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If you need more information, or you have not found what you are looking for:

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Telephone: direct 613-992-0996, toll free 1-888-272-8207

Fax: 613-995-5777

TTY/TDD*: 1-800-467-9877

Canadian Armed Forces Pension Services

For pension-related inquiries for Canadian Armed Forces personnel:
Call (toll free): 1-800-267-0325; or

All other pension related questions can be directed to:

Canadian Armed Forces Recruitment

For inquiries about recruitment in, and employment with, the Canadian Armed Forces:
Call (Toll Free): 1-800-856-8488 or contact Recruitment Help.


Canadian Armed Forces Release/Severance Pay

For inquiries concerning military pay at release, including T4, payment of Canadian Armed Forces' Severance Pay and other Relevés:
Call (toll free):1-800-773-7705 or

Canadian Forces Military Police Group

For Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group inquiries:
Call: 613-949-1000

Canadian Forces Military Police Group Contacts

Casualty Support Management

For support and services to ill and injured military personnel, serving and retired, their families and the families of the deceased.
Call (toll free): 1-800-883-6094

Compensation and Benefits 

For compensation-related inquiries for Department of National Defence employees;
Call (toll free): 1-866-878-3598 or

Department of National Defence Civilian Careers

For inquiries about civilian careers at Department of National;

Disability and Death Benefits

For inquiries on services to injured and retired military members and their families;
Call (toll Free): 1-800-883-6094 or


  • Bagotville: 418-677-4000 x7411
  • Edmonton: 780-973-4011 x5781
  • Esquimalt: 250-363-4258
  • Gagetown: 506-357-9225
  • Halifax: 902-721-1048
  • Montreal: 450-358-7099 x6648 or x6697
  • Petawawa: 613-687-5511 x6589
  • Shilo: 204-765-3000 x3610
  • Toronto: 416-633-6200 x2661
  • Trenton: 613-392-2811 x5059
  • Valcartier: 418-844-5000 x3425 or x3424
  • Winnipeg: 204-833-2500 x4806

Defence Learning Network (DLN)

To access the DLN please visit the appropriate site below.

For technical inquiries related to the DLN, please contact the DLN Helpdesk:


Employee Assistance Program

DND’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, voluntary and neutral support to civilian employees and their eligible family members who are experiencing personal or professional difficulties that may have an adverse effect on their personal well-being and/or work performance.

To obtain additional information on the services available through DND EAP, you may contact the Corporate EAP Office at HRC.EAP-PAE@FORCES.GC.CA.

If you need immediate assistance, the Health Canada Employee Assistance Services (HC-EAS) provide 24/7 access to mental health professionals that can be reached at:

1-800-567-5803 (for the hearing impaired)

Health Care Services

For inquiries on the Public Service Health Care Plan, which serves all Canadian Armed Forces pensioners, military members and civilians, Administered by Sunlife:

Call (toll free): 1-888-757-7427 or

Insurance Plan Services

For inquiries on the Service Income Security Insurance Plan, which provides financial products and services to both serving and released members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families;

Call (toll free):
1-800-267-6681 or
Submit your inquiry online, by filling out this form.


  • Bagotville: 418-677-3333
  • Borden: 705-424-2262
  • Cold Lake: 780-594-4562
  • Comox: 250-339-5942
  • Edmonton: 780-973-3130
  • Esquimalt: 250-363-3301
  • Gagetown: 506-357-3666
  • Greenwood: 902-765-6714
  • Halifax: 902-425-6926
  • Kingston: 613-547-1172
  • Ottawa: 613-233-2177
  • Petawawa: 613-687-0025
  • Shilo: 204-765-7120
  • St-Jean: 450-357-9595 or toll free 1-866-9595
  • St. John’s: 709-570-8480
  • Trenton: 613-965-4823
  • Valcartier: 418-844-0111 or toll free 1-866-844-0111
  • Winnipeg: 204-984-3222

Medals, Honours and Recognition

For Canadian Armed Forces honours and recognition policy inquiries as well as inquiries about Canadian Armed Forces service medals;
Call (toll Free): 1-877-741-8332 or
Email: DH& 


Additional Contact Information for Honours and Recognition

Media Queries

For representatives of the media officially employed as reporters and duly commissioned by a recognized media organization, submit your query to the Media Liaison Office (MLO)

Call (toll free):
Online form:

Additional Media Contacts

Media may also consult the following lists to contact the appropriate local public affairs officers: Media Contacts - DND/CAF Public Affairs Contacts

Military Careers Management

For inquiries about:

  • Severance pay;
  • Retirement leave;
  • Non Effective Strength personnel management;
  • Audits for Reserve Force Retirement Gratuity;
  • CF 54, Certificates of Service; and
  • Service Pins.



National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K2
Attention DMCA-4

Many Military Records are held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Visit Library and Archives Canada to find out more about records held at LAC or call (toll free): 1-866-578-7777.  

Occupational Health and Safety

For inquiries on Occupational Health and Safety within the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces:

Operator - Department of National Defence 

Call: 613-992-4581 or 613-992-4582

Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces

The Ombudsman investigates complaints from the Defence community and serves as a neutral third party on matters related to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. He reports directly to the Minister of National Defence. Its role is to help individuals access existing channels of assistance or redress when they have a complaint or concern. It may also investigate and report publicly on matters affecting the welfare of military members and employees of the Department and others falling within his jurisdiction.

Operator - Department of National Defence 

Call: 613-992-4581 or 613-992-4582


If you are a DND employee or a CAF member and you've become aware of wrongdoing, you have a responsibility to report that wrongdoing under the PSDPA or the Canadian Forces Disclosure Process: Report a Wrongdoing.

If you are subjected to any form of reprisal for having come forward in good faith to report a wrongdoing, email or call the Internal Disclosure Office:
Hotline in North America: 1-866-236-4445

 Write to the Troops

The men and women of the Canadian Forces have demonstrated time and again that they will rise to any challenge. Let your Canadian Forces members know you appreciate the

Public Inquiries

Mailing Address:

Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)
Department of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1A 0K2

E-mail Address:

Phone: 613-995-2534 / Toll free: 1-888-995-2534
TTY and/or TDD *: 1 800 467-9877


* A TTY --or Teletypewriter, also known as a TDD or Telecommunications device for the deaf-- is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.

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In Person at:
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building

Privacy inquiry

Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints regarding the administration of the Privacy Act and privacy policies may be directed to the departmental Privacy Coordinator by email to, by calling 613-992-0996 or writing to:

Place de Ville
17th Floor, Tower B
112 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by e-mail at or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.

You may use one of the following methods to contact us:

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By Telephone:
613-995-2534 / Toll free: 1-888-995-2534
By Mail:
101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0K2
In Person at:
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
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