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443 Squadron Family Network

Connect with others going through the same experience, participate in social activities, and get the latest updates on deployments and work-related absences.

Contact Information

Family Network Volunteer:Tara
Email:[email protected]
Facebook Group:443 Squadron Family Network

When you join the Family Network for 443 Squadron, you will receive important updates on deployments and work-related absences, information on social activities, and have the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience. 

If your loved one deploys with an air detachment attached to a ship, we suggest that you also join the ship’s Family Network.

Register with us to receive deployment and work-related absence support by becoming a part of your Family Network, connecting with the MFRC local to you, and/or receiving support in French.

MFRC How to Send Morale Mail

Did you know you could send morale mail to your deployed military member for free? This service is available at the MFRC under the direction of the Fleet Mail Office. 
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HMCS Vancouver Pre-Deployment Brief Recap

Here is the recording from the HMCS Vancouver Pre-Deployment Brief (minus operational security information) that was held on Thursday, May 9th, 2024.   

 The slideshow from the session can be found below.

Monthly Information Sessions for HMCS Vancouver

HMCS Vancouver’s Command Team will provide a live update to friends and family members about what the ship has been up to and what the future holds, as well as answer any questions you may have. Senior members of the Canadian Fleet Pacific Staff and the MFRC will be on hand to answer questions, address concerns, and provide updates on workshops and activities.

These sessions will be held during the ship’s deployment. Information will be shared when dates are confirmed.

Programming at the MFRC

Military Families Focus Group: Children and Youth with Support Needs

Are you a military family with a child or youth in your family that has support needs? If so, you have the opportunity to be heard and we can help!
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Stay & Play in the Park

Join us for a morning of fun interaction with your child at some great local playgrounds for free play, games and story time.

Fast Friends: Lantern Workshop

In partnership with The Maritime Museum of BC, this workshop for ages 8-15 will allow you to transform a simple mason jar into your own “sea lantern”.

Respite Child Care During Absences

Available at no cost when a military parent is deployed or away for work-related reasons for 21 consecutive days or more. 
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Supporting Children Through Absence

Help your child(ren) adjust to a parent being away on a deployment or work-related absence.
Ages 3-5 Years Ages 5-12 Years