Welcome to the MFRC Meaford!
The Military Family Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization established to provide information, resources and services to military members, civilian employees and families of LFCA TC Meaford.
The Military Family Resource Centre operates in partnership with LFCA TC Meaford and members of the community to promote healthy families and a strong, caring community. Programs and resources are designed to provide opportunities to enhance the quality of community and family life, and address the challenges of lifestyle.
They are offered within five main program areas:
Family Separation and Reunion,
Personal Development and Community Integration
Child & Youth Development and Parenting Support
Prevention, Support and Intervention
Volunteer Involvement and Development.
The Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is represented by at least 51% civilian spouses of CF members. Community participation plays a vital role in all aspects of the organization. Join us in a friendly, relaxed place, where we come together to learn, develop new skills, share common bonds, thoughts, interests and concerns.
The MFRC is Under Construction!
The MFRC is pleased to announce we are under new management!
Please help us welcome our new Interm Executive Director Iain Harper.
Iain Harper is Currently Executive Director of the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre, and will be with us for a while while we create a new and exciting Military Family Resource Centre to help us better serve you, the military family.
Please stay tuned for new and great things to come!
Make a Difference! Join the Board of Directors!
The Board of Directors currently has openings for people with a vision and passion for the future of the Military Family Resource Centre, here in Meaford. These positions include but are not limited to individuals versed in HR/Finances/Policy and Governance or a Legal background.Applicants may include extended family members of current serving CF members as well as individuals from the general public. The Board of Directors looks forward to your continuing support as your services are needed to ensure the future success of the Family Resource Centre here in Meaford.
Board of Directors
Contact the MFRC and have your name put on our “Out Reach List” and we will e-mail you once a month with a calendar, and once a week a friendly reminder with upcoming events.
This will help keep you informed and up to date on the happenings of the MFRC. We look forward to serving YOU! Contact 519-538-1371 ext 6509 or e-mail us at email@example.com
Changing schools? Dependent Education Management can help
Are you a military family new to the area? Do you have School aged children? If you answer yes to these questions, please check out our Education Liaison Officer service for military families
Will the new school teach in the children’s first language? Will the children be behind in their new classes and need tutoring? Will special education classes be available? Will high school students meet all the requirements for college or university?
Dependent Education Management (DEM) can help families find the answers. DEM manages the education, compensation and benefits programs for CF personnel’s dependent children.
DEM provides information and assistance on changing schools within Canada and abroad. From moving tips and general advice to detailed checklists of necessary school documents, DEM strives to help parents stay on top of the education transition process.
For families moving out of country, DEM performs a mandatory screening process as well as further information on international schools. For families moving within Canada, DEM can help families apply for education allowances and benefits, give comprehensive information on schools in every province and territory, and provide screening information for special education options in isolated and semi-isolated postings.
With the right information and preparation, Mr. Ferguson says families rarely encounter unsolvable problems. Though the first big move can be especially stressful for families, once over that initial hurdle it gets easier. Time and time again, Mr. Ferguson sees what a positive experience moving can be for families with children. He firmly believes that challenging children by placing them in unfamiliar situations leads to great personal growth.
“It’s important that families celebrate the positive. Change brings new experiences, new learning and new challenges to master,” he says. “Schools play an important role in helping students, especially new students, build resilience.
To learn more about DEM’s services, visit the DEM website. Information about education allowances is available by clicking here, and information about preparing for a move within Canada is available here.
For additional information and assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Galaxy Cinema Tickets at a great price - ONLY $9.00 Tickets may be used at any Galaxy Cinema or Cineplex Odeon in Canada!!
There is a Costco Card available for families to use. The closest locations are Barrie and Kitchener. Call to book!
MFRC has Red Support out Troops shirts/sweaters and Yellow, green cadpat as well as arid cadpat Magnets available.
Canada's Wonderlant tickes are now in! $39.00/adult and $33.00/Child (4ft and under) all taxes are included.
Please help out other CF family members by sharing other community discounts you are aware of.