Emergency Childcare Service
Ph 973-4011 extension 6314
After hours, 973-4011, Press (0) for Base Operator, ask for the Emergency Chaplain.
The MFRC Emergency Child Care Service supports the ability of CF members to be available for all types of duty by ensuring parents have access to child care in unexpected emergency situations. The service also assists families in the development of a family care plan, and provides referrals to a variety of child care services.
In specific circumstances the Emergency Child Care Service may provide up to 72 hours of financial support for families during an emergency by paying for childcare.
Emergencies do not including recurring events during the course of a year.
should be addressed in the family care plan. Emergency situations are expected
to be resolved within a 24-72 hour period and are considered situations that are
Examples of emergencies that would qualify for this service are:
When the CF member is on duty and the spouse/caregiver is unavailable due to illness.
When the CF member is on duty and the spouse/caregiver is unavailable due to a family emergency.
When a single parent or both parents are CF members and CF duty requirements are such that the regular child care provider is unavailable.
When a child is ill and the parent is unable to access their usual child care arrangement at a time when the CF member's presence at work is critical to the militarily operation.
Respite Care (when a parent is experiencing life stresses).
Family Care Plans (FCP)
To reduce the likelihood of an unfamiliar person caring for their children, military families are encouraged to have their own FCPs. Information is available from the MFRC about how to develop an FCP.
Click here for information on the FCP.
For more information:
Gilchrist, Emergency Childcare Coordinator
Ph. 973-4011 Ext. 6314