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Terra Firma Deployed 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.

The Terra Firma Deployed Family Network is for friends and families who are supporting military members away from home due to deployment or other work related separations.

Family Network Representative:  Karissa
Email Family Network Rep
Facebook Group TF Deployed Family Network
Family Information Form: EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book (Ships, Helicopters, MCDVs): EnglishFrench (PDF)
Website:
Other Resources: Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (PDF)

Children's Deployment Workshops

Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. Workshops available for ages 3 through 12.

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Delicious Deployment Dinners

A group where participants share their ideas on the challenges of cooking during deployment.

Mail Package Dropoffs

Mail can be dropped off at the Fleet Mail Office, located in Dockyard, Monday to Friday between 9am and noon.  If loved ones have trouble accessing Dockyard then they are asked to call the Fleet Mail Office, at 250-363-2176, once they are in the Main gate parking lot.

Mystery Mondays

A fun monthly online activity with other families.

Orca-class patrol vessels

Support is provided to families of military members deploying on the orca-class patrol vessels through the Patrol Craft Training Unit (PCTU): Orca 55, Raven 56, Caribou 57, Renard 58, Wolf 59, Grizzly 60, Cougar 61 and Moose 62.

Postal Information for MV Asterix

MV Asterix is an East Coast-based Supply Ship that provides fuel and essential supplies to military vessels, enabling them to sustain operations. There are some specific mailing instructions for this deployment:

Drop off your care packages by the end of the day at either the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Signal Hill MFRC location. Check out our mail guidelines and restrictions on our postal page.

Déposer vos forfaits de soins avant la fin de la journée au CRFM au Centre d’Activités Pacific de Colwood ou au CRFM Signal Hill. Consultez nos directives de courrier pour les directives et les restrictions.

Important Notes:
Due to the use of international mailing carriers, mail may arrive out of order.
Due to COVID there are no wrapping supplies available at either location at this time.

Notes Importantes :
En raison de l’utilisation de transporteurs postaux internationaux, le courrier peut arriver dans le désordre. En raison de COVID, il n’y a pas des fournitures d’emballage disponibles à l’un ou l’autre endroit pour le moment.

Address / Adresse:
Crew member’s Name and Rank (Mess# if known) / Nom et grade du membre d’équipage (#Mess si connu)
MV Asterix
PO Box 99000 Station Forces
Halifax NS B3K 5X5

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:

Respite Child Care

Families qualify for free deployment respite child care when they experience a work-related separation 21 days or longer.  Take advantage of this great service and give yourself a break.

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Video Tour of HMCS Harry DeWolf

HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), providing a greater and longer Canadian Armed Forces presence in the north.

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