We have wonderful staff members at the Calgary MFRC who can help military members and families with child care, discount tickets, counseling, activity registration or information on almost anything. We value the relationships we’ve built with our community members over the years and if you’re new to town, look forward to welcoming you into the family.
Gord brings over 30 years of experience in the non-profit world to the Calgary MFRC. He is uniquely trained in running a centre such as this with a background with a variety of different organizations. He supports all areas of the Calgary MFRC and works closely with our Board of Directors to make decisions that affect our military families.
The military must be in Audra’s blood – after growing up as a military ‘brat,’ she married a military man and began volunteering with personal support programs and MFRC programs, which turned a passion into a career. For the last 15 years, she’s supported the Calgary MFRC’s military families as the Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.
Chief Development Officer
For Heather, helping donors discover the community programs that resonate with them is important. She has an ability to provide stewardship and ensure ongoing funding. These are key components to making sure that our military families can depend on the Calgary MFRC. Whether it’s the ‘big picture’ or a random piece of data, Heather can find a way to use it.
Family Liaison Officer
James’ primary role and responsibility is to ensure the families of ill, injured and fallen service personnel in southern Alberta are effectively supported and receiving Calgary MFRC programs and services as required. He provides individual and family counseling, as well as specialist referrals in a variety of counseling areas. James is also an Army Reserve officer with 14 years of service, which lends itself well to his duties as the FLO and ability to relate to clients.
Kristin has almost a decade of experience working with children and youth as a museum educator. Her background includes program development, teaching school programs, and supervising and delivering summer camp programs. Kristin‘s experience and ties to Calgary’s community of museums and educational organizations make her a great fit when it comes to organizing and facilitating fun, high-quality experiences for our military children, youth, and families.
Veterans’ Family Program Coordinator
Shelagh has a strong background in program development, facilitation and community outreach. Her recent non-profit experience working with veterans transitioning to civilian life makes her ideally suited to advise releasing members and their families on available resources within and without the military community. Shelagh also provides support and community referral services for the families of active and deployed members.
Community Engagement Program Coordinator
Liz started with the Calgary MFRC in 2017 as the Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. After building many successful relationships within the military community as your first contact at the Calgary MFRC, she transitioned into Program Coordinator in early 2018. Taking on the role of Community Engagement Coordinator, her adult and family-focused programs detail not only on Community Engagement but on Personal Development and Second Language Training. She’s looking forward to seeing everyone at the Stampede Breakfast, Christmas Party and the many other events she has planned this year.
Family Outreach Worker – Red Deer
Shannon joined the team in September 2017. Shannon has a passion for advocacy within the community and believes that story sharing is the key to inspiring the actions that create positive impact. Shannon likes to keep busy so her “free time” is filled with family adventures and team sports.
Family Outreach Worker – Lethbridge
Chrissy is located in our Lethbridge office to bring resources, information, discounts, and fun to the military members and families of the 20th Independent Field Battery. She can’t wait to meet you all.
Tami is a communications consultant who has joined our Calgary MFRC team to help share the stories our military families care about. In her role at the Calgary MFRC she gets to tell the world about what’s going on here – she’s the information gateway about the MFRC’s work. Through the monthly newsletter and social media feeds, she works to engage not only our families but the general public as well.