Children's Deployment Programs & Services
Children’s Deployment Workshops
Deployment Respite Child Care
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
Thur Aug 13-Oct 1
Tues Oct 13-Dec 8
Thur Oct 15-Dec 10
*Note there are workshops for children age 5-12 listed in the School Age section.
A program for parents and children 18 months to 5 years that will explore all things deployment! Join us for fun crafts, games and activities to help your child adjust to a parent being away. Also a great opportunity to meet others who may be preparing for or going through a deployment as well. Bring your favourite travel mug to pour yourself a coffee! Note: this program is not designed for child care providers bringing multiple children. Call 250-363-2640 to register.
Location: MFRC Out of School Care
Thur Sept 17-Dec 10
Funded by donations to the MFRC, respite child care is available at no cost when a military parent is deployed for 21 consecutive days or more. You can receive one continuous 3 hour session per week up to a maximum of 4 free sessions per month. Punch cards keep track of family usage. Parents must complete registration forms and follow established guidelines. If you have unique child care needs, call the MFRC at 250-363-2640.
Age 6-18 months
Age 18 months-5 years
Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-4pm
Call 250-363-2674 to reserve.
Book up to 8 days in advance if deployed.
*Additional sessions are available at a rate of $15 per 3 hour session per child for those between 6-18 months in age and $12 per 3 hour session for those 18 months to 5 years old.