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Sue Madden of Irving Tissue is Elected Vice President of the Air Cadet League of Canada

Years of volunteerism led to her new role and upcoming international chaperoning experience

Giving back to organizations that have a positive impact in the communities where we live and work is important to J.D. Irving. Sue Madden, Finance Manager at the Irving Tissue plant in Toronto is an example of an individual who gives her time and resources back to her community. Madden was recently elected into the joint role of Vice President and National Treasurer with the Air Cadet League of Canada. 

Madden’s two sons sparked her interest in the organization when they joined the program in 2005. As a Cadet mom, Madden began volunteering by serving coffee and cake at squadron award ceremonies in Moncton. 

Throughout her 14 years of service with the Air Cadet League of Canada, she has been involved at the local and provincial level in New Brunswick, and in 2017, she began at the national level in Ontario.  

“I feel as though it is my responsibility to give back to the Air Cadet League of Canada, a program that has given my boys so much,” said Madden. “I’m proud to support an organization that encourages leadership, community service and physical fitness among young individuals, while highlighting the Canadian Forces.” 

In Madden’s new volunteer role, she will continue to manage the finances on the civilian side of the Air Cadet League of Canada and support the organization’s fundraising initiatives. Madden also participates in the organization’s annual general meeting, which rotates to a different Canadian province or territory every year.   

In the spirit of not slowing down, Madden has been offered the opportunity to be a chaperon on the Air Cadets’ International Exchange trip to the United Kingdom this summer. During the 16-day trip, she will visit various tourist attractions and Air Force bases around the London area. 

“This will be the first time many of these cadets travel outside of Canada. I look forward to experiencing this trip through their eyes,” said Madden. “I am grateful to work for a company that supports my volunteering initiatives and recognizes the value in giving back to organizations that have a positive impact on our employees and their families.”