United We Stand, Together We’re Strong
We’re a proud not-for-profit whose aim is to instill leadership and honourable values in our Canadian youth to inspire them to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
856 Squadron is an Air Cadet Squadron located in Pickering, Ontario. With over 150 cadets, our youth organization promotes good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness, and supports the interest of youth in the sea, land, and air activities of the Canadian Forces.
856 Air Cadets parades at the East Shore Community Centre on Wednesday nights between 1830hrs – 2130hrs. Due to COVID-19, all of our activities are currently virtual.
What You Can Learn
Sore to great heights by flying a glider or power aircraft. Keep the momentum going by earning a pilot license!
Build shelters, start fires, eat MREs oh my! Learn survival skills to survive the great outdoors.
Get right on target, through superior training and participating in Olympic marksmanship style competitions.
Get ready to take charge! Learn to become a great leader by developing your skills and having the opportunity to lead cadets.
Hit the high notes with the band. Explore traditions of marching music while enhancing teamwork and leadership skills.
Learn ATTEN-TION to detail along with discipline, self-awareness and teamwork skills.
Canadian Armed Forces
Learn about the different opportunities available in all elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Learn the ‘A’lpha, ‘B’ravo, ‘C’harlie’s of instruction inside and outside a typical classroom setting.
Get active and move! Try out some sports and increase your physical activity.
Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering
Our Fundraising Partners
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606
Real Canadian Superstore
Ready to Join?