Deployment Services for Adults
DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Visit our Calendar of Monthly Programs & Activities for details and to register for the programs below.
Military life is an adventure that doesn’t have to stop when your CF member is away. Dare to Leap! is about taking time for yourself during deployment / work-related separations and experiencing something new or participating in an activity you love already.
No previous knowledge or skills are required to take part in the activities; just the desire to learn and have fun!
Is there a deployment / work-related separation in your family’s future? Are you drafting a never-ending list of ‘things to do’ and ‘questions to ask’?
Our Deployment Readiness Workshop will give you the information you need to help your family plan for deployment.
Whether this is your first deployment or tenth, being alone in your home can be overwhelming. Join us to learn about emergency preparedness and staying safe while your partner is away.
Come for a coffee and meet others who are also going through a work-related separation/deployment. Everyone can benefit from having a safe place to meet people who are facing similar experiences- good and not so good- and talk about the exceptional situations that come along with the military lifestyle.
DEPLOYMENT SUPPORTS FOR ADULTS
- PMFRC Mental Health Services:
The PMFRC provides confidential short-term crisis support to guide military families through difficult situations. We offer a wide range of mental health services for military families including:
- child and youth counselling
- assessments and referrals
- individual and family therapy
- marriage counselling
Family needs are assessed and referrals made within the PMFRC or appropriately directed within the community of social services of Renfrew County. To contact our Family Advocacy Coordinator, please call: (613) 687-7587 ext. 3226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mental Health Walk-In Clinic:
The PMFRC hosts a Mental Health Walk-In Clinic every Wednesday evening.
The location of the clinic alternates each week:
- On the first and third Wednesday of each month, the clinic will be held at the South Side Community Centre (1578 Wolfe Ave.)
- On the second, forth and fifth Wednesday, the clinic will be held at the Family Centre (12 Reichwald Cres.)
- Deployment Supervised Care:
The PMFRC offers three consecutive hours of subsidized care each month for families with children ages 0-12, who are experiencing a work-related separation / deployment. To register, please call (613) 687-1641 ext. 2225
Note: A Family Information Form must have been filled out by the member prior to deployment including the name of the children for verification purposes.
- Family Care Assistance Plan / Emergency Child Care:
Our team can provide you with information about creating a Family Care Plan, so your family is prepared should an emergency arise.
If you are in need of emergency child care, you can contact our office at (613) 687-1641 ext. 2226. If emergency child care is needed outside of regular office hours, call the Duty Padre at (613) 687-5511 ext. 5611.
Do you have errands to run or appointments to attend? Maybe you just need a few hours to yourself. The PMFRC's Casual Child Care service provides occasional care for children ages 0-6. Children enjoy free play, creative experiences and story time. Our fully-equipped nurseries are available for rest periods and infants are fed as required. We have locations on the North and South side for the convenience of our families.
For more information about rates and availability please call: (613) 687-1641 ext. 2225 (North side) or (613) 687-2104 ext.231 (South Side).
The Family Information Line (FIL) is a confidential, personal, bilingual and free service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to the military community. We serve Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families- immediate and extended. You can connect with them by phone at 1-800-866-4546 or by email at FIL@CAFconnection.ca
- Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP):
The CFMAP is a partnership between the Department of National Defence (DND) and Health Canada's Emergency Preparedness and Occupational Health Directorate Employee Assistance Services (EAS). The CFMAP offers confidential, voluntary, short term counselling to assist with resolving many of today's stresses at home and in the work place. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP) are here to help civilian employees and CAF personnel, veterans and their families cope with professional or personal challenges that may be impacting their health and well-being. You can reach them by phone at 1-800-268-7708 or TDD 1-800-567-5803.
DEPLOYMENT RESOURCES FOR ADULTS
OP Family Readiness Binder: This resource was created by the PMFRC to help military families organize all of their important documents and vital information in one spot as well as some material to help you stay connected as a family. With the help of information, reminders and checklists, you will feel confident knowing that your family is ready for whatever challenges may come their way during a deployment. Topics include:
- legal matters
Pets and Deployment: We understand that pets are part of the family. This resource helps you prepare your pet for the realities of a deployment.
- medical information
- home maintenance issues
- parenting through deployment
- self care... and much more
To get a hard copy, please connect with the Deployment Services team.
Deployment Newsletter: This quarterly newsletter is tailored to families experiencing a deployment and includes relevant articles, information and activities to keep you informed, balanced and connected.
Subscribe to the English Newsletter
Subscribe to the French Newsletter
Pinterest Deployment Board: Find ideas and resources on a variety of topics.
Esquimalt MFRC Deployment Podcast: Join Esquimalt MFRC as they discuss the Military Lifestyle on their Podcast.
The 5 Love Languages: Gain an understanding of how you and your partner express love in order to maintain your connection through deployment. Request the 5 Love Languages Book from your Deployment Team and take the quiz online.
APPs Available: The following APPs are recommended to help you and your family get through your deployment:
- PMFRC (YES we have our own APP!),
- mindful power (for children)