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MCDV 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 Volunteers:Akasha
Email:[email protected]
Facebook Group:MCDV Family Network (Pacific)
HMCS Brandon on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
HMCS Edmonton on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
HMCS Nanaimo on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
HMCS Saskatoon on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
HMCS Whitehorse on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram
HMCS Yellowknife on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


When you join the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel (MCDV) Family Network, 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. This Network supports HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton, HMCS Nanaimo, HMCS Saskatoon, HMCS Whitehorse, and HMCS Yellowknife. 

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.

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!
Learn more

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.
Register

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”.
Register

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. 
More information

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