Updated: 25 May 2020
- FAQ – COVID-19 Impact on Training
- Mental Health Resources
- COVID-19 Public Health Information (Links)
The impact of COVID-19 is far reaching and has resulted in unprecedented changes for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. 918 Griffon Squadron is no exception. This page will assist our cadets and greater Squadron family in addressing some of the common questions asked about how COVID-19 has impacted cadet training, some of the alternative solutions and impact mitigation available, and some resources to assist.
Q. How long is the COVID-19 activity cancellation? Answer
Q. Will there be any cadet events or activities before next training year?Answer
Q. When will cadets return to normal? Answer
Q. Will my next promotion be denied or delayed due to this cancellation? Answer
Q. My next promotion requires a training activity that has been cancelled (ex: CFA, FTX, etc.) due to COVID-19. Will my promotion be delayed because of this? Answer
Q. Will this cancellation of activities affect our time of service in cadets?Answer
Q. Will I still pass/qualify for my current proficiency level? Answer
Q. Will assessments and exams for level 3 and 4 specifically continue? If so, are there any details on how they will continue? Answer
Q. How will the missed training be “caught up”? Answer
Q. Will there still be an Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR)? Answer
Q. Will there still be medals and annual awards presented/awarded this training year? Answer
Q. Will there still be summer training courses (“camps”)? Answer
Q. Will cadets who are selected for 2020 advance training opportunities and are not ageing out this year, be given priority for similar opportunities next year? Answer
Q. Will senior cadets be provided with an opportunity to serve and be employed as Staff Cadets over the summer? Answer
Q. I miss cadets! How can I connect with other members of the Squadron? Answer
Q. Were there any other events not on Discord that are planning to happen? Answer
Q. Will there be more online meetings / virtual parades / live events? Answer
Q. How will this situation affect the intake of cadets? What if it extends into September 2020? Answer
Q. Is the band going to continue having band practices over Discord? Answer
Q. When will the age-out ceremony for WO1 Wong happen? Answer
Didn’t see your question answered? Have some concerns? Please contact the Commanding Officer.
- Kids Help Phone P: 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through their website, cadets can connect whenever they want, however they want. The service is completely confidential.
- Canadian Forces Members Assistance Program (CFMAP)
The CFMAP is a partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and Health Canada’s Emergency Preparedness and Occupational Health Directorate Employee Assistance Services (EAS). The CFMAP offers confidential, voluntary, short term counselling to assist with resolving many of today’s stresses at home and in the work place. CIC Officers and Cadets are eligible for this program.
- Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained Volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed, help get Canadians back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues. You can access educational resources and immediate support crisis lines without creating an account.
- Mental Health Help Line – P:1-877-303-2642
Alberta Health Services (AHS) 24-hour help line for mental health.
- AHS Help in Tough Times Website
AHS Website/portal to a wide range of mental health resources.
- Always There Mobile Chat App (Apple App Store, Google Play)
Kids Help Phone app for live mobile chat
- CAF PSP Virtual Fitness Schedule
CAF Personnel Support Program is running live sessions with PSP Fitness Instructors for free. Check the link for the fitness schedule and join the session that interests you.
- Headspace App
Introduction to mindfulness and meditation.
- Disaster Response Network (Psychologists’ Association of Alberta)
The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta would like to help those Albertan’s who are experiencing distress due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Their Disaster Response Network members are offering pro-bono psychological services with priority for health care providers and first responders traumatized by recent events. This is not a crisis line or a referral service but pro-bono support from volunteer psychologists for 1 to 3 sessions for those in need. To access this service, contact the PAA Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 424-0294 or Toll Free 1-888-424-0297
- Government of Canada COVID-19 Website
- Government of Alberta COVID-19 Website
- World Health Organization COVID-19 Website