10061 JCR Program Finance

Cadets and Junior Canadian Ranger Group Order (CJCR Gp O)

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  1. Identification
  2. Abbreviations
  3. Definitions
  4. Financial Direction for the JCR Program
  5. Junior Canadian Rangers
  6. Strathcona Trust
  7. Publication
  8. References
  9. Annex

1. Identification

Date of Issue: 2021-03-19

Date of Verification: n/a

Application: This order applies to DND/CAF personnel who provide support to the JCR Program.

SupersessionJCRATO 67-01, Finance

Approval Authority: This order is issued under the authority of the Comd CJCR.

Office of Primary Interest (OPI): DCOS Strat Plans

Enquiries: CJCR/CA HQ LO

2. Abbreviations

Abbreviation Complete Word or Phrase
CA Canadian Army
CAF Canadian Armed Forces
CJCR Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers
CR Canadian Ranger
CRPG Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
DAOD Defence Administrative Orders and Directives
ETS Enhanced Training Session
FAA Financial Administration Act
FY Financial Year
JCR Junior Canadian Ranger
NMC National Marksmanship Championship
QR (Cadets) Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Cadet Organizations
ROE Record of Employment
RPSR Revised Pay System for Reserves
RTU Return to Unit

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3. Definitions

Enhanced training session. ETSs are activities outside of regular JCR training and are designed to complement the community-level program. ETSs often provide a chance for JCRs to travel away from home, and should include activities that JCRs could not participate to within their own patrols.

4. Financial Direction for the JCR Program

4.1 JCR Program funding and financial framework may change from year to year based on circumstances and business planning.

Annual Allocation Letter

4.2 The Vice Chief of Defence Staff annual allocation letter provides financial direction to the CA with regards to JCR Program delivery and the expenditure of funds. The letter confirms the resources allocated to the JCR Program for the FY from the corporate account for the youth programs (C120).

4.3 The annual direction outlines baseline funding for the upcoming FY and details information such as:

  1. allocation breakdown by division, CRPG and activity;
  2. expectations for use of allocated funding;
  3. organization and establishment;
  4. resource constraints;
  5. instructions for financial management and comptrollership; and
  6. reporting requirements.

Contracting and Procurement

4.4 Contracting and procurement for the JCR Program must be conduct in accordance with DAOD 1016-0, Expenditure Management and the FAA. Additional instructions and direction can be made available through CRPG’s respective chain of command (eg, Division G8).

Financial System of Record

4.5 The Defence Resource Management Information System is the financial system of record for the JCR Program. Additional instructions and direction can be made available through CRPG’s respective chain of command (eg, Division G8).

Financial Coding

4.6 The Internal Order structure for the JCR Program is determined by each CRPG. Additional instructions and direction can be made available through CRPG’s respective chain of command (eg, Division G8).

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5. Junior Canadian Rangers


5.1 JCRs do not have entitlements or compensation reimbursements like CAF Members or government employees. JCRs will not receive compensation for equipment usage.

Training Bonus

5.2 JCRs attending an ETS may be provided a training bonus in accordance with QR (Cadets) 17.13 – Training Bonus - Cadets. The purpose of the training bonus is to provide JCRs an allocation for personal expenses while attending training and to reduce the potential for hardship or social barriers.

5.3 The parameters for the training bonus are as follows:

  1. JCRs must attend five or more days of training. JCRs are not provided a training bonus for travel days to and from the activity;
  2. The training bonus is at a rate of $10.00 per day to a maximum of $60.00 per week and $360.00 per ETS;
  3. JCRs should be provided an advance for the first week of the activity as soon as practical. Other payments will be made periodically during the remainder of the activity;
  4. JCRs who are returned to their unit are only provided the training bonus for training days completed, regardless of the reason of the RTU, and
  5. Staff JCRs are not paid a training bonus.

Staff JCR

5.4 Being a Staff JCR is considered advanced training. In accordance with QR (Cadets) 7.15PayStaff Cadets, a Staff JCR is not entitled to a training bonus. Staff JCRs receive a set rate of pay based on the rank they hold at the ETS. They are not eligible for pay level or incentive pay category increases. Staff JCRs are paid for travel days and training days while at ETS.

Note: Pay for Staff JCRs is to be entered in RPSR under the “Staff Cadet” role. Details to be promulgated under SEPCOR.


5.5 Meal entitlements are outlined in CJCR Gp Order 10061, JCR Program Logistics.

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6. Strathcona Trust

6.1 The Strathcona Trust supports the improvement of physical and intellectual capabilities of youth in Canada, by encouraging habits of self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism through supporting the JCR reward and recognition participation in the NMC.

6.2 The host Div / CRPG must submit requests for funding to the Strathcona Trust Executive Council by 01 October each year. Confirmation of funds will be provided by Strathcona Trust Executive Council not later than end October.

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7. Publication

Frequency of Publication

7.1 Annual or more frequent review and updates, as required.

Errors/Omissions or Suggestions

7.2 Users of this document are encouraged to identify any errors, omissions or suggested orders to the attention of CJCR/CA HQ LO.

8. References

Source References

Related References

9. Annex

Annex A

CRPG Human Resource Allocation

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