Special Newsletter/Covid-19

SUMMARY

MFRC activities
Respite drop-in daycare services
Emergency daycare services
Onlines activities
MFRC ACTIVITIES
In accordance with the directives of the Gouvernement du Québec and in order to protect the health of its clientele as well as its staff, the MFRC - Montreal Region has decided to cancel all of its scheduled activities. Stay tuned to know our reopening hours. However, MFRC services remain accessible remotely until then, in particular psychosocial consultations, and all sectors remain devoted to military families.

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RESPITE DROP-IN DAYCARE SERVICES

Dear families,
 
In the context of the reopening of childcare services, the MFRC is actively working to adapt the premises to current health standards in order to reopen its drop-in daycare centres, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Hubert service points, as soon as possible, to respite care situations only.
However, please note that this reopening can only be done when the sanitary conditions recommended by Health Canada are met, in order to protect the children as well as the staff of the MFRC.
 
This is why we cannot currently indicate a date for the reopening of the respite drop-in daycare services. Rest assured, however, that the MFRC maintains its services to military families available at a distance and that all sectors of the organization are operational and dedicated to meet your needs.
 
As we have done since the start of the crisis, we will keep you regularly informed of new developments. In addition, we will communicate with you by newsletter and on our Facebook page, as soon as we can set a date for the reopening of our drop-in daycare centers.

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Some informations have been updated to keep you posted of the latest developments

EMERGENCY DAYCARE SERVICES
Following the deployment of members of the Canadian Armed Forces to help health staff, military families are now eligible for emergency childcare services (see the updated list on the website of the Ministère de la famille et des aînés: https://www.quebec.ca/en/family-and-support-for-individuals/emergency-daycare-services/list-jobs-and-essential-services/).
 
The previous homecare criteria remain the same: thus, if one of the parents can stay at home, it is requested to keep the children at home. If both parents are forced to go to their place of work, their employment being considered an emergency service, access to childcare services is then free and can be done even in a facility in which the child was not registered beforehand.
 
Until May 8 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu sector) and May 15 (Saint-Hubert sector)
Emergency childcare services will be open to emergency services employees until May 8 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu sector) and May 15 (Saint-Hubert sector). Contact the establishments concerned for more information.
 
From May 11 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu sector) and May 19 (Saint-Hubert sector)
All of the establishments in the educational childcare services network will reopen on May 11 (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu sector) or May 19 for those located in the Montreal metropolitan community (including Saint-Hubert).
 
However, the integration of children will be gradual, taking into account multiple factors, such as the vulnerability of the child and the inclusion of one parent's job on the list of priority services and activities (https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/essential-services-commercial-activities-covid19/).
Please note that additional sanitary measures will have to be put in place by the establishments: ask them to find out if they have the required equipment and will be able to welcome your children in compliance with the sanitary rules, for children as well as for employees.
 
Update – April 30, 2020

The schools in the area have informed us that the reception ratios will very soon reach their maximum for many of them.

Thus, we would like to emphasize the importance for military members who require emergency school daycare services to complete the registration form at the following link: https://formulaires.education.gouv.qc.ca/dev_ti/service_garde_etablissements_hospitaliers/en
 
In this way, the autorities concerned will be able to assess the possibility of opening other schools soon, and to provide staff with the health equipment essential for welcoming students during the current period.
 
Please also note that several schools are unable to offer services in English: we therefore invite parents to add information on the child's language on the form so that needs are targeted as best as possible. school reopenings provide an optimal response to these challenges.

Establishments offering emergency school daycare services - for children from 4 to 13 years old.
 
Saint-Hubert area

School name: École des Mille-Fleurs
Name of the school board: CS Marie-Victorin
Address: 1600, rue Monaco
Municipality: Longueuil (Saint-Hubert)
Postal Code: J3Z1B7
 
School name: GFP International Primary School
School Board Name: CS Riverside
Address: 776, avenue Campbell
Municipality: Longueuil (Greenfield Park)
Postal Code: J4V1Y7
 
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu area
 
School name: École Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur
Name of the school board: CS des Hautes-Rivières
Address: 230, rue Laurier
Municipality: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Postal Code: J3B6K8
 
No English-speaking school for the sector.
 
For the complete list of emergency childcare services: https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/education/Liste_ServGardUrgence.pdf?1587741537
 
To register: 
Registrations for the following week will open each Wednesday, at 4:00 p.m.. Parents will not have to pay for emergency daycare services.
 
Please complete the online form  to register your child. An English version of the form will be available shortly.
https://formulaires.education.gouv.qc.ca/dev_ti/service_garde_etablissements_hospitaliers/en
 
Rest assured that the MFRC keeps its services available remotely and that all sectors of the organization are operational to meet your needs.
 
For further information:
For any questions, contact our Saint-Hubert service point: 450-462-8777 # 6810 or write to info.crfm@forces.gc.ca.
Also follow our Facebook page and our frequent newsletters to keep you informed.
For any new request for psychosocial intervention services on the territory of the MFRC - Montreal region, contact 450-462-8777 # 6821
In case of an emergency, please contact the Family Info Line (24/7): 1-800-866-4546.

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ONLINE ACTIVITIES
To support you during this period, several online activities will be offered to you by the Youth and Childhood sectors. For more information, see our list below.

YOUTH
To know the schedule of our online activities, click here or consult the Facebook group of the Loft.
 
CHILDHOOD
Several challenges will be offered to you in the coming weeks. Click here to know the challenges of the week.

Challenges of Week 1Week 2,  Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7

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