5019-6 Codes of Conduct

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


1. Identification

Date of Issue: 2022-08-29

Date of Verification: N/A

Application: This order applies to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and is a directive that applies to Civilian Instructors employed within the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, and to cadets registered in the Cadet Program.

Supersession: CANCDTGEN 013/21, Direction on Codes of Conduct for Youth, CAF members (working with the Cadet Program) and CIs Summer 2021

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

Office of Primary Interest (OPI): CJCR DCOS Strat Plans

Enquiries: CJCR PCC Advisor

2. Abbreviations​​

Abbreviation Complete Word or Phrase
CAF Canadian Armed Forces
CAP Cadet Activity Program
CI Civilian Instructor
CJCR Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers
COS Chief of Staff
CTC Cadet Training Centre
CTCv Virtual Cadet Training Centre
PCC Professional Conduct and Culture
RCSU Regional Cadet Support Unit

3. Definitions

Cadet. See QR (Cadets) 1.02, Definitions.

4. Policy

Context

4.1 The CJCR is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and supportive environment where everyone feels valued and is able to achieve their maximum potential. Treating each other with respect and fairness and acting and making decisions in the best interest of others are integral to maintaining a positive environment, free from all forms of discrimination, abuse, inappropriate conduct, and damaging behaviour.

Policy

4.2 There are three codes of conduct for the Cadet Program, as follows:

  1. Cadet Code of Conduct;
  2. CAF Member Code of Conduct: In Support of the Cadet Program; and
  3. Civilian Instructors Code of Conduct.

4.3 The three codes of conduct communicate expectations and obligations to help ensure a safe environment for all cadets, CAF members and CIs.

5. Annual Briefing and Signing Requirements

Administration at Corps/Squadron

5.1 All cadets and adult staff must participate in an annual briefing on, and signing of, their respective Codes of Conduct within the first 30 days of the training year. For new CAF members and CIs, initial briefs and signing must occur prior to reporting for duty. For new cadets this must occur within 15 days of registration. To comply with briefing and signing requirements, all must:

  1. participate in a briefing on their applicable code of conduct, delivered by their supervisor, or an adult supervisor in the case of a cadet, that:
    1. ensures that they are aware of, and engage in discussion on all behavioural expectations set out in their code of conduct; and
    2. provides an opportunity to ask questions of clarification.
  2. sign their code of conduct; and
  3. in the case of cadets, have a parent/guardian sign the Cadet Code of Conduct in order to:
    1. ensure the parent/guardian is aware of all behavioural expectations outlined within the Cadet Code of Conduct; and
    2. have an opportunity to ask questions of clarification.

Administration at Summer Training

5.2 At the start of each summer training session, either at a CTC or CTCv, each cadet, CAF member, and CI must:

  1. participate in a briefing on their code of conduct, delivered by their immediate supervisor, or an adult supervisor in the case of a cadet, that:
    1. ensures that they are aware of, and engage in discussion on, all behavioural expectations set out in their code of conduct; and
    2. provides an opportunity to ask questions of clarification.
  2. sign their code of conduct.

5.3 At the start of each CAP training session, each cadet, CAF member, and CI must participate in a professional conduct briefing that:

  1. ensures they are aware of, and engage in discussion on, all behavioural expectations set out in their code of conduct; and
  2. provides an opportunity to ask questions of clarification.

6. Record Keeping

6.1 Signed copies of the codes of conduct from the corps/squadron must be retained at the corps/squadron until the cadet reaches the age of 25.

6.2 Signed copies of the code of conduct from the CTC/CTCv must be retained at the CTC/CTCv and forwarded to the host RCSU at the end of the summer for file retention until the cadet reaches the age of 25.

6.3 Signed copies of the CI and CAF Codes of Conduct must be submitted annually to the RCSU J1 for inclusion on the members file in accordance with DND/CAF retention requirements.

6.4 A copy of each signed code of conduct must be provided to the respective cadet, CAF member, and CI.

7. Publication

Frequency of Publication

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

Errors/Omissions or Suggestions

7.2 Users of CJCR Gp Order are encouraged to identify any errors, omissions, or suggested orders to the attention of CJCR HQ J1 Policy.

8. References

Source References

Related References

9. Annexes

Annex A

Cadet Code of Conduct

Annex B

Canadian Armed Forces Members Code of Conduct: In Support of the Cadet Program

Annex C

Civilian Instructor Code of Conduct

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