Support Services

Support for Families

Canadian soldiers and their families are well-supported. From the housing provided at many military bases across the country, to local deployment-related support for military families, they can count on quality services to meet the needs of Army life.

Local and nation-wide support centres or services within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) help soldiers and their families deal with the unique challenges of military life, such as deployment-related departures and reunions. Joining the Army can be a big adjustment for soldiers and their families. During the deployment or absence of a loved one (for training, for example), families can count on a variety of services at the local and national level.

Local Support

Whether it’s the rear guard or a deployment support group or centre, military families can count on resources close to home when a loved one is deployed or away for an extended period of time.

Nation-wide Support

In addition to local support, nationally coordinated organizations offer a wide range of information, programs and services to military families.

Military Family Resource Centres assume a central role in serving Canadian Armed Forces families and helping them deal with military lifestyle challenges. Some services include finding employment for relocated CAF families and assistance with Operational Stress Injuries.

Family Navigator is a search tool used by CAF families to find specific services and information.

Family Information Line  provides confidential, bilingual counselling services and information for military families. Call 1-800-866-4546.

Additional Resources

MISSION:Ready provides the information you need about available resources and support programs, directly in your hands. It will help you figure out which of the many programs and services offered by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces can best meet your needs.

Operation HONOUR - Learn how the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is addressing harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour, report an incident, and access the services available to victims, witnesses and within the chain of command.

You're Not Alone - Mental Health resources for CAF members and families

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