The Shilo MFRC, established in 1990, serves the families of the Canadian military and civilian employees of CFB/ASU Shilo, military families residing in the city of Brandon, Manitoba and the Rural Municipalities of Cornwallis, North Cypress and Oakland-Wawanesa. Map of CFB Shilo.
The Shilo Military Family Resource Centre is a non-profit charitable organization that operates under the authority of a board of directors. For a complete list of our newly elected board of directors and a copy of our annual report with financial statements, click here.
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Veteran Family Program
When a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member makes the transition from active service to the civilian world so does their family. Releasing from the CAF can be challenging, but even more so when the release is the result of a medical condition.
To find out how this program can aid in your transition, click here.
A program designed to help unemployed or underemployed military spouses. Click here for more information.
Check it out!
Calm in the Storm App
The Calm In the Storm App www.calminthestorm.com is available both on the internet and as a free download on itunes. Calm In the Storm helps users identify, assess and track their own stress levels and provides easy-to-use and highly effective mind-body practices to relieve stress. The Calm In the Storm App also helps people manage suicidal thoughts and create individualized plans for keeping themselves safe.
Klinic’s new Calm In the Storm App is based on the popular Calm in the Storm booklet. The downloadable pdf is available on www.reasontolive.ca and www.klinic.mb.ca.
Support Our Troops Scholarships Program
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Support Our Troops (SOT) Scholarship Program which commences 1 Sep 2015.
Click here for more information!
New Specialty Plate will help ‘Support our Troops’
Manitobans now have a new way to support members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, by purchasing a new specialty licence plate. A set of ‘Support our Troops’ plates are available from any Autopac agent. The plates cost $70, with $30 of the sale being used to fund educational scholarships for qualifying military members and family members enrolled in a post-secondary institution within the province.
“This licence plate is exceptional because it allows motorists to show their support for Canadians who serve this country as members of the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Healthy Living and Seniors Minister, and Special Envoy for Military Affairs Deanne Crothers. “By purchasing this plate, Manitobans will know a portion of each sale will go directly to educational scholarships for qualifying military members, their spouses, partners or children who wish to study here in Manitoba.”
The plates can be used on all passenger vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, mopeds and farm trucks. Customers may also purchase and use the plates as a souvenir keepsake.
For more information, visit an Autopac agent or call 204-985-7000 (in Winnipeg) or 1-800-665-2410 (toll-free outside Winnipeg).
Wounded Warrior Canada and Loyalty Roadside Assurance
Team Up for a Special Fundraising Offer
Now, through Wounded Warriors Canada, members of our military can be prepared for the worst when it comes to their cars thanks to a special offer from Loyalty Roadside Assurance. For as little as $44.99 a year, you and your family can be covered for anything and everything that life may throw at your car.
To take part in this special offer, visit our dedicated page at www.loyaltyroadside.ca/wwc/
Click the images below to check out the new video series from National Defense and the Canadian Arm Forces
Military Family Panel - your input makes a difference!
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FamilyNavigator.ca is an online toolkit to help Canadian Forces families who are looking for resources, moving to a new community, or dealing with military lifestyle challenges. Click the logo below to visit their website.
If you are facing challenges and need someone to talk to, the MFRC is there for you. During working hours call 204-765-3000 ext 3352. For after hours, call:
- Duty Chaplain 204-765-3000 ext 3044 ask for Padre on call
- Military Police 204-765-3337 or 911
- Mobile Crisis Unit 204-725-4111
Keep these numbers handy all year long. You don't have to be a military member to call these numbers, these services are available to everyone.
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