Programs & Services for Children & Teens

Programs & Services for Children & Teens

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Emergency Child Care

What is Emergency Childcare (ECC)?
Emergency Childcare means a need for childcare arising from an unexpected event that would prevent the parent or usual caregiver from providing care. Some examples are the sudden illness of a parent or a sudden deployment that does not allow the family sufficient time to implement their childcare plan.

Purpose

  • To help CF families meet unexpected childcare needs that are a direct result of their CF duty requirements.

  • To enhance and support Family Care Plan (FCP).

  • To support CF families during short-term crises until they are able to make longer-term child care arrangements.

Guidelines

  • ECC is available to CF families at all times, day or night.

  • Emergencies do not include recurring events during the course of a year.

  • Emergency situations are expected to be resolved within a 24 to 72 hour period.

What do I do if my Family Care Plan (FCP) falls through?
If your FCP falls through, C/MFRC is authorized to fund up to 72 continuous hours of emergency childcare in certain circumstances.

How do I access Emergency Childcare?
To access the Emergency Childcare service you need to call the KMFRC main office at ext. 5195. After hours Emergency Childcare is coordinated through the Base Duty Centre at 613-541-5010 ext. 5330