Effective Speaking


• To provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to increase their self confidence; increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas through the development and delivery of prepared and impromptu speeches;

• To promote the citizenship component of local squadron training;

•  To provide a focus at the Local, Regional/Wing, Provincial/Territorial, and National levels, to promote and encourage Air Cadets to participate in an optional activity that will provide them with an opportunity to acquire effective speaking skills through instruction and practice in a structured, competitive and non-judgmental environment;

•  To increase public awareness regarding the citizenship and leadership aspects of the Air Cadet program at the national, provincial and local levels.

•  To provide the opportunity for Cadets to compete at the Squadron, Regional, Provincial and National Level as directed by the Air Cadet League


In the Air Cadet program, we use words such as leadership, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, good citizenship. Cadets who participate in the effective speaking program will learn all of these things. The skills they learn here will help them immeasurably in other areas of their life as well, whether they are making class presentations in secondary school, or later, interviewing for admission to professional faculties at universities, making presentations to colleagues at work, leading volunteer organizations, running for public office.

With the stated Aim above, we are fortunate that we have volunteers from local Toastmasters’ Clubs that, as a guiding framework, are able to use the Toastmasters’ Youth Leadership Program. Learn more about this program.