In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in NS, the H&R MFRC will be CLOSED effective Thursday March 19, 2020 until April 5, 2020.

For complete information please visit our news page for the letter issued by the H&R MFRC Executive Director Shelley Hopkins and Board Chair Jacquelyn Stevenson.

We hope that everyone is staying safe and taking care of themselves.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media for updates. And please call our 24h line 902-427-7788 if you have an urgent request.

The H&R MFRC has a rich 30 year history of supporting military families. We are a community organization governed by military family members that works in partnership with military families, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and Military Family Services (MFS) to deliver programs and services to children, youth, adults and families. We believe that family is the CAF member and those they care about: spouse, partner, parents, children and relatives.

The H&R MFRC supports regular and reserve force CAF members and their families and medically releasing and recently medically-released members and their families within Halifax and region, Shearwater, and Central and Northern Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton.

Where we serve

The H&R MFRC is unique in that we support all three branches of the CAF: the Royal Canadian Air Force at 12 Wing Shearwater, the Canadian Army - 5th Canadian Division and the East Coast Fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy. Operational Tempo and the inherent need for CAF operational readiness, dictates that the H&R MFRC is always prepared to serve military families in this ever changing world.

We believe military families are the strength behind the uniform; they are independent, resilient and resourceful, often managing many unique and challenging circumstances, including postings and deployments. We believe that military families know what their needs are and what works best for them, therefore our programs and services must be shaped by families. Our family centred approach to service delivery recognizes the complex and ever changing needs of families and strives to operate with a high degree of flexibility and responsiveness. Our programs and services encourage family-to-family support and connections with each other, and to supports and services in the larger community.

Our Mission, Vision and Values


To strengthen the well-being of all those who share the unique experience of military life.


Strong, connected, resilient military families.

Values (CARE)

Collaboration – We work in partnership with families, the community, military leadership and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Accountability – We demonstrate integrity, fiscal responsibility and performance measurement.
Respect – We respect the uniqueness and diversity of the military community.
Excellence – Our programs and services are flexible, responsive, strength-based, diverse, inclusive and relevant to those we serve.

Community Engagement

We recognize that military families are a part of the larger community where they live and work. To best support military families, we work with all levels of government and a variety of organizations and groups in Nova Scotia. We actively engage with community partners in addressing the needs of military families, acknowledging the unique aspects of the military lifestyle that can influence these services. When a service already exists within the community, we will not duplicate that service, we will refer families to the relevant community service provider.