When you join a Family Network for HMCS Vancouver, you’ll receive important email updates on a deployment, information on social activities and get the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.
|Family Network Representative:||Amber & Kayla|
|Email:||Family Network Rep|
|Facebook Group:||HMCS Vancouver Family Network|
|Family Information Form:||English, French (PDF)|
|Deployment Support Book:||English, French (PDF)|
|Website:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Other Resources:||Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (PDF)|
Here are a few episodes of the MFRC’s podcast that you might want to listen to.
Parenting from Afar
This episode of The Military Lifestyle looks at parenting from a distance. The discussion looks at things you can do before, during and after the experience to make things better. Special guest: Tracy Beck, MFRC Deployment Workshop Facilitator.
Preparing Couples for Deployment
This episode of The Military Lifestyle podcast looks at the challenges of a military deployment, a few tools for managing it, coping strategies, goal setting, common errors and the importance of good communication. Special guest: MFRC Deployment Coordinator Sandra Pinard.
Preparing Single Military Members for Deployment
This episode of The Military Lifestyle podcast looks at what single military members need to think about before they deploy. The discussion is very practical and covers financial matters, income tax, power of attorney, vehicles, driver’s licenses, passports, information to share with friends and family plus more. Special guest: MFRC Deployment Coordinator Sandra Pinard.
Families of HMCS Vancouver qualify for free deployment respite child care when they experience a work-related separation 21 days or longer. Take advantage of this great service and give yourself a break.