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The MFRC doors are open for those who have MFRC related business!

Hours of operation:

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

*please respect social distancing*
**certain restrictions may apply**

Virtual Wellness Expo 2020
In lieu of an in person large gathering, the MFRC would like to present the Virtual Wellness Expo for the Year of 2020. This is a collection of videos from community based services on and off base, which focuses on physical and mental wellness.
This virtual event will be live on Monday, September 28 through to the end of the week (Friday, October 2). This event is for everyone who is new to Shilo, as well as those interested in learning more about our great community services on and off the base. Community members can look through the videos at their leisure, and comment to connect with service providers.
There is no cost to access this virtual event and there is no need to register!

Just visit the
Shilo MFRC Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, click on the Wellness Expo link, and you’ll be able to choose which videos you would like to watch, based on your interests and needs.
We look forward to connecting with you online!

Entrepreneur Trade Show
Are you a military spouse (of a currently serving member, veteran or reservist) or veteran who operates their own business? (e-business, store front, or home based) Would you be interested in an opportunity to market yourself to the community at a virtual MFRC Trade Show? 
The MFRC is going to host a live Zoom event where you will have 2-5 minutes to promote your product/service and respond to inquiries from participants. The Zoom session will be recorded and shared widely – now that’s some marketing! All for the low low cost of a contribution to our door prize/s.
If you would like to attend this unique event, please fill out the on-line questionnaire below to submit your registration for consideration.
Event date: Tuesday, October 20
10:00-11:00 a.m.
(with a possible extension to accommodate all vendors)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 9
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Helgason, Employment and Education Program Coordinator at 204-765-3000 ext. 3227 or or 

Entrepreneur Trade Show
To check out all the local vendors at our virtual Trade Show, register below and you will be sent a link to the Zoom event. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, check out products and services and be entered into a virtual door prize
(with curbside delivery for the winner!)
Tuesday, October 20 
10:00-11:00 a.m.
(with a possible extension to accommodate all vendors)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 16

Career Fair
This event is designed for anyone engaged in career development, education planning or simply exploring options. You will get an opportunity to meet with employers, educators and service agency representatives virtually through a Zoom special event!
Thursday, October 29
5:00-7:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE by Friday, October 23 (you will receive an email with the Zoom session instructions)

Shilo MFRC Board of Directors is seeking applicants!
  • Military Spouses
  • Daycare Parents
  • Business Professionals
  • Community Members
  • Active or Retired military members
Do you have experience in any of the following areas?
  • Information Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Fund Development
If you fall into any of the above categories, have experience in the above areas and are interested in volunteering of the Shilo MFRC Board of Directors, please submit an application to the board chair.

Applications, biographies and any questions can be directed to:
Applications can be found on our website.

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We will be posting resources, updated information, videos, links, reminders and more on our Facebook page!
Like our page and never miss out!

Counselling Services
The MFRC counselling team is here for support and guidance. The counsellors are available via virtual counselling, as well as email and phone. 

Contact any of our counsellors by email or phone to see how they can help meet your needs.


or call local 3329


or call local 3627


or call local 4106

And don't forget the Family Information Line is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week if you need to speak to someone right away. 1-800-866-4546.

The Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Ashley Constable, is available for virtual services & support during this time.
Ashley can be reached by phone at 204-765-3000 ext. 4557 or by email
You can also visit our website for more information on the VFP program.

Release Support
Are you releasing or thinking about releasing from the Military? Book a virtual appointment with the VFPC to review the steps involved in the process, start planning, and obtain important information to support you in your transition. There are many benefits and programs available to you and your family, even after you release. 
Email Ashley at to book your one-on-one session.

One-on-One Self Care Workshops
Available to ALL community members - Available upon request 
If you are struggling to work self care into your new schedule, or would just like some tips and tricks, you can book an appointment for one-on-one support and planning with the VFPC. After reviewing some self care strategies and exploring what self care looks like for you, you will be able to complete your very own self care plan. Self care is so important for fostering resilience and managing stress.
Email Ashley at to book your one-on-one session.


We want to know what your interests are! Tell us what kinds of adult programs, workshops and/or activities you’d be interested in attending at the MFRC!
These could be onsite or virtual! 

