When you join the Submarines Family Network, you’ll receive important email updates on HMCS Victoria and HMCS Chicoutimi when they deploy, receive information on social activities and get the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.
|Family Network Representative:||Natasha|
|Email:||Family Network Rep|
|Facebook Group:||Submarines 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)|
The MFRC is running a monthly colouring contest for those experiencing a deployment. Be sure to include your name, your age group, your military member’s name and the name of their unit. All ages are welcome. Once you have completed the colouring sheet, scan it or snap a picture and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries will be entered into a monthly draw for several gift cards or certificates. All entries will be forwarded on to the Units for their viewing pleasure. Please submit by September 20th.
Family Grams provides a way for Submariners and their families to keep in touch while the submarine is at sea. Note that there are limitations and strict requirements for a Family Gram. Please view the Family Gram Booklet provided to the MFRC by the Canadian Submarine Force.
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.
Here is a video from the Royal Canadian Navy from February 2020.