585 Rideau Squadron welcomes you to learn about our Squadron and the Canadian Cadet Movement, Canada’s premier youth organization. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Join Cadets

First some information for young people who want to join cadets. National Command has created a website cadets/parents/guardians can use to start the process. The main page, with information about the program is canada.ca/join-cadets, you may scan the QR Code. The information collected will be sent the corps/squadron selected and you will be contacted to arrange for completion of the process.


The Commander Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (CJCR) has announced the acquisition of Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Teams for use across the Formation as CADET365, as part of the CJCR digital strategy.

CADET365 will enable all levels of the organization to conduct virtual training and engagement, on a common platform with features such as videoconferencing, live chat, file sharing, with eventual e-mail integration with CCO Net (for staff), and easy access to the Microsoft suite of office products.

  • UPDATE: CADET365 is been rolled out to cadets. Currently Level 5 and Level 4 cadets are being enrolled.

Here is a short FAQ they have prepared:

What is CADET365?

CADET365 is Microsoft Office 365 deployed for CJCR. It is a cloud-based suite of business tools such as, Word, Excel, OneNote, MS Teams and many others. This solution is being deployed to facilitate work from personal devices, improve collaboration for CCO members, and provide an alternate training delivery system.

What is Microsoft (MS) Teams?

Microsoft (MS) Teams is a component of Microsoft 365. It is a collaborative toolset to help you and your colleagues communicate. It provides an easy-to-access bridge between those working in a full-time office setting and those working at home or from other remote locations such as Corps/Sqn personnel. You can use Microsoft Teams to hold web conferences (audio, video and chat), to share information and resources.

Who will use CADET365 and for what purpose?

CADET365 will be used for CTC(Virtual) for the delivery of virtual training. Following that, CADET365 will be used by all Corps/Sqn for their own virtual engagement requirements (with Microsoft Teams) and also to collaborate and share resources and information among staff, cadets, and parents.

At some point, staff will have access to their CCO Net email @cadets.gc.ca through CADET365, from their personal asset or mobile device.

When will I get access to CADET365?

CADET365 will be introduced in a phased approach, with the priority being CTC(Virtual). The onboarding process will begin once staff and cadets have confirmed their availability for CTC(Virtual) 2021. Accounts will be distributed in batches; however, we are looking to have all users set-up in advance of the start of contracts/CTC.

The intent is for all adult staff to be on-boarded throughout the summer of 2021 but onboarding of all cadets should only start after the summer and extend over a certain period of time. Onboarding of parents (as guests) will start at a later date that have yet to be determined.

How do I get a CADET365 account?

The CADET365 team will contact you directly to notify you that a CADET365 account has been created on your behalf. Your log in information and the details to activate your account will be emailed to you once your account has been created. During the initial onboarding period accounts will be provided to those identified as staff and cadets attending CTC(Virtual). Following that the project team will follow a phased approach to roll out accounts to all members and cadets.

How do I make sure my account can be created?

For adult staff, ensuring that your CCO Net account is active is the first step in ensuring you will receive your Cadet365 account.

For cadets, they must have an up-to-date e-mail addresses and a phone number entered into Fortress in order to create their accounts. The e-mail addresses must be unique to each cadet, and accessible from the device they intend to use for CTC(Virtual).

Captain Richard Buckley CD, Commanding Officer