Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness


Confidential Counselling Services

The MFRC Meaford now offers confidential Counselling Services in your own community.
By partnering with professionals in the communities of Owen Sound, Collingwood and Meaford who have the knowledge to support the unique needs of military families, we are able to offer you family assistance in ways that meet the ever changing CAF lifestyle, offering strategies you can use to manage your own life.
This service is provided FREE of charge to CAF families looking to adapt new skills and adjust to life challenges, such as:
  • New Schools 
  • Adjusting to New Communities 
  • Educational Assessments 
  • Mental Health and Wellness 
  • Transitioning to Civilian Life 
  • Marriage and Couples Counselling 
  • Youth Counselling
  • Parenting and Co-parenting
Whatever your unique needs are, the goal is to give you and your family ways to effectively work together to make the changes less disruptive. This service is confidential and billed through Personal ID # so that it is private and confidential when the billing takes place.
For more information contact the MFRC Meaford @ 519-538-1371 ext. 6509 to find out the many resources to support you and your family.

Family Information Line (FIL)
As a member or the loved one of a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member, you can contact the Family Information Line (FIL) for any support you may need as a result of the unique nature of military life. The FIL offers confidential, personal and bilingual assistance. Our counsellors can help your family obtain information, and provide reassurance, support and referral to the various services offered to CAF families.

FIL counsellors provide supportive counselling seven days a week, 24 hours a day. By calling the FIL, you will be connected to friendly, experienced professionals who are well-versed on CAF communities and services. Our counsellors can also connect you with helpful national and local resources, including your local Military Family Resource Centre.

  • 1-800-866-4546 (North America)
  • 00-800-771-17722 (International)
  • 1-613-995-5234 (Collect calls)