Deployment Support Information For Family Members
The MFRC offers a number of resources and programs to support families as you are planning for departure, during deployment, and during the reunion/reintegration phase of the deployment cycle.

Have you heard about Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) and other programs designed specifically for military family members? Please contact us for more information!
We look forward to working with you, and hope to stay connected long after the deployment is over.
Information about all aspects of military life can be found at 

Have you filled out your Family Information Form?
For information about programs and resources in your area, please call or email us:
Rebeca Sousa Family Separation & Reunion Coordinator
519-660-5275 x5432   Rebeca Sousa
Donna Pickering, Hamilton Region Program Coordinator
905-972-4000 x6623   Donna Pickering
Erin Jordan, Windsor - Essex Region Program Coordinator
(519)254-4373 x6257 Erin Jordan
Of special interest:
  • Family Information Line counsellors are available 24/7, 365 days a year; contact them any time, for any reason. 1-800-866-4546  
  • If your loved one is deployed overseas, you can mail parcels through the MFRC at no charge. Click here for further information.
  • If you have children, Parenting from Afar is an excellent resource to keep in your parenting toolbox!
Please ensure you have completed a Family Care Plan. If you do not have one, please contact Denise O'Neill, PSI Coordinator or 519-660-5275 x5432.  

Emergency childcare is available through the MFRC for up to the first 96 hours, and a portion of childcare costs for the next four days, if required by the emergency. Emergencies do not include foreseeable events.  

You are eligible to receive ‘Take a Break’ Funding to cover the cost of child care once each month, to provide time for self-care during the deployment. To register, please contact the coordinator from your area, listed above.