Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission & Vision

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Our Mission & Vision

Mission
The mission should be understood and accepted by all stakeholders. The Military Family Services Program mission is to:

"Promote and facilitate community based military family servcies that strengthen Canadian Forces families and communities."

Values
The Military Family Service Program:
  • Acknowledges the unique nature of family and community life within the CF
  • Respects the inherent strengths of CF families
  • Embraces inclusion, diversity and community participation

Principles
The Military Family Service Program:
  • Supports the achievement of MFSP goals in diverse and flexible ways
  • Operates in an accountable and transparent manner
  • Promotes an environment of equality and respect
  • Works collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • Builds mutually supportive partnerships with the CF and the broader community to enhance individual, family and comunity development within the CF
  • Recognizes the interdependent nature of individual, family and community life
  • Recognizes the inherent resources, skills and capacities of CF families
  • Encourages and recognizes the importance of life-long learning, mutual assistance and support
  • Promotes leadership, volunteerism and participation in all aspects of community development
  • Works towards providing safe, secure family and community environments
  • Respects the integrity of all those involved in the Program
  • Ensures confidentiality of personal information
  • Continually seeks to improve practice 
  • Advocates for policies, services and systems that strengthen CF communities and enhance the well-being of military families
Goals
Goal statements identify what an individual or organization hopes to achieve. Goals are broad and difficult to measure, but provide guidance and direction for specific objectives. MFSP goals are:
  • To help families of CF members manage the stresses associated with the unique characteristics of the military lifestyle
  • To enhance the quality of life in CF communities by supporting personal, family and community development
  • To foster the active and meaningful participation of CF families - and in particular, civilian spouses of CF members - in the development, delivery and evaluation of military family services
  • To contribute to the operational effectiveness of the CF by strengthening CF families and communities