Send us your suggestions by contacting Linda, Adult Program Co-ordinator at

Autumn Wreath
Splash your door with some fall colors. We will be putting together an autumn wreath that will liven up any décor, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Screening and masks for all participants during this program and depending on covid-19, program deliver may have to change to virtual.
Wednesday, October 7
6:30-8:00 p.m.
$20 per participant; or
$15 for families experiencing a deployment

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 2
*if program delivery is in-person, offsite childcare vouchers will be available for families dealing with deployment.

Couronne d'automne
Décorer votre porte avec des couleurs d'automne. Nous allons créer une couronne d'automne qui ajoutera à n'importe quel décor, juste à temps pour l’Action de grâces. Dépistage et masques pour les participants pendants ce programme. Selon covide-19, la livraison du programme peut avoir à changer à virtuel.  
vendredi le 9 octobre
18h30 à 20h00
20 $ par participant (15$ pour les familiers qui vie un déploiement)

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS ICI avant midi, vendredi 2 octobre
*bons de garde d’enfants hors site pour les familles qui vie un déploiement

Contactez Linda au 204-765-3000 poste 4553 pour plus amples informations.

Circle of Security Parenting Series
At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Program Take Aways:
  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
  • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure
Thursday afternoons (8 weeks starting Oct 8 until Nov 26)
1:30-3:00 p.m.
(refundable upon completion)
Instructors: Ryan Blackman & Chelsea Pakulak
Meet at the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by Friday, October 2

Crafting the Day Away
Join us via Zoom for a Craft Day from you own home. Enjoy an afternoon and/or evening of working on your project while sharing ideas and socializing with others in our community.
Saturday, October 17
1:00-9:00 p.m.
$2 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, October 14
Min: 6

Bricoler toute la journée 
Rejoignez-nous via Zoom pour une journée artisanale en directe de votre maison. Profitez d'un après-midi et/ou une soirée pour travailler sur votre projet tout en partageant des idées et en socialisant avec d'autres membres de notre communauté.
samedi le 17 octobre
13h à 21h

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS ICI avant mercredi midi le 14 octobre
Min: 6

*depending on Covid-19, program delivery may have to change to virtual.

If you have any questions or would like to make a suggestion for an adult program, please contact the Adult Program Coordinator, Linda, by email

Contactez Linda au 204-765-3000 poste 4553 pour plus amples informations.

Resume Consultations (virtual)
Are you interested in having your resume reviewed? Do you want feedback on how to tailor your resume for a specific job/industry? Are you marketing yourself in the best way possible? Book a resume consult to ensure your resume is working for you!
To book a virtual appointment with our Employment Coordinator Christine, email or
Resume consult appointments will range from 30 minutes to one hour.

Career Development Coaching (one-on-one, virtual)
Are you looking for assistance with self-assessment, resume development, job search and interview practice? Career Development Coaching might be the perfect fit. 
To book an appointment with our Employment Coordinator Christine, email or
Career Development typically consists of 6 – 8 one hour appointments

Self-directed Career Development Resources:

You will find several valuable resources on this site: finding a job, choosing a career and exploring the market.
Specifically under Choosing a Career you can:
- take career quizzes
- review job profiles; and
- match your current skills.
You can also
browse jobs currently available in essential services!
Consider downloading the mobile app!

Create a comprehensive career plan: get to know yourself, explore education and training and explore the world of work; job search resources; resume and cover letter builder and so much more!

Other Resources:
  • Province of Manitoba careers
  • Federal Government careers
  • Military Spouse Employment Initiative – Casual Inventory
  • Military Spouse Employment Network (through Military Family Services)
    • Inspiring connection - explore job openings, chat with hiring managers and grow your network in search of employment opportunities
    • Join from anywhere - no travel needed to participate in the online Network, access the job board and connect with employers during the virtual career fairs.
    • Who can join - spouses or partners (married or common-law) of actively serving Regular or Reserve Canadian Armed Forces members. Veteran spouses, transitioning to post-service life, are also eligible to access the Network.
    • Spouses/Partners, Jobe seekers - ready to start using the MFS Spousal Employment Network. Join the network HERE to begin connecting with employers and their job openings
    • What will it take to get started - two minutes to fill out an online registration form, provide your name and email address, and affirm that you are a Canadian Armed Forces members' spouse or partner

The Employment Program Facebook page is being updated regularly; it will be populated with links to information, resources and other valuable content, as well as the Friday Funny post. Check it out!

