Children's Deployment Workshop
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Children's Deployment Programs & Services

Children’s Deployment Workshops

Help your young child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance.
Age 3-5 years
Location: CPAC

Deployment Respite Child Care

Free respite child care is available for one continuous 3 hour session per week up to a maximum of 4 free sessions per month when a military parent is deployed (or away for work-related reasons) for 21 consecutive days or more. Punch cards keep track of family usage. Parents must complete registration forms and follow established guidelines. Donations to the MFRC make this program possible. If you have unique child care needs, call the MFRC at 250-363-2640.
Ages 6-18 months
Tues-Fri 9am-noon
Ages 18 months-5 years
Tues & Thur 9am-noon & 1-4pm
Fri 9am-noon (please note: During July and August, this morning session will move to the afternoons)
Sat 9am-noon 
Call 250-363-2674 to reserve.
Book up to 8 days in advance if deployed.
*Additional sessions are available at $15 per 3 hour session for 6-18 months and $12 per 3 hour session for 18 months to 5 years.