Cadet Harrassment and Abuse Prevention
The Canadian Cadet Movement has always prided itself on providing a stimulating, challenging and safe programme to Canadian Youth. Through a variety of activities, the CCM has consistently delivered one of the best youth programmes in Canada. I am pleased to inform you of the creation of yet another quality training programme for the cadets.
The Cadet Harassment and
Abuse Prevention programme (CHAP) is an age-sensitive programme that deals
with harassment, abuse and assault issues. This programme will be
CHAP was created by the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces in cooperation with experts from Consulting and Audit Canada and the Canadian Red Cross Society, in consultation with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Secretary of State for Children and Youth. CHAP is specifically geared towards youth and will be delivered at the local Cadet unit and Cadet Summer Training Centres by qualified leaders in the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC).
The CHAP training programme was officially approved by the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff on the morning of 27 April 1999. Training has begun during the summer of 1999 at the 27 Cadet Summer Training Centres for approximately 23,000 members of the Canadian Cadet Movement.
The CCM has a strong commitment
to making better citizens for Canada. The CCM is