Emergency Child Care

Emergency Child Care


Emergency Child Care Childcare arising from an unexpected event.

Emergency Child Care

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.


  • To help the 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.
  • 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/FRC is authorized to fund up to 72 continuous hours of emergency childcare in certain circumstances. 

For more information, please contact the KMFRC's main office at (613) 541-5010 X5195, or at kmfrc@forces.gc.ca
After hours, please contact the Family Information Line at 1-800-866-4546