MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule
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MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule

Topic: How We Remember
Description: Discover the history, customs and practices surrounding Remembrance Day.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Wainwright
Time: 5 November 2020 – 1:30pm (MST)
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtf-ygqz8sEtyl18P4bd5YuTqqYaoDMcqs

 
FAMILY
Topic: Veteran Family Program- An Introduction to Art Therapy Open Studio

Description: Open Studio is a simple and effective means for people to connect, to express, and to build resilience and wellness.
Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay
Time: November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 2020 - 1pm-3pm (EST)
Language: English
Registration: vfcnorthbay2@gmail.com
Topic: All About Pets - Program in a Box for families with Special Needs.
Description: This program - complete with activities, games and online resources - will focus on pets and how to be a responsible pet owner.  Children will learen about different animals and how to care for them.  Parents will get information about what to consider before getting a pet, and some of the benefits that pets can offer families with exeptional needs.  We will also touch on service dogs, therapy dogs and how to treat them and their owners with respect.
 
Families outside with Petawawa area can be provided with a list of supplies that they will need to complete all the activities for this program.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Time: Available as of November 18th, 2020
Language: English
Registration: register online on CAFconnection at: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/PMFRC-Monthly-Programs-Activities/2020/PMFRC-Programming-in-AUGUST-2/Programs-for-Exceptional-Families.aspx

Topic: Holiday Gratitude - a Program in a Box for Families with Special Needs
Description: Teaching gratitude is important at any age, but feeling thankful can also calm us, and reduce fears and expectations.
 
This program - complete with activities, games and online resources - will explore what we notice in our lievs atha we can be grateful for, how we think and feel about what we have be given and what we do to express appreciation.
 
This is a program in a box for local families complete with holiday themed surprises for all ages to create, bake, andsahre with others - along with tips for showing our thanks and gratitude.
 
Families outside with Petawawa area can be provided with a list of supplies that they will need to complete all the activities for this program.Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Time: Available as of November 26th, 2020
Language: English
Registration: register online on CAFconnection at: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/PMFRC-Monthly-Programs-Activities/2020/PMFRC-Programming-in-AUGUST-2/Programs-for-Exceptional-Families.aspx
 

Topic: Deployment Separation Book
Description: Do you have a loved one away? Create your own “Our Deployment/Separation Book” with their personal photos and information, creating a familiar and relatable story for your children. You will need pictures of your spouse as well as family pictures.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Comox
Time: Thursdays - November 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am; November 26: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (PST)
Register: by email deploymentservices@comoxmfrc.ca

Topic Cooking With…
Description: Each month we will feature a local cook showcasing how to prepare their favourite dish. Videos will be shared on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Learn how to make something truly delicious from a friendly face!
Brought to you by the MFRC in Comox
Time: Monday, November 30 and Monday, December 7
Register: Available on the Comox MFRC YouTube and Facebook

Topic: Educational Video Workshops
Description: 5 to 10-minute workshops in English and French on various topics to equip families and meet their needs
Brought to you by the MFRC in Montreal.
Time: Every 2 weeks
Registration: Contact Josiane Lague, josianne.lague@forces.gc.ca

Topic: Community Coffee and Chat
Description: What does it mean to be brave? Provides opportunity for virtual social connections through discussion.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Toronto.
Time: Every Wednesday
Registration: Contact Jamie McKay/Joanne O'Connor, info@TorontoMFRC.ca

Topic: Demystifying Your Family’s Transition
Description: In this series of presentations, the PMFRC Veteran Family Program Coordinator will be speaking with various guests about the challenges facing CF Members and their families as they go through the medical release process - and the programs and services available to support them. 
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Registration: For information or to access a recording of these sessions, please send an email to vfp_coord@pmfrc.org


ADULTS
Topic: Hello Heroes

Description: ‘Hello Hero’ is an online course designed to assist and support families dealing with an Operational Stress Injury resulting from their service. Modules include understanding PTSD, self care for spouses, and how PTSD effects their child and the broader family unit.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Calgary
Language: English
Link: https://app.waiverelectronic.com/render/templateByRefId/5f85ef3041c0da0323a8916d
Topic: Discover Your Character Strengths
Description: Discover your character strengths and how to use them in everyday life. Brought to you by the MFRC in Wainwright
4 November at 1:00pm (MST)
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-ysqjMsGdQrCBYI-nH2qv3bzs-6uz4X

 
Topic: Emergency Preparedness for Deployed Families
Description: Whether this is your first deployment or tenth, being alone in your home can be overwhelming. Join us to learn about staying safe and how to prepare for emergencies while your partner is away. 
 
In November we will be joined by an MP from Garrison Petawawa to discuss home safety tips.  We will also have a guest joining us to talk about  OPSEC.
 
This program will be facilitated in English but if you would like some French support, just let us know!
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Time: November 12th, 2-3pm (EST)
Language: English w/ French assistance
Registration: register online on CAFconnection at: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/PMFRC-Monthly-Programs-Activities/2020/PMFRC-Programs-November-2020/Support-for-Families-Experiencing-a-Deployment.aspx
 

Topic: Delve Into Deployment
Description: Deployments are not easy but a deployment through a pandemic is on another level!
 
The Deployment Services and Mental Health teams are joining together to offer you a series of workshops to help you thrive (and not just survive) your deployment by providing some clarity and certainty in an era where both have been lacking.
The purpose of these workshops is to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to proactively and effectively address challenges and strengthen your coping mechanisms.  
 