Payments for OCC and MFRC programs can be made
over the phone by credit card or at the MFRC reception desk
by debit or credit card. 
Please remember that in order for your registration to be complete, payment must be made by the program registration deadline - if not, the registrant will be removed from the program.

Second Language Training
Are you interested in studying English or French virtually? Please contact Christine, our SLT Coordinator by email at for more information for remote classes or about applying for a Rosetta Stone licence.

Language Learning with Netflix
Improve your skills on your own, effectively and enjoyably, by watching films and series in the language you study.
  • Subtitles are shown in two languages, allowing you to compare the original audio and text with a translation in your language.
  • The extension allows you to listen to subtitles one at a time, and to change the playback speed.
  • There's a pop-up dictionary, and the extension suggest the most important words for you to learn.
Check out their special catalogue to find films and series in the language you study. Their extension runs on Google Chrome on desktop and laptop computers running Windows and MacOS. You will need an active Netflix subscription.

If you want learning to be fun in a game-like setting, Duolingo is a great place to start. You can learn vocabulary, conjugation, reading, writing, pronunciation, and listening skills on the app in a way that is competitive and fun. Duolingo has been ranked as the highest-rated French learning app on the Apple App Store for good reason. It’s free, fun, easy to use, and gets you the basics fast. 

Recommended as one of the best apps for English educators and learners, SpeakingPal allow users to record and compare their speech with a native English speaker. This amazing app combines video with automatic speech recognition software that tests your English speaking skills. You just have to speak with a video character and get immediate response on how well you said and pronounced all your English words. In short, this app basically understands and rates your speech.

Classics2Go Collection (French) 
Reading in a language you are trying to learn is a must. That’s why this free app is so great.
The French Classics2Go Collection has a large selection of fairy tales and other simple, classic children’s stories that you can read at an early stage in your French learning. Not only are these stories familiar, making the vocab and grammar concepts at play easy to digest, but Classics2Go even cross-links with its English app so you can read the versions side by side for a refresher. Plus, once you are getting more fluent, you can easily explore the library for some more complex books like Les Trois Mousquetaires or Madame Bovary.


Formation de langue seconde
Vous voulez apprendre l'anglais ou le français virtuellement ? Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, ou pour faire demande pour une licence Rosetta Stone, communiquez avec Christine, notre coordonnatrice de langue seconde au

Perfectionnement linguistique avec Netflix
Améliorez vos compétences par vous-même, de manière efficace et agréable, en regardant des films et des séries dans la langue que vous étudiez.
  • Les sous-titres sont affichés en deux langues, ce qui vous permet de comparer l'audio et le texte d'origine avec une traduction dans votre langue.
  • L'extension vous permet d'écouter les sous-titres un par un et de modifier la vitesse de lecture.
  • Il y a un dictionnaire contextuel et l'extension vous suggère les mots les plus importants à apprendre.
Consultez leur catalogue spécial pour trouver des films et des séries dans la langue que vous étudiez. Leur extension fonctionne sur Google Chrome sur les ordinateurs de bureau et portables exécutant Windows et MacOS. Vous aurez besoin d'un abonnement Neftlix actif.

Si vous voulez apprendre de façon amusante tout en jouant, Duolingo est l'appli pour vous. Vous pouvez apprendre le vocabulaire, les conjugaisons, la lecture, l'écriture, la prononciation et la compréhension orale façon compétitive et agréable. Duolingo a reçu la plus haute cote parmi les applis d'apprentissage du français disponibles chez Apple, et pour de bonnes raisons. C'est gratuit, amusant, facile à utiliser, et vous offre les connaissances de base.

Recommandé comme une des meilleures appli pour ceux qui enseignent et apprennent l'anglais, SpeakingPal permet à l'utilisateur d'enregistrer et de comparer leur dialogue à celui d'un anglophone. Cette merveilleuse appli combine vidéo et logiciel de reconnaissance de la parole pour évaluer vos compétences orales en anglais. Vous n'avez qu'à parler avec un personnage vidéo pour obtenir une réponse immédiate sur votre prononciation en anglais. Bref, cette appli comprend et évalue vos paroles.

