Mail Guidelines

Mail Guidelines

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Mail Guidelines

A great way to stay connected to loved ones during a deployment is by sending morale mail (care packages). Morale packages can be dropped off at MFRCs (check with the local MFRC for hours of operation). This is not an H&R MFRC service; we only act as a convenient drop-off point. Deadlines are provided to us by the Fleet Mail Office (FMO). We have no control over these deadlines and can only promote when the information is provided to us. Families do not need to wait for a deadline; families are welcome to bring their parcel to MFRCs for inclusion in the next mail delivery. 

For complete Morale Mail guidelines, please visit: www.forces.gc.ca/en/write-to-the-troops/mailing-instructions.page.

Where to Send

Address for Ships 
RANK, NAME, INITIAL, SERVICE NUMBER
HMCS (Name of Ship or local operation number)
Box 99000, STN Forces
Halifax, NS B3K 5X5
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 Address for UN Missions 
RANK, NAME, INITIAL, SERVICE NUMBER
NAME OF OPERATION
PO Box (Operation Code)
Station Forces
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5W6
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Size & Weight

Packages cannot exclude 20 kg in weight and 18″ x 12″ x 12″ in size.

Prohibited Items

Some items are prohibited and parcels may be returned to the sender if it contains any of the following items:

  • Articles which can be viewed as obscene or immoral
  • Compressed gasses (aerosol can, lighters, etc)
  • Corrosive liquids or solids (bleach, acids, ammonia, etc)
  • Flammable liquids or solids (lighter fluid, matches etc)
  • Explosive items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco products
  • Drugs and narcotics (including prescription drugs)
  • Perishable items (fruit, vegetables, meat, etc)
  • Liquids (unless packages according to Canada Post requirements)
  • Battery powered goods with the batteries in, strong magnets,dry ice
  • Oxidizers (hair dye, adhesives, etc.)