Virtual Programs: Recordings

We’re quite proud of the wealth of programs we offer military families all from the comfort of their own home through our virtual programs. Whenever we can, we’ll update this page with recordings from past sessions.
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MILITARY LIFE


Transitioning from CAF to Civilian Life (w. Russ and Lucie Morel Mann): The journey from Canadian Armed Forces member to civilian life has many challenges and celebrations for the entire family. Click here to listen to the recording.

Military Lodgings for Families: Learn tips on saving money when vacationing or visiting a deployed military family member. Click here to listen.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Click here to listen to the history and stories of Vimy (in recognition of the 100-year anniversary).

Coffee and Chat with New CAF Families: Click here to listen.

International Women’s Day Celebration 2016: Hear from three inspirational Canadian women: Karen McCrimmon, Laura Earl Middleton, and Cyndi Mills. Click here to listen.

International Women's Day Celebration 2017: Hear from three inspirational Canadian women: Christine Gordon Manley, Kendra Mellish, and Heather Witherden. Click here to listen.

Supporting Children with Reunion & Reintegration: Click here to listen

Supporting Children with Deployment: Click here to listen

Virtual Ceilidh: in celebration of Military Family Services Programs 25 years of support to Canadian Armed Forces families.  Click here to listen (and get your feet ready to tap!). A party gathering with singing and storytelling

The Family Care Plan: Giving you tips and insight on how to plan for an emergency in your household. Click here to listen to the recording.

The Caregivers’ Brigade: an award winning website sharing more than 130 resources & organizations in a one stop shop, that are available for CAF families. Click here to listen to the recording.

CFOne Appreciation Program: Learn how, as a CAF member or family member, you are entitled to a variety of discounts and offers in recognition of your service, sacrifices, and dedication. Click here to listen.

CFOne Card: the one card you need to access programs and services delivered by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) including DFit, CANEX Rewards, CF Appreciation, Support Our Troops and Scholarships. Click here to register now.

Military 101: Learn about the basic structure of the Canadian Armed Forces.

True Patriot Love: Care for the Caregiver Sessions 2017: Presented by the Bell TPL Fund.
  • Operation Care for the Caregiver - Caregivers' Brigade. Click here to listen to a recording with Jeanette Mcleod, Paula Ramsay, and Marie Andree Malette, founders of the Caregivers' Brigade team, which is made up of spouses of ill and injured serving military members and veterans who have loated resources to assist and benefit other families.
  • Operation Care for the Caregiver - COPE Program. Click here to listen to a recording of Chris and Kathryn Linford, co-founders of the COPE Program, based on strategies that worked for them during their two-decade battle with PTSD in the home.
  • Operation Care for the Caregiver - Alannah Gilmore. Click here to listen to Alannah Gilmore—veteran, ret'd SGT, and medic of 23 years. Alannah is a mother of two young daughters and spouse to a severely wounded solider. Since retiring, she continues to serve with the veteran community as a volunteer Veteran Advocate working on the Minister of Veteran Affairs' Advisory Group on Families and also with the Legion's new OSI Special Section as an executive on behalf of families.
True Patriot Love: Care for the Caregiver Sessions 2016: Presented by the Bell TPL Fund.
  • Operation Building Bridges – Jody Mitic: Retired Canadian sniper, inspirational speaker, and author of Unflinching. Click here to listen.
    Operation Building Bridges – Vince Savoia: Ex-paramedic and founder of Tema Conter Memorial Trust talks about PTSD in first responders and the military. Click here to listen to the recording.
    Operation Building Bridges – She is Fierce–Musings of a Canadian Military Spouse:
    Listen to the engaging Kim Mills talk about resiliency as a military spouse.

     

FINANCIAL

Canadian Defence Banking Program: Available through Bank of Montreal. Click here to listen in English and learn about benefits available to you; Click here to listen in French.

Mortgage and Money Sense: BMO Canadian Community Defence Community Bank share info on how to make the most of your mortgage and other money-saving tips. Click here to listen.

Budget 101: Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. Sticking to your budget, we will show you how. Click here to listen.

Making Important Financial Decisions at Release: Sources of income, pension; deferred/immediate or transfer value, severance and investment decisions. Click here to listen.

Your Credit Rating and why it matters: Credit Rating—what is it and how do you keep it high?  What you need to know about your credit rating.  Click here to listen. 

Veteran Family Pilot Program Finance Information MeetingClick here to listen.

Taxes – Income Tax Basics: Learn tips and tricks to reduce your taxes and how to file your income tax return. This session is ideal for CAF families including your young adults. Click here to listen.
 

HEALTH

How to Talk to Children About Stressful Events. Click here to listen to the recording in English; Click here to listen in French.

DFIT: DFIT.ca for Families and Veterans introduces a complimentary online resource featuring general fitness and a more family- friendly, total lifestyle approach to active living. Click here to listen in English; Click here to listen in French.

The Gift of Life: Information about stem cell registry, organ and bone marrow donation. Click here to listen.

FAMILY

WeeSleep (Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant): Learn some tips on getting more sleep for the whole family! Click here to listen.

Teach your infant/toddler to sign: Learn how to improve communication with your infant/toddler through signing. Click here to listen.

Scholarship Information Recording: Learn about the Support our troops scholarships and many other great resources to help pay for post-secondary education.

Scholarship Open-Forum: Learn more about post-secondary scholarships for military families by hearing directly from organizations who grant them. Click here to listen to the recording. 

NEW SKILLS

Linkedin: Enjoy this recording on ways to maximize the social networking site Linkedin as an employment networking resource.

Home Staging: Click here to learn more about increasing your chance of selling your home through home staging.