24-03 – Cadet Instructors Cadre Training Organization

Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATOs)

1. This order should be read in conjunction with the following references:

  1. A-P9-050 Manual of Individual Training;
  2. CANFORGEN 033/10 Creation of Two COATS MOSIDS – General Service Off and NCM;
  3. CATO 11-36 Terms of Reference;
  4. CF Mil Pers Inst 02/07 - Authority And Management Framework - Military Employment Structure (MES);
  5. CF Mil Pers instr 02/08 - Branch Advisors - Roles and Responsibilities;
  6. DAOD 5031-2 Individual Training and Education Management Framework; and
  7. DAOD 5031-8 Canadian Forces Professional Development.


2. This order prescribes the structure of the Cadet Instructors Cadre Training Organization (CIC Trg Org). It also identifies key stakeholders involved in CIC IT&E.


3. The following definitions apply to this policy:

“Career Field & Occupation Advisors”

are the Career Field & Occupation Authorities’ delegated points of contact for occupations or families of occupations.

(Conseillers chargés des champs professionnels et de la carrière)

“Career Field & Occupation Authorities (COA)

are the Force Generators of occupations or families of occupations. They are also responsible for informing the Training Authority (TA) of the related Individual Training and Education quality and quantity requirements together with the projected production and throughput requirements.

(Autorités responsables des champs professionnels et de la carrière)

“Designated Training Authority (DTA)

is an authority other than a TA that due to functional, environmental and/or special accountabilities has been designated responsibility for the management of IT&E for specific occupations and/or Specialty Specifications. DTAs perform the same IT&E management responsibilities as TAs.

(Autorité de formation désignée (AFD))

“Functional Authority (FA)”

 is delegated by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to be responsible for the Personnel System within the Canadian Forces (CF), inclusive of the Military Employment Structure (MES).

(Autorité fonctionnelle (AF))

“Training Authority (TA)

is delegated by the FA to manage Individual Training and Education (IT&E).  Each of the three environmental TAs manage IT&E for their environmental area and the Commander Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) manages all pan-CF IT&E.

(Autorité d’instruction)

CIC Trg Org Mission and Vision

4. Mission. The mission of the CIC Trg Org is:

“Generate Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) officers with the right skills, at the right time and place, in the right quantity to supervise, administer and train members of the Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO).”

5. Vision.  The vision of the CIC Trg Org is:

“We will deliver a world-class Professional Development System for CIC Officers, utilizing both traditional learning methods and emerging technologies to ensure widespread access to a professional body of knowledge on leadership, management and youth development.”

Functional Authority

6. The CDS has appointed the Chief of Military Personnel (CMP) as the Functional Authority (FA) for the Personnel System within the CF.

Career Field and Occupation Authority

7. Assistant CMP (Asst CMP) is the designated Career Field and Occupation Authority (COA) for CIC officers.

Training Authority

8. Commander CDA is the designated TA for CIC IT&E.

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Delivery of CIC Training

9. Chief Reserves and Cadets (C Res & Cdts) is responsible for delivering CIC IT&E.

Career Field and Occupational Advisor

10. On behalf of Asst CMP,  Director Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (D Cdts & JCR) is the designated Career Field and Occupational Advisor for the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) sub-component.

Designated Training Authority (DTA)

11. On behalf of Asst CMP, D Cdts & JCR is the designated DTA for the COATS sub-component.

Branch advisor

12. The Branch advisor is responsible for assisting the CIC Trg Org by providing advice on professional development and IT&E issues.

Cadet Instructors Cadre Training Organization

13. The CIC Trg Org includes the following units, organizations, committees, and individuals:

  1. D Cdts & JCR;
  2. D Cdts & JCR Section Heads;
  3. Training Executive Council (TEC);
  4. Training Management Board (TMB);
  5. Communities of Practice (CoPs);
  6. Commanding Officers (COs) of the Regional Cadet Support Units (RCSUs);
  7. Regional Cadet Instructor Schools;
  8. D Cdts & JCR 6-3 Training Development Sub-Section; and
  9. D Cdts & JCR 6-4 Training Coordination Sub-Section.

Directorate Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers

14. D Cdts & JCR, as Career Field and Occupational Advisor and DTA, is responsible for the overall development and management of CIC IT&E to ensure its relevance, effectiveness and efficiency in responding to a nationally managed, locally delivered program.  D Cdts & JCR’s mandate includes:

  1. developing CIC IT&E policy, orders and strategic guidance;
  2. promulgating the National CIC Training Directive annually;
  3. verifying training and education requirements, to include analysis of training requirements and assessment in support of the Cadet Program;
  4. promulgating training and education requirements;
  5. developing and evaluating alternative IT&E methods and systems;
  6. managing the use of MITE for CIC IT&E requirements;
  7. co-ordinating CIC professional development;
  8. convening CIC Qualification Standard (QS), Training Plan (TP) and Instructional Guide (IG) writing boards;
  9. approving, promulgating and maintaining CIC QS, TP and IGs;
  10. developing Special Personnel Qualification Requirements (SPQR) and Specialty Specification (SS) submissions;
  11.  developing, promulgating, maintaining and delivering distributed learning (DL) courses;
  12. ensuring IT&E quality assurance and validation activities are conducted;
  13. forming and conducting working groups in support of IT&E activities;
  14. negotiating with other TAs and outside organizations for the conduct of IT&E which is not unique to the CIC; and
  15. consulting with appropriate NDHQ and CDA staffs to ensure that CIC concerns and requirements are addressed in common IT&E programmes.

