23 for the Canadian Cadet Organization

Smoking

  • Under no circumstances are cadets permitted to have in their possession or to smoke cigarettes, pipes, or any other form of tobacco while participating in ANY cadet activity with 259 Squadron or any other Cadet Squadron/Corps.
  • Cadets found in possession or smoking of tobacco products will have them confiscated. The cadet’s Parent/Guardian(s) will be notified. Additionally, further action may be taken at the discretion of the CO.
  • Smoking Policy for the Canadian Cadet Organization (CCO) is governed under Cadet Administrative & Training Order (CATO) 13-22.

Drugs

  • Under no circumstances are cadets permitted to have in their possession or use any form of illegal drugs while participating in ANY cadet activity with 856 Squadron or any other Cadet Squadron/Corps.
  • Cadets found in possession or under the influence of illegal drugs will have the substance(s) confiscated. The cadet’s Parent/Guardian(s) and the appropriate authorities will be notified. Possession/use of illegal drugs will result in the cadet being dismissed from the Squadron.

Alcohol

  • Under no circumstances are cadets permitted to have in their possession or consume any form of alcohol while participating in ANY cadet activity with 856 Squadron or any other Cadet Squadron/Corps.
  • Cadets found in possession or under the influence of alcohol will have the substance(s) confiscated. The cadet’s Parent/Guardian(s) will be notified. Possession/use of alcohol will result in the cadet being dismissed from the Squadron.

Cadet Harassment and Abuse Policy

Governed under CATO 13-24 for the Canadian Cadet Organization

 

Positive Social Relations for Youth Training

  • In levels 1 & 4, Cadets attend Positive Social Relations for Youth Training as part of their level training.  Specific to the age group, the program covers expectations of the cadet within the program and with life.

Harassment & Abuse

  • Every cadet has the right to a harassment-free cadet experience. If cadets feel they are being harassed, they should speak to the Squadrons Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (UCCMA)
  • Abuse can come in many forms such as: emotional, physical, and sexual. If a cadet feels they are being abused in any way, they should speak to the Squadron’s Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (UCCMA) or any officer you feel comfortable with.