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Morale and Welfare Presentation to RCN HQ Staff 20 March 2014. Steven R. Fash COS CFMWS. Agenda. Introduction Organization and background Vision Programs, services, and initiatives. Defence Team – Morale & Welfare. Approximately 5,600 “Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces”
Steven R. Fash
CFMWS 5,600 to 6,000 Employees
Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Make CFMWS one of the strongest military Morale and Welfare organizations in the Western world by providing programs that provide widest possible benefits to the greatest number of serving and former service personnel and their families:
One Community, One Million Strong
Answers one simple question: What services are available to YOU?
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100,000+ Recreation participants
325 DND facilities involved
175 Reg Forces Messes
280 Res Forces Messes
85,000 copies distributed
14 locations across Canada
Community Gateway Website
139,000+ monthly visitsPSP by the numbers
Proposed Reactive Interface and Mobile Site
4 Credit Canada
5 debtfreesolutions.ca – Consumer Credit Counselling samplecontract
6 Compulife Software Inc.
1 CBC News (April 2012) / MoneySense Magazine (October 2012)
2 moneysense.ca – Where to find a fee-only Financial Planner
3 H&R Block
Through an integrated and individual-centric service delivery model, to ensure the coordination and facilitation of standardized, high quality, consistent personal and administrative support during all phases of recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration on return to service or transition following release, for all injured and ill Canadian Armed Forces personnel and former personnel, their families and the families of the deceased.
24 Integrated Personnel Support Centres across Canada:
Return to Work Program: 1,974 participants in 2012 ; 26% returned to full-time duty, 47% moved to transition, 27% remained on RTW.
Casualty Administration and Advocacy: Home adaptations/special needs equipment, vehicle adaptations, home assistance ; Assistance through Funds
Peer Support: Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS), Soldier On, Injured Soldier Network, Helping Others by Providing Empathy (HOPE)
Outreach & Education: Average 100 briefings a month across the country, training of approx 1,100 Designated Assistants per year
Personnel currently being tracked by JPSU
Canada Company – Military Employment Transition (MET) Program A one-stop-web-portal for all things related to transition for serving and retired military members. Serving as a bridge between business and community leaders and the CAF. Includes Corporate Canada employers, Entrepreneurship, Education and Franchising opportunities.
137 Military Friendly employers, such asAmazon, BMO Financial Group, CN, Coca-Cola Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell Canada, Sobeys Inc., SuncorEnergy, Etc.
In addition to previously mentioned programs and services, the following are specifically for ill and injured members of the Reg and Res force:
Enabling a mission-ready Force by addressing the issues faced by CAF members and their families that result from military service.
Military Family Services manages:
Support for serving members (Regular and Reserve) and their families who face issues that arise due to conditions of service such as:
Support Our Troops Fund is an umbrella for the following:
$15M has been received since 2006 from:
756 Total members supported by Soldier On
As of 1 Nov 13
As of 1 Feb 2014
Afghanistan Commemoration Soldier On Relay
Trenton - Ottawa
04-09 May 14*
Big Battle Field Bike Ride
1-8 Jun 14
Soldier On National Ski Fest
Whistler, BC **
2-8 Feb 14
St Andrews Legacy Golf
St Andrews, Scotland
13-21 Jul 14
30 Jul – 6 Aug 14
2nd Annual Allied Winter Sports Camp
9-19 Feb 14
Saddle Up Soldier On – RCMP
26-30 May 14
San Diego, CA
2-13 Mar 14
National Golf Camp
Greater Toronto Area
28 May – 3 Jun 14
Financial assistance in the form of low interest loans and/or grants:
Minor Disbursement Program ($33K to 194 members)*
Grants up to $200 (on a once per lifetime basis) to relieve temporary distress or to promote well-being.
Education Assistance Loan Program ($1.9M to 476 members)*
Loans ($1,2k to $4k per year, max $16k per student) to assist eligible serving members, former members and their recognized dependants to obtain a post-secondary education (full-time studies).
Self Improvement Loan Program ($7.5M to 2,208 members)*
Financial assistance through small loans ($1k-$5k) to assist in emergency situations such as: compassionate travel, urgent home and car repairs, minor renovation projects, etc.
Financial Distress Program ($1.1M to 154 members)*
Grants and loans when warranted by distress or other qualifying circumstances. The lifetime maximum for assistance is $5,000 for a grant and $25,000 for a loan.
*data based on calendar year 2012
The SOT Summer Camps provide an opportunity for children of military families to escape from the stressors of military life, with priority given to children of deployed personnel.
In summer 2013, more than 400 children of military members enjoyed a complimentary week at Camp Maple Leaf and Muskoka Woods.
The Military Families Fund, Canada Company and personal donations have unwritten the cost of camp registrations.
DGMWS is the CAF OPI:
Registering organizational events
Coordinating to avoid duplication and scheduling conflicts
Assisting in staffing requests for public support, military equipment and/or personnel
Approving the use of any official logos and/or images within their promotional materials
Assisting with senior CAF representation at key events
Concluding MOUs for complex relationships/partnerships
Providing feedback on the success of donations
Key relationship with BMO, Bank of Montreal
The following is a comparison of similar banking programs available in Canada.
CF R&R Club:
Silver Lake Resort,
7 nights/$369 USD
Wyndham Ka'eo Kai
7 nights/$369 USD
Barnsdale Country Club
7 nights/$369 USD
CF R&R Club – Examples:
CANEX Rewards Program
CF Appreciation Program