National Defence and the Canadian Forces

4th Canadian Division

31 Canadian Brigade Group

Since the generous donation from the Operation Yellow Ribbon Campaign, we have also provided CF military families with the following:

  • Deployment Packages: 45
  • Welcome Packages (Posted In): 10
  • Baby Packages: 20
  • Average monthly Warm Line Calls to families who have a CF member deployed: 35

  • Stress Management workshops
  • Media Awareness workshops
  • Home Location Decompression workshops
  • Reunion workshops
  • Addictions Awareness and Prevention workshops
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention workshops
  • Social Wellness workshops
  • Healthy Relationships workshops
  • Portfolio Development workshops
  • How to Deal with Boundaries and Associates workshops
  • Family Violence workshop
  • OSSISS workshops
  • Deployment Dinners
  • Standard First and CPR/AED Level C Courses
  • French as a Second Language Courses through Rosetta Stone and College Boreal
  • Information briefings at each of the 11 Reserve Units in my area
  • Emergency Childcare
  • Emergency Homecare Assistance
  • Muskoka Woods Camp for CF children
  • Camp Maple Leaf Camp for CF children
  • Resume writing and employment assistance

The MFRC also offers discounts, events, and outings to CF families. These outings are great for developing the CF family community. Not only are these events fun, but they are instrumental in helping CF families network with other people who are dealing with the same issues and realities that they are. The support within the community is amazing.

Some of the more fun and social outings that Operation Yellow Ribbon has helped to support have been:

  • Hamilton Bulldogs "Support Our Troops" Hockey Games
  • MFRC/Tim Hortons Childrens Foundation Christmas Party
  • MFRC CF Military Family Day Snow Tubing Trip
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • Hamilton Police Services - Yellow Ribbon Campaign
  • Canadian International Military Tattoo discount tickets
  • YMCA Summer Camps for CF children
  • Bingemans Big Splash Military Family Day Summer Trip
  • MFRC CF Military Family Children's Christmas Party
  • LCBO Cooking Class
  • LMFRC CF Military Family Ski Trip
  • Wizard World Indoor Family Fun Park March Break Trip
  • Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet
  • Portraits of Honour Tour
  • MFRC Grand River Private Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Family Camping Weekend at Peacekeeper Park
  • African Lion Safari Trip
  • Marineland Trip
  • Toronto Zoo Trip
  • Darien Lake Camping Weekend at a discounted rate
  • Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Discounts
  • Buffalo Bills Football Discounts
  • CAA Winter Festival of Lights Weekend Getaway at a discounted rate
  • Stars on Ice Show - free tickets