Child/Youth Development & Parent Support

Positive parenting and support for the care and development of children and youth contribute to the health and well-being of communities and families. The MFRC supports parents in their caregiving role and provides fun and engaging opportunities for children and youth.

Services include family education, child care, child and youth activities, access to the MFRC borrowing library, Duke of Edinburgh leadership program and the Youth Committee.

Children & Youth Activities

The MFRC plans a variety of activities designed to promote physical, emotional and social well-being in children and youth, focusing on opportunities that bring military children together in fun and relaxed environments.

We have three age groups for which we plan activities: parents and tots (ages zero to five), children (ages six to 12) and youth (ages 13-17). Excursions and events include the Children’s Festival, Laser Tag, archery, learn to ski/snowboard, trips to West Edmonton Mall, week-long summer camps and go-karting.

Costs for such events vary, but we advocate on behalf of our community and work diligently to get the best prices and discounts. Check out our activities calendar for what’s coming up - there are always lots of fun things going on!

MFRC Youth Committee

This group meets once a month to help with planning, evaluating and monitoring youth services and activities. It’s a great way to meet other youths, as well as voice your own ideas, questions or concerns.

Besides planning and fundraising for activities, the Youth Committee also volunteers at MFRC special events and helps out with child care at certain functions. In exchange, you get to participate in free or low cost activities, meet new people, boost your resume and give back to your community.

We’re always looking for new members, so join today!

Child Care Services

The MFRC offers child care services for our families in times of emergency, for respite and on a casual basis. Whether you just need a few hours to yourself, want to participate in some of our activities or have had an emergency, we have something to meet your needs.

Our Casual Child Care is low-cost and designed to help stay-at-home parents get a few hours to themselves or complete tasks that aren’t easily done when little ones are around, but it is not a day care for working parents. If you require full-time day care services, please check out the list below for Calgary and area.

Emergency Child Care is a backup in case a family’s required Family Care Plan falls apart. This is to be used only in times of emergency – something unexpected and not able to be planned for – and provides 72 hours of paid childcare. All requests or inquiries will remain confidential.

The goal of Deployment Respite Child Care is to support the well-being of families who have a deployed CAF member to relieve some of the stressors related to childcare. It can be offered in or out of the home for up to 72 hours of free care and while doesn’t need to be continuous.

Contact our child care coordinator at 403-410-2320 ext. 3590 for more information.

To view a French version of the MFRC's Child Care Services, click here.

Pour voir une version française de options en matière de service de garde, cliquez ici.

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