MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule
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MFS/MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule

FAMILY / ADULTS / CHILDREN & YOUTH
Welcome To the Borden Family Resource Centre
An information session about the services the Borden Family Resource Centre offers.  
Brought to you by the Borden MFRC.
Time: 31 August 2021 at 3:30 EST
Platform: Zoom
Registration: bordenfamilyresourcecentre@gmail.com
Podcast “Wisdom For Wellness"
KMFRC staff and hosts Sarah Green, RSW, and Sam Galati, RSSW, talk to experts about topics that concern you. Hear about the latest research on treatment and early detection of depression, find out what strategies can help your child or teen combat anxiety, how you can help a loved one struggling with PTSD, or how change and transitions can be transformative. The last Thursday of each month, Sarah and Sam welcome a guest to explore some aspect of mental health and wellness. Available on Spotify & Apple or through this link.

Brought to you by the Kingston MFRC.
Date: Monthly on the last Thursday of each month with recording and French transcripts available.
Platform: Spotify, Apple podcast
Link: www.kmfrc.com/wellness
VFP Bi-Weekly Newsletter
A curated newsletter with information for medically releasing CAF members, medically released Veterans, and their families. This newsletter compiles information from VFP local programming, KMFRC, and community programming that is relevant and available to the above families. Each newsletter has information from all eight of the domains of wellness.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Kingston.
Time: Bi-Weekly on Friday
Platform: Email
To register for the VFP Newsletter, please email: vfpkmfrc@gmail.com
Topic: Stay and Play Away
Description: An opportunity for families with children aged 0-6yrs old to connect with each other 

Brought to you by the MFRC in Borden.
Dates: Reoccurring, every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 10:30am (EST)
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Please contact laurentriemstra.bfrc@gmail.com
Topic: Educational Video Workshops
Description: 5 to 10-minute workshops in English and French on various topics to equip families and meet their needs.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Montreal.
Time: Every 2 weeks
Registration: Contact Josiane Lague, josianne.lague@forces.gc.ca

Topic: Community Coffee and Chat
Description: What does it mean to be brave? Provides opportunity for virtual social connections through discussion.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Toronto.
Time: Every Wednesday
Registration: Contact Jamie McKay/Joanne O'Connor, info@TorontoMFRC.ca
ADULTS
French Conversation Club #2
Tutor-led courses; The new LRDG hybrid language training program gives learners access to course material via an online learning portal and weekly, tutor-led virtual group conversation sessions. No sessions on holidays.

Brought to you by the Comox MFRC.
Time: Every 6 weeks from Sept to June. Next session Thursday 4th March 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00pm PST
Language: Bilingual
Platform: Zoom, LRDG
Registration: francais.french@comoxmfrc.ca
English Conversation Club #2
Tutor-led courses; The new LRDG hybrid language training program gives learners access to course material via an online learning portal and weekly, tutor-led virtual group conversation sessions. No sessions on holidays.
Brought to you by the Comox MFRC.

Time: Every 6 weeks from Sept to June. Next session Monday 1th March 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30am PST
Language: Bilingual
Platform: Zoom, LRDG
Registration: francais.french@comoxmfrc.ca
Conversation on the introduction to military reality for new families
Did your partner join the military? Is your daughter starting her recruit course? What happens next? This conversation is an introduction to military reality.

Presented by the Valcartier MFRC
Language: French
Platform: Google podcast, Apple Podcast and Spotify / CRFMV
Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-286157336/la-vie-militaire-101
Military life 101
Online workshop to familiarize yourself with military reality, the stages of this way of life, the challenges, the associated terminology, etc.

Presented by the Valcartier MFRC.
Time: Offered when sufficient number of registrations
Language: French
Platform: MS Teams
Information and registration: absencemutation@crfmv.com
Topic: Demystifying Your Family’s Transition
Description: In this series of presentations the PMFRC Veteran Family Program Coordinator will be speaking with various guests about the challenges facing CF Members and their families as they go through the medical release process -  and the programs and services available to support them. 
Session One – We speak with a Family Liaison Officer about the mental and emotional challenges that a family may experience.
Session Two – Learn more about the Veteran Family Program and the services it provides for families across Canada.
Session Three- We will speak with a representative from SISIP re: financial considerations during the transition process
 
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Registration: Online
Sessions are pre-recorded and available for registrants
Topic: Exceptional Families
Description A peer-support program for adults from families with special needs. 
In addition to the opportunity to discuss current challenges, guest speakers are sometimes invited to join these sessions

Time: First Thursday of every month
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Registration: Online
Topic: Hello Heroes
Description: ‘Hello Hero’ is an online course designed to assist and support families dealing with an Operational Stress Injury resulting from their service. Modules include understanding PTSD, self care for spouses, and how PTSD effects their child and the broader family unit.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Calgary
Language: English
Link: https://app.waiverelectronic.com/render/templateByRefId/5f85ef3041c0da0323a8916d
Topic: Employment - Advice for interviews
Description: Helping adults in the stages relating to job searching. 

Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/-rnAEfmg8lQ 

Topic: Employment - Advice for interviews
Description: Help the military spouse with job searches in the occasional face of judgment and possible discrimination. Highlighting qualities that the military reality often bring, as seen by a potential employer.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/bsbgy9FYaaM

Topic: Parental Advocacy Support
Description: Support for parents wishing information or advocating for support from community agencies, schools and child care centers.

Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay
Time: Anytime
Registration: Diane Sarrazin-Dubeau, diane.northbaymfrc@gmail.com

Topic: Care for the Caregiver virtual presentation (Veteran Family Program)
Description: An Operational Stress Injuries virtual presentation aimed at providing strategies for coping, and resources to assist Caregivers. Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay.

Start Date: 8/5/2020
Time: Every 4 months
Registration: vfcnorthbay2@gmail.comvfcnorthbay1@gmail.com

Topic: Safety Net online presentation (Veteran Family Program)
Description: How to identify intimate partner violence at the workplace and increase awareness and understanding. Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay.

Time: Every 4 Months
Registration: vfcnorthbay1@gmail.com

Topic: OSI Support Giver Group
Description: In partnership, OSISS and the Family Liaison Officer offer a virtual group for individuals supporting a loved one with an OSI. Open to Military, Veteran, and RCMP families.

Brought to you by the MFRC in Toronto.
Time: Mondays 1830hrs, Fridays 1130hrs EST
Registration: Contact Reba.Fleury@TorontoMFRC.ca

CHILDREN & YOUTH
FRIENDS for Life
Is a social skills and resilience program designed to reduce anxiety and build resiliency. It also assists in improving social-emotional skills, focus, confidence, empathy and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions. For youth aged between 8-10 years.

Brought to you by the Borden MFRC.
Time: Every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm EST
Platform: Zoom
Registration: laurentriemstra.bfrc@gmail.com
Bully B.R.A.V.E Mental Health during Covid Workshop
Learn about Mental Health, normal stress vs over stress and learn tips to manage the ups and downs of life. Also, engage in discussion about Covid-19 and the impact it has on mental health. For Youth aged between 15-18 years.

Brought to you by the Borden MFRC.
Time: Every Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm EST
Platform: Zoom
Registration: a.sedorebfrc@gmail.com
Topic: Family Story Time - A kiss goodbye

Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/dfUTDauVf0s

Topic: Teen Centre
Description: The Teen Centre is a place where military teens have a chance to connect with other teens living the military life. During our closure we still chat regularly and connect with each other while doing crafts, playing games or and having virtual parties.

Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay.
Time: Multiple times a week
Registration: Contact Shannon Mason, shannon.northbaymfrc@gmail.com