The Air Cadet Organization is possible through a partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL). On 9 April 1941, the Air Cadet League received a Dominion Charter. This Charter officially established the Air Cadet League.
- Below the National level, both DND and the ACL has subordinate groups at a Provincial or Regional level, then at an Area or Zone level and again at the Squadron level.
- Locally, the Squadron Commanding Officer and the Squadron Sponsoring Committee Chairperson work together to produce a dynamic, fun and interesting program for the Cadets.
- Generally speaking, Cadets who have a question or issue can speak with any person in any of these positions
- Squadrons tend to encourage Cadets follow the ‘Chain of Command’. That is, for them to report to their Flight Sergeant or the Squadron Warrant Officer (essentially their supervisor). If they do not get a resolution, Cadets are free to speak with any of the Squadron Staff.
- The typical Squadron Organization Chart will look something like this: