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HMCS Ottawa Family Network

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

Family Network Representative: Marlena
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:Email your Rep to be added
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Website:Royal Canadian Navy
Facebook:HMCS Ottawa on Facebook

Travel Authorization Letter:

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Christmas Gift Boxes

The Together We Stand Foundation is once again donating a gift box to families of members deployed in operational theatre outside of North America, separated from their family and not on training between December 1, 2019 and January 30, 2020. This year, the distribution method has changed. An online gift form will be posted on as of September 16, 2019 for deployed members to complete if they want to receive the gift package. The gift packages will be sent from a mailing house directly to the address designated by the member before the holidays.  Applications must be received by November 9, 2019.

For loved ones of HMCS OTTAWA, a nominal roll of the ship has been sent to the Support our Troops Office as well you will need to attach the following letter from the Commanding Officer of HMCS OTTAWA to your application when prompted.

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CO's presentation

Here is the presentation from the Commanding Officer of HMCS Ottawa to the families of the crew on November 17, 2019.

Mail Dates

The following are the mail cut off dates for HMCS OTTAWA for parcels leaving CFB Esquimalt. Drop off locations include the MFRC in Esquimalt (1505 Esquimalt Road) and the MFRC in Colwood (2610 Rosebank Road). If you live out of area, we recommend adding two weeks to the following dates:

  • None scheduled

Please note that dates are subject to change.

Sunday Information Session for HMCS Ottawa

Monthly information sessions to learn more about the deployment.


Thanksgiving shoutout from the crew of HMCS Ottawa.

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