Information and Activities
BFRC - Information and Activities
Pre-Deployment & Reunion Packages
When the BFRC receives a completed Family Contact Form, an information package will be sent to the person/persons indicated on the form. The package includes information on preparing for deployment/reunion, Family Information Line, Emergency Child Care, Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program, tips for mailing care packages and more.
In addition, on a quarterly basis, information packages including the Family Separation and Reunion (FSR) Newsletter, special events, information, etc., will be mailed to deployed families.
The main purpose of the Warm-line call is to ensure that families of CF personnel and PSP employees remain connected to Base and community resources and services during separations due to operational demands. The Warm-line call is offered by staff and trained volunteers. It is not a counselling service. The role is to offer a friendly voice and a listening ear. All contacts are strictly confidential.
Pre-Deployment & Reunion Information Sessions
These sessions are available for family members of deployed CF personnel and PSP employees. Information sessions will explore the cycle of deployment and reunion. Topics may include common reactions and ways of coping while your loved one is away, preparing for homecoming and what to expect after a long deployment. Children’s Deployment Sessions are also available. Check with the Family Separation and Reunion office for upcoming session times.
Support Groups will also be offered when the need is identified by the community. Support Groups for adults and for children will be considered.
Check with the Family Separation and Reunion office for current meeting times.
The Service will conduct various activities on an annual basis. Invitations are extended to families when the CF member is away provided a Deployment Contact Form has been submitted to the Borden Family Resource Centre. These activities allow children and adults experiencing family separation due to deployment to meet, socialize and/or provide parents some personal care time. Watch for upcoming activities in the quarterly information mailings or check with the Family Separation and Reunion office.
Adopt-a-Holiday Care Packages
Adopt-a-Holiday Care Packages are provided four times throughout the year. Canadian Forces members (Regular Force and Reservist) and PSP staff whom will be deployed/absent from their families on International missions overseas or at CFS Alert for a period of thirty (30) days or more will be provided with a “Morale Mail” Package created by the Family Separation and Reunion Service in partnership with local schools, child care programs and community organizations.
705-424-1200 ext. 1542 / 3994