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Family Care Plan

By identifying primary and secondary caregivers who should be contacted in the event of an emergency or military tasking, your Family Care Plan supports your family in your absence.

A Family Care Plan is a mandatory Department of National Defence form that prepares families of Canadian Armed Forces members to be taken care of in case of unforeseen events, emergency callouts and planned deployment. By identifying primary and secondary caregivers who should be contacted in the event of an emergency or military tasking, your Family Care Plan supports your family in your absence.

Essentially, the Family Care Plan is a regularly updated exchange of information between your family and a Commanding Officer. A completed Family Care Plan is designed to support individual and unit operational readiness.

All Canadian Armed Forces personnel must complete the Family Care Plan (FCP) Declaration DND Form 2886. It isn’t a legally binding document, but it is kept on the military member’s file. Family Care Plans are protected under the Privacy Act.

For a copy of the "Form DND 2886, Family Care Plan (FCP) Declaration", please contact your orderly room or local Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC).