The children’s deployment support program offers support to children and their parents who may be experiencing challenges due to the military lifestyle. This support is offered in one on one sessions or in groups for both parents and children. Topics that are range from coping with separation due to deployment or training, adjusting to moves, parenting and building resiliency skills in children.
Children's Support Program
We are available to meet with you and your family before a deployment to ensure that you have a plan in place to stay connected as a family and to adjust to any changes that may occur.
If you are getting ready to deploy or are going away on training please do not hesitate to contact Kendra Bickford:
What About Me
What About Me is a deployment support group for children age 6 to 11 that runs every Wednesdays night from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This program offers support to children who are or who will be experiencing separation from a loved one due to the military lifestyle providing, them with fun hands on activities to develop coping skills. Some of the activities that we do are flat me’s, relaxation, hug pillows and memory boxes. It is not mandatory for children to attend every session but they must pre-register by Monday at Noon by calling (613) 392-2811 ext. 4582.