Wellness

Wellness

Our caring, professional staff are here to strengthen, enrich and enhance all aspects of military family life.

We have programs and bilingual services that will provide you with opportunities to network, develop skills and have fun, as well as assist family members in dealing with issues and concerns before they become a crisis.

Our staff has extensive links to other helping professionals and contacts in the community.

To find out more, please call (613) 965-3575.

We offer personal interest and development programs designed to provide adutls with opportunities to explore unique interests and to enhance aspects of military family life. These programs provide you with opportunities to connect with others and further develop your interpersonal skills and abilities.
Whether you are looking for dancing lessons, personal finance workshops, or cooking classes, we offer affordable options to try something new in this community.

Current courses & workshops:
  • Dancing lessons (Dance with France for partners and ladies)
  • Cooking classes (Cook with Grace)
  • Meditation (Mindfulness sessions monthly)
  • Essential Oil workshops
  • And more!
General Guidelines:
Each course will require a minimum of six (6) participants in order to run, unless otherwise stated.
Participants may cancel and receive a full refund up to seven calendar days before the start of the course. With less than seven (7) days notice, the participant will forfeit their enrolment fee.
In the case of inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule the course, based on the availability of instructor and space. If the course cannot be rescheduled, a refund will be issued
 
Why Programs Get Cancelled:
Last minute registrations can be the death of a good program or event! Our programming staff check registration numbers one week prior to a program start date. If registration numbers are too low, the program has to be cancelled.
 
For more information please contact Rabia Stobbart:
  • rabia.s@trentonmfrc.ca
  • 613-392-2811 ext. 2568

Mental Health Services

We are pleased to offer a variety of programs and services, for children and adults that are dedicated to the mental well-being of our military families.

We offer our services to assist in areas such as:

  • Intervention in crisis
  • Short-term counseling
  • Social isolation
  • Skills social skills / life
  • Parenting children and teens with Personal well-being
  • Esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties for children and adults
  • Asking for help takes courage. This gesture is the first step to reach your well-being and that of your loved ones
  • Additional services are available for the couple and family therapy as well as trauma, grief, symptoms of PTSD therapy and other mental health problems
  • Services are available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

For more information or for assistance, please contact Mona Lévesque:

  • 613-392-2811 poste 4528
  • mona.l@trentonmfrc.ca

Counselling Services

Prevention, Support and Intervention

Jaclyn Hunter

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 4017
  • jaclyn.h@trentonmfrc.ca 

Youth Prevention, Support and Intervention Coordinator

Stéphanie Bédard

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 4017
  • stephanie.b@trentonmfrc.ca

Dedicated Unit - Family Member Support

We have a dedicated Social Worker/Clinician that supports families who have a Canadian Forces member attached to a dedicated unit. Therapeutic support groups and programs specifically designed to meet the needs of these unique families are offered, as is counselling for individuals, children, couples and/or families.

For more information, please contact: 

Tracy Mulligan – Social Worker/Clinician - Dedicated

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 4534
  • tracy.m@trentonmfrc.ca

Chantale Robert – Family Resource Program Coordinator - Dedicated

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 4532
  • chantale.r@trentonmfrc.ca

Francophone Mental Health Supervisor

Through this program, we offer free confidential services to Francophone families of CF members. The Francophone Mental Health Services Supervisor will be a dedicated link to all Trenton MFRC and community support services.  Therapeutic counselling for adults, teens and children is available. 

For more information, please contact Hélène Thibeault: 

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 5541
  • helene.t@trentonmfrc.ca

Bilingual Women’s Services 

As part of this program, there is bilingual support for ALL WOMEN of the military and civilian community who reside in the Hastings and Prince Edward County. Individual sessions are available by appointment to women (and children) who are experiencing stress, tension, domestic violence and/or sexual violence in their present or past relationships. 

Women’s Services and therapeutic support groups and programs specifically designed to meet the needs of bilingual military and civilian families are offered through Hélène. She works in conjunction with our mental health team and community partners to offer a wide range of general support and services for clients.

For more information, please contact Hélène Thibeault: 

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 5541
  • helene.t@trentonmfrc.ca

Military Life and Social Isolation

The integration into a new community after a military relocation is not always an easy step. The process of moving your family, meeting new people, and getting settled takes time, patience, resilience and a positive attitude. 

Social integration is the ability to create links with the community. In the context of military life, social isolation may affect both spouses and children. However, we must not minimize the impact that isolation may have on single military (Regular and Reserve) members.

Factors that may contribute to the isolation of families and/or individuals are numerous and diverse.  Frequent relocations across the country may result in loss of social network and adapting to the new community may be challenging. Learning a new language, looking for a new job, deployment of a spouse, domestic violence, alcoholism and addiction are all factors that create barriers to social integration. 

The consequences of social isolation are numerous. Isolation can lead to all sorts of difficulties such as stress, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, depression etc. At the family level, isolation can lead to marital conflict, substance abuse, and affect the relationships between the members of the family.

Social integration through the MFRC can help you break through the isolation with many programs that aim to improve the health and well-being of military families. It is the participation of people in the community through volunteering and participating in events and workshops that can promote social inclusion of individuals and families. We offer a number of programs and services that support the development of children, youth and parents, prevention, support and intervention programs, family separation and reunion services, and personal development and community volunteering. (Directorate of Military Family Services: 2004)

We strongly encourage you to give us your suggestions for ideas, projects, workshops or activities that could serve you better and help you to enhance the well-being of the military community.

You can contact us with any questions or concerns, feedback or suggestions by emailing info@trentonmfrc.ca or calling reception at (613) 965-3575.

Good Food Box

The MFRC is partnering with the Community Development Council to bring you the Good Food Box and the Good Baby Box. This opportunity is available to everyone in Hastings and Prince Edward County.

CDC's volume discount buying makes it possible for participants to stretch their food dollar and helps to meet the nutritional needs of their family. The more participants we have, the better price CDC can negotiate for the groceries. Your participation will help keep costs low and ensure CDC is able to continue to offer this program to everyone, especially those who depend on it to feed their family.

See the brochure, available at the MFRC, for more details. Please note that the list of contents for each box is a sample only and is subject to change. The aim of the CDC is to provide fresh nutritous food at a reasonable price. Contents will depend on what items are available for a good price and what produce is in season.

Your Good Food Box must be picked up the afternoon of the pick-up date listed below. The MFRC does not have refrigeration for the boxes. If a box is left behind for longer than 36 hours it will be donated to another party. No refunds are issued in this instance.

Please register for your box at the MFRC reception anytime up to the dates below by 3:30 p.m. Payment (cash or debit only) must accompany registration. Please bring your own bags to pick up your produce.

2017

Registration Date                                  Pick up Date

January 10                                             January 18

February 7                                              February 15

March 7                                                   March 15 

April 11                                                    April 19

May 9                                                      May 17

June 13                                                     June 21

July 11                                                     July 19

August 8                                                  August 16

September 12                                        September 20

October 10                                              October 18

November 7                                            November 15

December 12                                          December 20

Also the Good Baby Box is now available at the MRFC.

For more information or sample list of contents for the boxes please contact Rabia Stobbart:

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 2568
  • rabia.s@trentonmfrc.ca 

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