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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: Alitia and Jeff
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:

Download PDF

Ghost Walk & Trick-or-Treating

Take a guided tour of dockyard with a special Halloween theme.

Halloween Spaghetti Dinner & "Scary" Movie Night

Special Halloween movie night and dinner at CPAC.

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:

  • Tuesday August 27
  • Thursday September 18
  • Tuesday October 8
  • Wednesday October 16
  • Friday November 8
  • Monday November 18

Please note that dates are subject to change.

Pre-Deployment Briefing Recap

Here are the presentations delivered to families of HMCS Ottawa on Wednesday July 10th.

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Adults

If you are going to be experiencing a work-related separation, you’ll want to take this workshop.

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Parenting

If you have kids and are going to be experiencing a deployment, this is a valuable workshop for you and your family.

Sunday Information Session for HMCS Ottawa

Monthly information sessions to learn more about the deployment.

Video on Preparing for Deployment

The MFRC talked to military members and their families about deployment:

  • What worked for them
  • What would they recommend to others
  • What advice they would give to other military members and their families

Here is what they said.

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