The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Family Support Team (FST)

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Connecting with our military families

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Family Support Team (FST) has been reaching out to military members and their families at Wings and other Air Force units across the country.  

While visiting all RCAF units in Canada, the team has shared key information about family oriented services and programs, and recorded a number of best practices.  Most importantly, the FST has provided a medium for our military families to be heard and share their military family lifestyle experiences.

Further below on this page you will find a summary of the various findings and observations collected during the FST’s journey.  

The FST will use the information gathered from visits to help guide future RCAF family support efforts.

Past visits have included:

14 Wing, Greenwood, N.S. – February 2014
12 Wing, Shearwater, N.S. – February 2014
19 Wing, Comox, British Columbia, B.C. – March 2014
443 Squadron, Patricia Bay, B.C. – March 2014
5 Wing, Goose Bay, N.L. – March 2014
9 Wing, Gander, N.L. – March 2014
15 Wing, Moose Jaw, Sask. – March 2014
17 Wing, Winnipeg, Man. – April 2014
1 Wing, Kingston, Ont. – April 2014
438 Squadron, St. Hubert, Que. – September 2014
430 Squadron, Valcartier, Que. – September 2014
2 and 3 Wings, Bagotville, Que. – September 2014
408 Squadron, Edmonton, Alta. – October 2014
4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alta. – October 2014
440 Squadron, Yellowknife, N.W.T. – October 2014
8 Wing, Trenton, Ont. – November 2014
16 Wing, Borden, Ont. – November 2014
Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations, Cornwall, Ont. – January 2015
National Capital Region, Ont. – January 2015
22 Wing, North Bay, Ont. – February 2015
427 Squadron, Petawawa, Ont. – February 2015
450 Squadron, Petawawa, Ont. – February 2015
3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Portage La Prairie, Man. – March 2015
Det Dundurn, Sask. – March 2015
403 Squadron, Gagetown, N.B. – April 2015

Findings and Observations

The FST has recorded an exhaustive catalogue of concerns and observations from military families and will address these with the appropriate agency for possible resolution. A summary of this information is provided on the Findings and Observations webpage.

To connect directly with the RCAF Family Support Team, please email:

RCAFFamily_ARCfamille@forces.gc.ca

For more pressing, non-emergency, please matters contact the Family Information Line: 1-800-866-4546