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Training Executive Council

15. The Training Executive Council (TEC) is comprised of the D Cdts & JCR, the RCSU COs and Section Heads at D Cdts & JCR. The TEC provides the venue at which CIC IT&E decisions are presented by the Training Management Board (TMB) for endorsement and input.  The TEC is responsible for the following:

  1. reviewing and providing advice on the Strategic Direction of CIC IT&E;
  2. providing Strategic Goals; and
  3. providing support for the implementation of the Strategic Direction through regional Training Establishments (TE).

Training Management Board

16. The Training Management Board (TMB) is comprised of D Cdts & JCR  6 – CIC Training, the Officers Commanding (OC) of the Regional Cadet Instructor Schools (RCIS),  D Cdts & JCR 6-3 - Training Development, and D Cdts & JCR 6-4 – Training Coordination. The Chairperson of the CIC Branch Advisory Council (CIC BAC) serves as an advisor to the TMB.  The TMB provides the forum at which CIC IT&E issues are discussed. The TMB is responsible for the following:

  1. monitoring and analyzing CIC IT&E issues, strategies and requirements in order to ensure the continuous quality enhancement of training and education; and
  2. developing and monitoring the:

(1) CIC Trg Org Mission and Vision Statement,

(2) National Production Model,

(3) Integrated Business Management Process,

(4) Quality Framework,

(5) Progressive Partnership, and

(6) CIC Trg Org Strategic Plan.

Communities of Practice

17. Communities of Practice (CoP) provide a venue for cross-functional contributions to the achievement of CIC Trg Org goals as well as providing for effective horizontal communications.  CoPs are established as needed to assist the TMB in addressing organizational goals, problem areas and opportunities for improvement.

Commanding Officer of The Regional Cadet Support Unit

18. The CO RCSU is responsible for:

  1. identifying personnel production requirements based on succession plans at the corps / squadrons;
  2. ensuring training is conducted within the Region’s geographical area in accordance with the National CIC Training Directive;
  3. providing input into the production and maintenance of training publications;
  4. providing and maintaining IT&E resources, media and environments;
  5. providing personnel for individual training research and development;
  6. providing technical expertise to assist with training development and implementation;
  7. providing input into the IT&E quality assurance and validation processes; and
  8. nominating and prioritizing candidates based on Regional need.

Regional Cadet Instructor Schools

19. RCISs are responsible for acting as a Centre of Excellence for adult learning and conducting IT&E for CIC officers, in accordance with the CIC National Training Directive, within their respective region.

Regional Cadet Gliding Schools

20. Regional Cadet Gliding Schools (RGS) are responsible for specific CIC IT&E in relation to the Air Cadet Gliding Program (ACGP) as authorized in accordance with A-CR-CCP-242/PT-002, Air Cadets Gliding Program Manual.

Regional Training Establishments

21. Regional Training Establishments (RTE) are responsible for the delivery of specific CIC IT&E in relation to the CIC National Training Directive and Regional Direction.

22. RTEs include:

  1. RCISs;
  2. Cadet Summer Training Centres (CSTCs);
  3. Expedition Centres;
  4. Sailing Centres;
  5. Gliding Centres; and
  6. any other establishment designated by the CO RCSU.

Commanding Officers / Officers Commanding

23. Corps / squadron COs and OCs Sailing / Gliding / Expedition Centres share in the responsibility for the development, training, and education of their officers. The CO must mentor, coach, and guide officers to enhance their individual military professionalism and development. The CO must ensure that all officers receive the training required by their appointments and terms of reference. COs are to ensure that candidates are fully prepared to meet course requirements, and that all pre-course preparation is carried out prior to the candidate reporting for training.

Commanding Officers of Cadet Summer Training Centres

24. The CSTC CO also shares in the responsibility for the development, training, and education for the officers attached posted to the CSTC. The CO is responsible, where feasible, for employing CIC officers in work that makes use of their training and education and develops their professional abilities through varied and progressive experience.

CIC Officers

25. CIC Officers are responsible for progressing with training as directed and pursuing self-development activities. They are also responsible for applying their professional knowledge and abilities in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

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OPI: D Cdts & JCR 6

Date: Jun 13

Amendment:  Ch 5/13

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