Evaluation of the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (Youth Program)

ADM(IE)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment)
ADM(Mat)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)
ADM(PA)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)
ADM(RS)
Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services)
ARA
Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Authorities
BP
Business Plan
CA
Canadian Army
Cadet
A person between 12 and 18 years of age who belongs to a cadet organization (Sea Cadets; Army Cadets; Air Cadets)
Cadet Leagues
The Navy League of Canada, the Army Cadet League of Canada and the Air Cadet League of Canada, either together or individually.
CAF
Canadian Armed Forces
CATO
Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
CCC
Community Coordinating Committee
CCO
Canadian Cadet Organization (Royal Canadian Sea Cadets; Royal Canadian Army Cadets; and Royal Canadian Air Cadets)
CDS
Chief of the Defence Staff
CF Mil Pers Instr
Canadian Forces Military Personnel Instruction
CI
Civilian instructors
CIC
Cadet Instructors Cadre
CO
Commanding Officer
COATS
Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service
CPMB
Cadet Program Management Board
CPMC
Cadet Program Management Committee
CR
Canadian Rangers
CRPG
Canadian Rangers Patrol Group
CTC
Cadet Training Centre
DND
Department of National Defence
DTEP
Defence Team Establishment Plan
ECS
Environmental Chief of Staff
ETS
Enhanced Training Session
FY
Fiscal Year
HHQ
Higher headquarters
JCR
Junior Canadian Rangers
LSA
Local Support Allocation
MILPERSCOM
Military Personnel Command
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
Natl CJCR Sp Gp
National Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger Support Group
NCC
National Cadet Council
O&E
Organization and establishment
OCI
Office of Collateral Interest
OIC
Officer in Command
OPI
Office of Primary Interest
P Res
Primary Reserve
QR (Cadets)
Queens Regulations and Orders for Canadian Cadet Organizations
RCAF
Royal Canadian Air Force
RCAG
Regional Cadet Advisory Group
RCN
Royal Canadian Navy
RCSU
Regional Cadet Support Unit
Reg F
Regular Force
Res F
Reserve Force
SSE
Canada’s defence policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged
Supp Res
Supplementary Reserve
VCDS
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
ZTO
Zone Training Officer

Overall Assessment

  • There is strong corporate direction and commitment for the program
  • The realignment of the command and control has mostly been implemented as planned but some gaps remain
  • The pan-national delivery of the Cadet and JCR Program is affected by inconsistent levels of support
  • The scope and funding profile of the Cadet and JCR Program are not aligned
  • A standardized and coordinated performance measurement approach is needed with a focus on impact and results
Table 1 Details – Key Findings and Recommendations
Figure 1
Figure 1. Total number of cadet and JCR participants. This bar graph shows the number of cadets and JCR from 2010 to 2019.

Figure 1 Details – Total number of Cadet and JCR participants
Table 2 Details – Number of corps, squadrons, patrols, and program personnel by region for FY 2018/2019


 

Figure 2

 
Figure 2 Details – Highest youth Cadet and JCR participation rate in the North and the Atlantic region
Figure 3
Figure 3. Gender diversity in the Cadets and JCR Program. This figure shows the percentage of women adult personnel is higher in the Cadet and JCR Program than in the Regular and Reserve Force.

Figure 3 Details – Gender diversity in the Cadets and JCR Program
Table 3 Details – Annual Cadet and JCR Budget Allocation and Actual Expenditure
Figure 4
Figure 4 Details – Funding Profile
Figure 5
Figure 5. Corps and Squadrons support from local CAF units. This bar graph displays the percentage of support that corps and squadrons receive from local CAF units.

Figure 5 Details – Level and types of support provided by local Canadian Armed Forces units to corps and squadrons
Figure 6
Figure 6. Base support received by Cadet corps or squadron environments.

Figure 6 Details – Base support received by Cadet corps or squadron environment
ADM(RS) Recommendation
ADM(RS) Recommendation
Figure 7
Figure 7. Number of Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) officers. This line graph shows the number of CIC officers from 2011 to 2019.

Figure 7 Details – Number of CIC officers per year from 2011 to 2019
Figure 8
Figure 8 Details – Staff shortfall (planned vs actual) per year from 2011 to 2019
Figure 9
Figure 9. Number of civilian instructors. This line graph shows the number of civilian instructors from 2011 to 2019.

Figure 9 Details – Number of civilian instructors per year from 2011 to 2019
ADM(RS) Recommendation
ADM(RS) Recommendation
ADM(RS) Recommendation
ADM(RS) Recommendation
Figure 10
Figure 10. Cadet Governance Structure.

Figure 10 Details – Cadet governance structure
ADM(RS) Recommendation
ADM(RS) Recommendation

ADM(RS) Recommendation 1

ADM(RS) Recommendation 2

ADM(RS) Recommendation 3

ADM(RS) Recommendation 4

ADM(RS) Recommendation 5

Figure C-1
Figure C-1. Logic Model. This figure depicts the relationship between the Cadet and JCR program’s inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes.

Figure C-1 Details – Logic Model
Table D-1 Details – Evaluation Matrix
Figure E-1
Figure E-1. Organizational chart depicting the CAF Command and Control (C2) for the Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO).

Figure E-1 Details – Organization Chart of CAF Command and Control (C2) for the Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO)
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