This program will be facilitated in English but if you would like some French support, just let us know!
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Time: November 12th, 1pm or 7pm and December 11th, 1pm or 7pm(EST)
Language: English w/ French assistance
Registration: register online on CAFconnection for afternoon session at: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/Registration-Calendar/2020/October/October-8-Delve-Into-Deployment-with-Certainty-1-PM.aspx
 
Register for evening session at : https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/Registration-Calendar/2020/October/October-8-Delve-Into-Deployment-with-Certainty-7-PM.aspx

Topic: Raising Kids in the CAF: A Whole Brain Approach
Description: A virtual group meeting for connection and support while developing skills to tackle tantrums, sulking, sibling conflict, screen time battles and more. Open to parents, step-parents, grandparents etc., who want to enhance their connection with the kids in their lives. Family members of kids of all ages welcome.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Comox
Time: Wednesday November 25th
Register: by email lynnette.crellin@comoxmfrc.ca

Topic: Employment - Advice for interviews
Description: Helping adults in the stages relating to job searching. 
Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/-rnAEfmg8lQ 

Topic: Employment - Advice for interviews
Description: Help the military spouse with job searches in the occasional face of judgment and possible discrimination. Highlighting qualities that the military reality often bring, as seen by a potential employer.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/bsbgy9FYaaM

Topic: Parental Advocacy Support
Description: Support for parents wishing information or advocating for support from community agencies, schools and child care centers
Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay
Time: Anytime
Registration: Diane Sarrazin-Dubeau, diane.northbaymfrc@gmail.com

Topic: Care for the Caregiver virtual presentation (Veteran Family Program)
Description: An Operational Stress Injuries virtual presentation aimed at providing strategies for coping, and resources to assist Caregivers. Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay
Start Date: 8/5/2020
Time: Every 4 months
Registration: vfcnorthbay2@gmail.comvfcnorthbay1@gmail.com

Topic: At-home Date Night
Description: Each month we will email you everything you need for a fun date night at home – recipes to cook together, activities to try, and suggestions to make your evening complete. Participants who register will receive a PDF each month for a date night based on a new theme. Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Time: Monthly
Registration: Details about the date night will be posted on the PMFRC Facebook page. Participants can get their date night package by sending an email to: psip3@pmfrc.org

Topic: Safety Net online presentation (Veteran Family Program)
Description: How to identify intimate partner violence at the workplace and increase awareness and understanding. Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay
Time: Every 4 Months
Registration: vfcnorthbay1@gmail.com

Topic: OSI Support Giver Group
Description: In partnership, OSISS and the Family Liaison Officer offer a virtual group for individuals supporting a loved one with an OSI. Open to Military, Veteran, and RCMP families. Brought to you by the MFRC in Toronto
Time: Mondays 1830hrs, Fridays 1130hrs EST
Registration: Contact Reba.Fleury@TorontoMFRC.ca

 
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Topic: Children's Deployment Support Program
Description: Program (CDSP) is a peer support initiative designed to provide school-aged children (from JK to Grade 8) with appropriate information on the feelings and reactions experienced by the prolonged absence of a parent.  The program was designed to normalize the deployment situation for children and teach them positive living skills that will help them cope with the challenges of deployment and other stressors they may experience in their day to day lives.
 
Families can enroll in the CDSP when they are experiencing a work-related separation (deployment, tasking or course). Sessions will focus on anxiety reduction, positive living skills and recognition of emotions through fun play based activities. Children will also be encouraged to write letters to Drako the Dragon, our CDSP support mascot, talking about their experiences and feelings. Drako will read the letters “anonymously” during the live Zoom sessions, and the children can participate in some brainstorming and discussion about coping, problem solving and how to support each other.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
 
Time: The program consists of 3 semesters, and each semester you will receive access to pre-recorded videos that you and your children can work through on your own time, one check in Zoom session per month where your children can ask questions or express their feelings, and a CDSP Learning Box filled with the supplies that our children will need to work through the sessions (families outside of the Petawawa area can be provided with a supply list).
 
Session 2 begins in January 2021
Language: English
Registration: Register each semester, along with our CDSP Support Newsletter and a frequently asked questions section, can be found online at https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/Children-Teens/Programs-for-Children-Experiencing-a-Deployment/The-Children-s-Deployment-Support-Program-(CDSP).aspx

 
Topic: 0-6 activity series and 7-12 activity series
Description: Join us for a family learning adventure! Sign up for the Children's Activity Series for fun, age-appropriate activities that you can do with your children at home using supplies you probably have on hand. This free subscription gives you access to the full video library, and a new activity video (with a supply list) will be emailed to you every 2 weeks.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Petawawa
Language: English
Registration: register for either online on CAFconnection at: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/PMFRC-Monthly-Programs-Activities/2020/PMFRC-Programming-in-AUGUST-2/Programs-for-Families,-Children-Youth.aspx

 
Topic: Family Story Time - A kiss goodbye
Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/dfUTDauVf0s

 
Topic: Teen Centre
Description: The Teen Centre is a place where military teens have a chance to connect with other teens living the military life. During our closure we still chat regularly and connect with each other while doing crafts, playing games or and having virtual parties.
Brought to you by the MFRC in North Bay.
Time: Multiple times a week
Registration: Contact Shannon Mason, shannon.northbaymfrc@gmail.com