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Parcel Service

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The Canadian Forces Postal Service (CFPS) - Morale Mail Program

Nothing reminds a deployed member of home like a care package. Families and friends can drop off packages at an MFRC, MFS location or a CAF Post Office to be sent free-of-charge to military members on overseas deployments. 

This service is provided to family members at no charge. Accessing the CFPS will vary depending on the sender’s location. Usually parcels and letters will be dropped off at an MFRC, MFS location, CFPO / FMO, free of charge, or sent via Canada Post. 

A Fleet Mail Office (FMO) is a military post office run by the CFPS to offer postal services to Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS).  The CFPS gathers mail either at the FMO in Halifax or Victoria. Each FMO is then responsible to sort and prepare the mail for shipment to the deployed ship. 

Families who do not live close to or are unable to get to an MFRC may take the parcel to any Canada Post outlet. However, in this case they will be expected to pay the correct postage to Belleville, ON, Halifax, NS or Victoria, BC.

The information contained on this webpage is up-to-date at time of posting.  For latest updates, please go to: Instructions for mailing overseas.

During the Holiday Season

Every year for the holiday season, Canada Post offers a free Christmas postal service. It starts around mid-October and goes to early January. You can send mail to your deployed loved ones free of charge from any Canada Post location.

Write to the Troops

If you would like to: 

  • write a general message for the troops; and/or
  • donate money 

Refer to the Write to the Troops website.