Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)

About the base

Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa), CFSU(O), is the base for the National Capital Region (NCR), and as such, is the gateway to the services you would find at any other base or wing in Canada.

The Unit provides administrative support to approximately 10 000 military personnel employed in the NCR. CFSU(Ottawa) also oversees primary military, first aid, and safety training for all military personnel within the NCR. The Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC), situated 22 km west of Ottawa at Shirley’s Bay on the Ottawa River, belongs to CFSU(O) and provides training support resources for the CF, cadet and other agencies in the NCR, and for specified national activities.

CFSU(O) is responsible for approximately 70 leased and owned CAF and DND occupied buildings in the NCR in both Ontario and Quebec, including Uplands and CRPTC.


CFSU(O)’s role is to deliver:

  • administrative support and comptroller services to military personnel within the NCR
  • transport and supply services to units, detachments and elements located in the NCR
  • morale, spiritual and, welfare services
  • fitness and sports programs
  • parades and protocol
  • management of unit facilities for organizations located in the NCR
  • security and Military Police (SAMP) services, including contracted security escorts for NCR units
  • support services as part of the General Safety Program to units, detachments and elements in the NCR
  • training at Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre
  • the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Public Affairs Support Services and Imaging Services

In 1994, the NDHQ Administrative Unit (AU) changed its name to Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa, CFSU(Ottawa), to better reflect its support role to National Defence Headquarter and selected units abroad. With the closure of 7 Wing Ottawa on 1 Apr 1995, CFSU(Ottawa) assumed responsibility for all ongoing support activities within the NCR.

Command team


Colonel R.W.H Goodyear MSM, CD

Colonel R.W.H Goodyear MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO J.J.D. Dubuc, MMM, CD

CWO J.J.D. Dubuc, MMM, CD

News and events

Guard of Honour

Contact information

Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON  K1A 0K2
CFSU(O) Reception Desk : 613-996-1044

NCR Frequently Used Phone Numbers

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