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All locations of the MFRC will be closed from Saturday July 1-4, re-opening July 5. We are still available via our 24 Hour Information Line at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).

Terra Firma Family Network

When you join a Family Network, you’ll receive important email updates on a deployment, information on social activities and get the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.

Terra Firma is for those on Imposed Restriction (IR), those with loved ones posted to an east coast deployed ship, those with loved ones on extended training elsewhere in Canada, those who are parents of military members posted elsewhere in Canada and all others that are connected to a military member who is not posted to a HMC Ship in CFB Esquimalt.

Family Network Representative: Vicki
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:Email your Rep to be added
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book (Ships, Helicopters, MCDVs):EnglishFrench (PDF)

Families of HMCS Oriole

Do you have loved one deploying on HMCS Oriole?  We have several resources for you:

The ship’s executive officer Lt (N) Eagle has started the following social media sites for official updates on the ship’s activities, time at sea with the Tall Ship Rendezvous , and what Oriole will be up to. Feel free to share these with your families and friends to get the info out there!

Social Media links:

Email address:

  • The HMCS Oriole has a public email that you are welcome to use. It will be checked as regularly as possible.   They can be reached at  For emergencies, please contact the MFRC.

Mail Dates for HMCS Oriole

Upcoming mail cutoff dates for HMCS Oriole’s deployment in celebration of Canada’s 150:

  • Wednesday June 14

Families of HMCS St John's

Got a loved one deployed on HMCS St John’s?  There are several resources for you:

  • There will also be a brief monthly slideshow available online from the Commanding Officer of the ship.  Contact the Esquimalt MFRC or the Halifax MFRC to receive the link and password.
  • Be sure to check out the Facebook page for HMCS St. John’s.

Postal Information for OP UNIFIER

Operation UNIFIER is Canada’s contribution to support Ukrainian forces through capacity building, in coordination with the United States and other countries providing similar training assistance. There are some specific mailing instructions for that deployment:

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