Activities & Workshops

Deployment Activities & Workshops

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Programs & Workshops (H&R MFRC)

Deployment Respite Child Care

Are you a military family experiencing a deployment? Deployed families may choose to access quality child care in a positive environment. Deployment Respite Child Care is a preventative option offered by the H&R MFRC to support your family’s social and mental well-being. Respite child care needs are assessed on a case-by-case basis. To access this service, families are to connect with a member of the Mental Health & Well-Being Team by calling 902-427-7788.
* The Deployment Respite Child Care program operates as an “unlicensed” child care program in accordance with provincial regulations. 

Date: Saturdays | 11am – 3pm (not offered on long weekends)
Registration Deadline: Must be pre-approved and registered by 10am on the Thursday prior 
Location: Halifax & Shearwater sites on alternating Saturdays 
Cost: No cost to family

Preparing for Deployment – Virtual Workshop 

Are you preparing for an upcoming deployment or has your loved one recently deployed? Many military families would agree that their loved one’s departure and the first few weeks away can be the most challenging parts of the deployment. This virtual workshop presents strategies and resources to assist you in managing the challenges.

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 or Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost

Preparing Children for Deployment – Virtual Workshop 

Do you have children who are experiencing the deployment of a loved one? Join us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual information class to learn ways you can support children during deployment. This class is designed for parents or caregivers. 

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 or Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost

Preparing for Reunion – Virtual Workshop

Are you preparing for your loved one’s return and looking for tips and tricks to make reintegration go smoothly? Homecoming is the most anticipated part of the deployment, however after months of waiting it may take some time and patience for your life to settle down again. This workshop provides you with information in managing the transition and reintegration phase of the deployment. Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn the same language and tools for understanding the stress, joys and challenges of reunion that your loved one will receive prior to homecoming.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 8 – 9pm
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost

Deployment Education Workshop for Adults – Preparing for Reunion 

Are you preparing for your loved one’s return and looking for tips and tricks to make reintegration go smoothly? Homecoming is the most anticipated part of the deployment, however after months of waiting it may take some time and patience for your life to settle down again. This workshop provides you with information on managing the transition and reintegration phase of the deployment. Join us to learn the same language and tools for understanding the stress, joys and challenges of reunion that your loved one will receive prior to homecoming.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9am – 12pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No cost

Deployment Education Workshop for Children aged 5 – 12 years – Preparing for reunion

Do you have children preparing for a reunion with a deployed member or loved one? Are they prepared for the joys and challenges of reintegrating with their deployed parent/ loved one? During this workshop, participants will be able to share their thoughts and feelings about reuniting with the deployed member/ loved one and learn helpful strategies to adjust to the reunion, reconnect to the returning parent and re-establish a healthy relationship with the parent.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9am – 12pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No cost

Deployment Education Workshop for Adults – Preparing for Deployment

Are you preparing for an upcoming deployment or has your loved one recently deployed? Many military families would agree that their loved one’s departure and the first few weeks away can be the most challenging parts of the deployment. This workshop presents strategies, and resources to assist you in managing the challenges.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 1 – 4pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No cost

Deployment Education Workshop for Children aged 5 – 12 years – Preparing for Deployment 

This workshop will help children express their feelings and learn strategies to cope with the challenges and changes of a deployment. It will also provide an opportunity for them to interact with others who are going through similar experiences.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 1 – 4pm
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Halifax site, H&R MFRC
Cost: No cost

Preparing Children for Reunion – Virtual Workshop 

Do you have children preparing for a Reunion with a deployed parent or loved one? Are they prepared for the joys and challenges of reintegrating with their deployed parent / loved one? During this workshop we will share helpful strategies for parents to help children adjust to the reunion, and reconnect with the returning parent.  Join us, from the comfort of your home, for this virtual information class. 

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8 – 9pm\
Registration Deadline: Day of workshop
Location: Virtually anywhere! (with Internet connection and a comfy seat)
Cost: No cost