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Message from the Chair:
Welcome to August!

This month, we recognize Warriors' Day at the CNE, in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, and the 76th Anniversary of the beginning of the Italian Campaign. 

The Warriors' Day parade is a celebration and recognition of those who served, and continue to serve today. Since 1921, the Parade has provided an opportunity to celebrate the military community of Toronto, and to show appreciation for the gift of sacrifice and service given to us by our Veterans and present Servicemen and Women. 

The TMFRC will have representation at the CAF booth at the CNE throughout the duration of the exhibition, and will also be represented at Warriors' Day on 18 August. We hope you will come find us if you are attending!

As we move into the Fall, the Board is busy preparing for our Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 6:00 pm. The AGM is an opportunity for the Board to speak directly to the community, to share our initiatives, successes and future plans. We hope you will join us to share in the discussions. This year, we are excited to share our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan with our membership.

A main part of the AGM is voting of new members to the Board. If you are interested in joining the Board as a Director, we welcome applications. Interested parties can contact me directly at marsali.federico@TorontoMFRC.ca. 

We wish you all a great summer, and look forward to engaging with you as we move forward.

Best,
Marsali
Chair of the Board of Directors
August 2019


What We Do

The Toronto MFRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with a mandate of majority military family member representation, which reports through a governance and oversight structure to the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services Branch (CFMWS) through Military Family Services (MFS).

Board members are elected by the Community. We assess local needs, in order to avoid duplication of community services and resources, while determining priorities, providing leadership, and ensuring the mandated delivery of the national Military Family Services Program. The Board of Directors provides governance and oversight through the lens of proper support for our families, helping the Executive Director in setting strategic direction and guiding implementation of activities and programming.  

Membership
The Board welcomes new members! Are you a passionate advocate for military and veteran families? Do you want to help the TMFRC improve our offerings and meet our goals? Consider joining the Board!

We meet the third Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 pm, at the Centre. 
Unable to attend in person? We can accommodate you via phone/web!

Interested members may email the Board Chair at marsali.federico@torontomfrc.ca.


Executive
Chair: Marsali Federico
Vice Chair: Jasmine Krlin-Quesnelle
Treasurer: Ann Ward
Secretary: Emily Callaghan

Directors
Zatoon Anwar
Marilyn Daniel-Awong
Marilyn Lawson-Dickinson
Reg Quesnelle
Simon Wells
Nicholas Mouchet

Ex-Officio Members
Executive Director, Toronto MFRC
Carolyn Clark

Commanding Officer's Representative​, representing the CO, 4 CDSG Personnel Support Services
Captain Kevin Brady, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Garrison Toronto

Other Local Unit Representatives
Major Robert Ryan, 4th Canadian Divison Headquarters
Lieutenant Cameron Rose, 32 Canadian Brigade Group
Master Corporal Patricia Coulas, Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment
Vacant, Canadian Forces College