Canadian Cadet General Order (CANCDTGEN)
Update to Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program
- DND 2017070013 MoU Concerning Receipt of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
- A-CR-CCO-100/AG-001, Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group Dress Instructions
- CANCDTGEN 012/18, Duke of Edinburgh Program Funding
- In 2017, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at reference A, formalized the recognition of the equivalencies between cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger (JCR) training objectives and the requirements of the awards, making it easier for cadets and JCRs, who participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Program, to track their activities that contribute towards the award. This MoU expired in March 2023.
- The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program (Award Canada) identified that for youth to now participate in the Award, they must belong to a licensed Award Centre with dedicated resources. This would have required Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group (CJCR Gp) to enter into a license agreement with Award Canada, which CJCR Gp is unwilling to do, as the Award activities are outside the scope of the Cadets and JCR Programs.
- Individuals are welcome to use the experience gained through participation in Cadets and JCR Programs activities toward personal achievement of their Award, where it meets Award requirements. This is consistent with how the Award is completed with participation in extra-curricular school activities and selected by the individual participants.
- As a result, CJCR Gp’s direct support to the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program activities is suspended, including planning, training, and engagement with the Award Program.
- Effective October 31, 2023:
- CANCDTGEN 012/18, Duke of Edinburgh Program Funding is rescinded. There will be no authorization for the use of public funds, which includes Local Support Allocation funding for Regional Cadet Support Units and/or Community Program funding for Canadian Ranger Patrol Groups, to support the Duke of Edinburgh Program (e.g., registration and support for activities);
- all fees associated with Award Canada are the responsibility of the individual participant (e.g., registration and support for activities);
- no cadet or JCR activity will be conducted for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the Award Canada’s Program;
- all participation in Award Canada’s Program will be outside of the Cadets and JCR Programs;
- CJCR Gp will not dedicate resources to Award Canada’s activities;
- CJCR Gp adult supervisors may continue to assist in the validation of activity completion that participants have accomplished through their participation in Cadets and JCR Program activities, that coincide with the Award requirements; and
- the authorization for cadets and JCRs to continue to wear the Commendation - Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards will remain in accordance with reference B.
- Current participants, parents/guardians, and staff who are registered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program will receive direct correspondence through the Award Portal, this fall, to provide information on how to proceed as an individual to continue their journey and/or support Award Canada.
- Questions concerning this change may be directed to the CJCR Gp Headquarters Strategic Plans Manager through the Chain of Command.
Frequently Asked Questions, CANCDTGEN 019/23, Update to Cadet/Junior Canadian Rangers Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program.
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