MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule
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MFRC Virtual Programming Schedule

FAMILY

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: Preparing for a Work Related Separation: R2MR
Description: If your military member is going away or is currently away on an overseas or domestic deployment, the R2MR workshop is a great way to learn about the difficulties of deployment and how to cope with family separation.
Brought to you by the MFRC in Comox
Time: October 8th 7:30-9:30 PST
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: Understanding Dementia
Description: Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; discuss warning signs and risk factors associated with dementia. You will also explore programs and services available at the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay. 
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 7:00pm
Instructor: Deanna Bessel, Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay
Held on the Zoom. Email us at tbaymfrc@tbaytel.net for the Zoom password.​
Topic: The Basics of Essential Oils
Description: Join us from the comfort of your home as our instructor shares all her favorite ways to use essential oils, and how they can help to support your health and wellness. This will be a fun-filled class full of DIY’s, recipes, and more. 
Date: Thursday September 24
Time: 7:00pm 
Instructor: Debbie Hoover
Held on the Zoom. Email us at tbaymfrc@tbaytel.net for the Zoom password.​
Topic: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Description: Learn about this type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the Winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Learn how to cope and tips on how to manage SAD during this class. 
Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 7:00pm
Instructor: Canadian Mental Health Association
Held on the Zoom. Email us at tbaymfrc@tbaytel.net for the Zoom password.
Topic: Show Us Your Carves: Pumpkin Carving Contest
Description: Get your pumpkin carved and grab your ghoulfriend; hop onto Zoom at 6:30pm and the judges from the MFRC will host the Pumpkin Carving Contest. All pumpkins will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Open to all ages!
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Held on Zoom. Email tbaymfrc@tbaytel.net for the Zoom password to participate
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.com; vfcnorthbay1@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: Creating Sisterhood: Women's Peer Support Group
Description: A weekly peer support group for women, building relationships through expressive arts & mindful self-compassion-informed exercises. Brought to you by the MFRC in Toronto
Time: Weekly, for 8 weeks, and reoccurring based on need/request
Registration: Shara Claire, shara.claire@torontomfrc.ca, 416.633.6200 x 4330
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
Registration: Contact Reba.Fleury@TorontoMFRC.ca
 

CHILDREN & YOUTH

Topic: Family Story Time - A kiss goodbye
Brought to you by the MFRC in Bagotville
Link: https://youtu.be/dfUTDauVf0s
Topic: Children’s Friendship Training
Description: Evidence-based, parent-assisted social skills program for children ages 7 to 12. Offered over 6 weekly online sessions to motivated children and their parents who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. During each group session, children will learn crucial social skills and have the opportunity to practice these skills with role-play and play activities in online break-out rooms with a facilitator
Time: 6 weeks timing to be determined in discussion with families who register
Registration: Register online here. Participants will have to complete an intake (by phone or zoom) with facilitator to ensure that this program is suitable for their famiily's needs.
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