OCC Hours of Operation for October:

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$24 per child per day
*bookings will be made for full days only* 

Wednesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$12 per child
*bookings will be made for 1/2 days only* 

All families must pre-pay in order to reserve a spot.
All programs and services are subjected to change due to Covid-19


Pre-K classes are on hold for the time being.

Please watch the
Shilo MFRC Facebook page for updates on the future of the program.

Thank you for your understanding.

Is your partner, spouse or loved one away or leaving on a course, exercise, or overseas mission? The MFRC Deployment Support Team assists military families in accessing the supports they need through the entire deployment cycle.

Support programs and services include:

Pre-Deployment Support
  • Preparing for separation, what families need to be ready
  • Literature and resources for supporting children in the deployment cycle
During Deployment Support
  • Health and wellness support
  • Programs for families (with children and without)  to build social connections and reduce isolation
Post Deployment Support
  • How to prepare for when loved ones return home
  • Family resilience recognition

Contact a member of the Deployment Support Team for more information!

Alexa Kullberg
Deployment Coordinator 
204-765-3000 ext. 4555

Jennifer Pinard
Deployment Assistant 
204-765-3000 ext. 3632

Virtual Spooky Murder Mystery
Join Alexa & Jenn for an evening of spookiness as we play out a murder mystery and catch a murderer! Each participant will receive their own character packets in PDF format with instructions, character bios, and suspect list. Feel free to get into character by dressing up!
Monday, October 19
7:00-9:00 p.m.
For adults experiencing a deployment and post deployment couples.
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, October 14

Resilience Recognition Program
The Resilience Recognition Program awards military families a gift of appreciation to recognize the strength and perseverance they demonstrate during a deployment or frequent separation from their family.
Military families who are the primary contact of a CAF member, who has been away from the home for work related purposes for a minimum of 120 non-consecutive days beginning October 1, 2019 are eligible to register for the program. An MFRC Family Information Form or a military CFTPO document is required. The MFRC may contact you for further information regarding eligibility.
Fill out the registration form
*if you have any questions about eligibility, contact Alexa at 

They’re Coming Home
The Road to Mental Readiness: Reunion & Reintegration Workshop provides you with tools to prepare for life after deployment while celebrating your successes and validating your challenges. Whether your family member is still deployed or returned home, contact to schedule a one-on-one session.

Morale Mail
Sending your loved one a parcel? You can send it for free through the Shilo MFRC!
All parcels must be addressed to Bellville, Ontario where they are collected and shipped overseas.
The MFRC has a packing station set up in the community lounge, which includes boxes, wrapping supplies and Customs Declaration Forms for your convenience. Parcels can be dropped off at the MFRC during regular business hours
(Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm)
*the packing station is available by appointment only, for the time being - please contact Alexa or Jenn if you'd like to book a time or if you require assistance with your parcel,  and they will be happy to help you!

Alexa Kullberg: or 204-765-3000 ext. 4555
Jennifer Pinard: or 204-765-3000 ext. 3632

Or visit our website for addresses, prohibited items lists, tips and more!

When attending Youth programs or Youth Hangouts, please remember:
  • check-in is at the Youth Centre doors (back of building)
  • bring a water bottle, as the water fountain is not accessible

We have taken extra precautions and added new procedures to keep everyone safe while participating in our youth programs! Please review the procedures HERE.

I would again, like to thank everyone for your patience and cooperation during this adjustment period. Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Take care!
Shannon Chapman

Due to current events, Youth Centre Hangouts will be replacing Youth Center membership and drop-ins until further notice. Hangouts will require pre-registration and there is a flat fee of $2 per child per night. Hangouts will be mostly un-structured, with a variety of activities for your child to participate in, including our canteen (extra cost). Planned activities can be found on our Youth Programs calendar which is available on the Shilo MFRC Youth Programs Facebook page as well as the MFRC website. 

Youth Information forms must be completed prior to your child attending.

Information Forms are available:
- Printable forms are available at the Shilo MFRC website
- Paper copies are available at the MFRC reception desk or at the Youth Centre. 

Youth Centre Hangout Times for October (pre-registration required)

(Dates and times are subject to change. Watch Facebook for more information) 

Wednesdays (Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28) 
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Youth in grades 3-6

REGISTER HERE by Monday, October 5 

Wednesdays (Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28) 
7:45- 9:45 p.m.
Grades 7-12
(no registration required for Gr 7-12)

Thursdays (Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29) 
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 2

REGISTER HERE by Monday, October 5 

*Reminder: only one child per registration - failure to do so
may result in a child getting missed from the program

Sprucewoods Scavenger Hunt
Come meet us at the entrance to Sprucewoods. Utilizing a scavenger hunt we will learn about the different things you can find!
Sunday, October 4 
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$3 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Thursday, October 1 

How to Solve a Mystery
Interested in following clues and solving mysteries? Join us for an action packed evening! 
Tuesday, October 6 
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$3 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Thursday, October 1 

What’s better than Thanksgiving? Friendsgiving of course! Come join your friends for lunch and games.
Saturday, October 17
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Thursday, October 8

Inventor’s Evening 
Get your creative juices flowing and come join us for an evening of DIY inventions.
Monday, October 19   
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$3 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, October 13  

Carnival Day (O’Kelly, Wawanesa & La Souce PD Day)
Who doesn’t want to spend a day at the carnival? Come join us for ring toss, arm painting and many more carnival games. 
Friday, October 23
8:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6 
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Thursday, October 15

Pumpkin Carving 
Bring your creativity, we provide everything else! Come show off your pumpkin carving skills.
Sunday, October 25
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Youth in grades 7-12
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, October 19  

Home Alone (SOS 4 Kids)
This safety program is ideally suited for children aged 9-12 years old. Safety and accident prevention are the common themes throughout the program. The information is relevant and current to today’s young learners. 
Course content includes:
  • Street smarts and bike safety
  • People safety (“Tricky People” and Safe strangers)
  • Online and internet safety
  • Snacking and kitchen safety
  • Home fire safety
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Preventing accidents
  • How to handle emergencies and other situations
  • Basic first aid skills
The unique delivery model of our Home Alone Safety for Kids program reaches children of all learning-types. Innovative digital and traditional gaming techniques provide a fun and positive learning environment. Engaged participants learn valuable life skills to help them make safer choices when on their own.
All participants who attend our program in-class or through virtual sessions will receive the Home Alone Safety for Kids manual and certificate of attendance.
Monday & Tuesday (October 26 & 27)
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Youth ages 9-12
$30 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Thursday, October 15 

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Programs are being delivered in person at this time, however,
program delivery method is subject to change due to impact of Covid-19

REMINDER: once you have registered your child for a program, please ensure the
payment is made by the program deadline.

If your payment is not received your child’s name will be removed from the list
and a child on the waitlist will be added.

If a family repeatedly registers for programs and then doesn't pay by the deadline we may have to refuse enrolment for future programs or implement a no show fee – if you’ve registered your child and know they’re unable to attend please call the front desk and let them know.

Little Leaves
Join us as we go outside to experience the amazing colors of fall, we will be venturing into the trees around the MFRC to feel all the changes that this season brings us! 
Friday, October 2
9:15-11:15 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, September 25
Max: 8

Baby Club 
Please join Kirstin and other moms with little ones on Monday Morning. We will have games, crafts, and a place to enjoy the company of others with some special speakers along the way, and remember we are on baby time so late comers are always welcome and you can leave when needed. Join us for some fun and awesome prizes. 
Mondays (October 5, 19, 26)
9:15-11:15 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 0-24 months
No cost to participants 

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 2
Max: 4 adults plus baby

Amazing Astronauts 
Way above the earth spans the great unknown, join us for a fun and spaced themed day where we will train to be the best astronauts we can be! 
Friday, October 9 
9:15-11:15 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 2
Max: 8

Halloween Party 
Let’s get together and celebrate Halloween with a party! Come dressed in your scariest, silliest, or favorite costume and participate in some fun party games as well as enjoy some spooky treats!

Friday, October 30 
9:15-11:15 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 23
Max: 8

Friday, October 30
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, October 23
Max: 8

*If you have any questions about the programs being offered or any other preschool program related questions, please contact the Children Services Director at

Our mailing address is:
Shilo Military Family Resource Centre
Box 5000 Stn Main Building T-114
ShiloMB  R0K 2A0

Ph: 204-765-3000 ext 3352
Fax: 204-765-3859

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