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Terra Firma Deployed Family Network

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 absences. 

When you join a Family Network, you will receive important updates on deployments and work-related absences, information on social activities, and have the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.

Register with us to receive deployment and work-related absence support by becoming a part of your Family Network, connecting with the MFRC local to you, and/or receiving support in French.

Register here ………………………………………………………………………………………..

Le réseau familial Terra Firma Deployed est pour les amis et familles qui soutiennent les membres militaires loin de chez eux en raison d’un déploiement ou d’autres absences liées au travail.

Lorsque vous joignez un réseau familial, vous recevrez des mises à jour importantes sur les déploiements et les absences liées au travail, des informations sur les activités sociales et aurez la possibilité de vous connecter avec d’autres personnes vivant la même expérience. 

Inscrivez-vous auprès de nous pour recevoir du soutien en matière de déploiement et d’absence liée au travail en faisant partie de votre réseau familial, en vous connectant avec le CRFM local et/ou en recevant du soutien en français.

Inscrivez-vous ici

Family Network Representative:  Sophia
Email Family Network Rep
Facebook Group TF Deployed Family Network
Deployment Support Book: EnglishFrench (PDF)
Other Resources: Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (PDF)

Coffee Connections

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet others and get a break from the routine with an evening out? Join us for coffee and conversation while meeting others from the military family community!

MFRC Sunday Funday

Are you looking for a fun event to connect with your military community? Come join us for games, activities, face painting, prizes and fun for all ages! We look forward to seeing you!

Morale Mail Drop Off Opportunities

Did you know you could send morale mail to your deployed military member for free? The MFRC is offering a few different opportunities for mail drop off.

Saviez-vous que vous pouviez envoyer gratuitement du courrier moral à votre membre militaire déployé? Le CRFM offre quelques opportunités différentes pour le dépôt du courrier.

General Information / Informations générales Cobble Hill Drop Off Opportunity / Opportunité de dépôt à Cobble Hill

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.

Crew member’s Name and Rank (Mess# if known)
MV Asterix
PO Box 99000 Station Forces
Halifax NS B3K 5X5

Important Notes:

  • Please ensure your parcels are ready to send.
  • International customs forms will be available.
  • Due to the use of international mailing carriers, mail may arrive out of order. Numbering your parcels or marking them with “open on this date” may be helpful to ensure they are opened in the order you intended.


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.

Adresse :
Nom et grade du membre d’équipage (#Mess si connu)
MV Asterix
PO Box 99000 Station Forces
Halifax NS B3K 5X5

Notes Importantes :

  • Veuillez-vous assurer que vos colis sont prêts.
  • Des formulaires douaniers internationaux seront disponibles.
  • En raison de l’utilisation de transporteurs postaux internationaux, le courrier peut arriver dans le désordre. Numéroter vos colis ou les marquer avec “ouvrir à cette date” peut être utile pour s’assurer qu’ils sont ouverts dans l’ordre que vous avez prévu.

Respite Child Care During Absences

Respite child care (for children up to school age) is available at no cost when a military parent is deployed or away for work-related reasons for 21 consecutive days or more.

Find out more

Supporting Children Through Absence

These workshops offer an opportunity for children to interact with other children who are going through the same experience. There are daytime and evening sessions for ages 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, and Kindergarten-12.

3-5   5-8   9-12   K-12

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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