Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Married to or Dating a Canadian Sailor? 4 Ways the MFRC Can Help You

By Nanette
The Sailor's Woman

The Sailor's Woman
The Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) provides support to the parents or the spouses and children of Canadian Forces members.

The MFRC helps in the following areas:

1.  Community--Life with a Sailor is a life on the move, but you don't have to do it alone.  The MFRC can help you transition to a new posting by providing the following:
community information
referral to community resources
employment and education services
service in both official languages
workshops and training to help your family meet new people and learn new skills

2.  Parenting and Child Care--Don't think you need parenting support?  Just wait until you're posted to a new city, your Sailor immediately goes to sea and you need to get a filling replaced!  The MFRC saved my bacon when I needed someone to watch our toddler so I could go to the dentist.  They can help you, too, with:
activities for children and youth
parent education, resources and support
child care support

3.  Deployment Support--The MFRC is there to help throughout deployment and reunion with the following services:
outreach and support to family
deployment information and resources

The Sailor's Woman
4.  Health and Wellness--When all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a bag of chips and a box of wine, the MFRC can help with:
education workshops
self-help groups
assessment and referral
short term intervention and crisis support

Check them out at

Or call the Family Information Line (FIL) for confidential, personal, bilingual assistance Monday to Friday, 8am to midnight, Eastern Standard Time.
North America:  1-800-866-4546
Overseas (collect):  619-995-5234
About Nanette
The Sailor's Woman
Hi, I’m Nanette. Like most women, I wear many hats. I’m a mom, a teacher, a Canadian Naval Officer’s wife, a blogger at The Sailor’s Woman and a novelist.

I have degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of Moncton. I began writing as a child and I've published many short stories and essays.

In June my husband left for Afghanistan. Before going overseas he was out of the province for about six weeks training for his adventure. It’s been a long haul and it’s not over. Field lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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