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HMCS Vancouver Family Network

Connect with others going through the same experience, participate in social activities, and get the latest updates on deployments and work-related absences.

Contact Information

Family Network Volunteer:Carla
Email:[email protected]
Facebook Group:HMCS Vancouver Family Network
HMCS Vancouver on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter


When you join the Family Network for HMCS Vancouver, 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.

HMCS Vancouver Pre-Deployment Brief Recap

Here is the recording from the HMCS Vancouver Pre-Deployment Brief (minus operational security information) that was held on Thursday, May 9th, 2024.   


 The slideshow from the session can be found below.


Monthly Information Sessions for HMCS Vancouver

HMCS Vancouver’s Command Team will provide a live update to friends and family members about what the ship has been up to and what the future holds, as well as answer any questions you may have. Senior members of the Canadian Fleet Pacific Staff and the MFRC will be on hand to answer questions, address concerns, and provide updates on workshops and activities.

These sessions will be held during the ship’s deployment. Information will be shared when dates are confirmed.

Morale Mail Information for HMCS Vancouver

Drop off your care packages during regular business hours at either:

  • Colwood Pacific Activity Centre MFRC location
  • Signal Hill MFRC location
  • 443 Squadron

The mailing address for this deployment is:

RANK / NAME / INITIAL
 SHIP NAME, MESS #   
 PO BOX 17000 STN FORCES
 VICTORIA, BC
 V9A 7N2

Important Notes: 

  • Wrapping supplies (i.e. tape, paper, scissors) are available at our Colwood and Signal Hill MFRC locations. 
  • 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. 
  • If you are mailing from out of area, we suggest adding 10 days to the advertised cut-off date to allow for parcel travel to Victoria.  
      

For more information on mailing guidelines and restrictions, check out our postal page.

Programming at the MFRC

123 Music & Me: Fun in the Sun!

Join us for a parent and child music session with the Victoria Conservatory of Music! We will have fun exploring instruments and making music together in the sun. 
Register

Wellness Wednesday - Mindful Creativity

Join the Family Wellness Team for an evening of wellness and art outdoors. The Team will guide you through a fun art activity accessible for everyone ages 8+.
Register

Stay & Play in the Park

Join us for a morning of fun interaction with your child at some great local playgrounds for free play, games and story time.
Register

Respite Child Care During Absences

Available at no cost when a military parent is deployed or away for work-related reasons for 21 consecutive days or more. 
More information

Supporting Children Through Absence

Help your child(ren) adjust to a parent being away on a deployment or work-related absence.
Ages 3-5 Years Ages 5-12 Years