Wel­come from the Com­man­dant and the Chief War­rant Of­fi­cer of Cana­dian Forces Sup­port Unit (Ot­tawa)

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Wel­come to the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion! As the com­mand team of Cana­dian Forces Sup­port Unit (Ot­tawa) (CFSU(O)) and, in effect, your lo­cal base, the CFSU(O) Chief War­rant Of­fi­cer and I take great pride in wel­com­ing you and your fam­ily to the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion (NCR). As you prob­a­bly know, from a com­mu­nity as­pect, the NCR is un­like any other mil­i­tary re­gion in the coun­try. Aside from be­ing one of the largest and most di­verse “bases” in Canada, ex­tend­ing from Corn­wall to Dwyer Hill to Leitrim and into Que­bec, we have the added ad­van­tage of work­ing in both of­fi­cial lan­guages since our area of op­er­a­tions strad­dles two prov­inces. In Ot­tawa, there are nearly 6,000 Reg­u­lar Force and 2,000 Re­serve Force mem­bers, ap­prox­i­mately 9,000 DND civil­ian per­son­nel, and up­wards of 1,000 NPF em­ploy­ees, work­ing in more than 70 build­ings in the NCR (65 in On­tario and five in Que­bec), al­though in late 2015 and over the next four years, 8,500 per­son­nel will mi­grate to the Car­ling Cam­pus. More than 53,000 re­tired per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies also call the NCR home. The NCR is a vi­brant, cul­tur­ally-rich area, with many fes­ti­vals, sport­ing events and fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place through­out the year. As you set­tle into the re­gion, do take ad­van­tage of the many mil­i­tary ac­tiv­i­ties we or­ga­nize, from the Walk/Run in Red to the De­fence Com­mu­nity Fam­ily Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Days to the count­less events put on by Per­son­nel Sup­port Pro­grams staff and the Mil­i­tary Fam­ily Re­source Cen­tre. You can stay up-to-date on events by read­ing our base news­pa­per, the Guard of Hon­our at www. guard­ofhonournews.ca or by check­ing our web­site reg­u­larly by vis­it­ing www.forces.gc.ca. Re­gard­less of whether this is your first post­ing to the NCR, we hope this book will be help­ful in get­ting you and your fam­ily set­tled and in­form­ing you of the many ser­vices and ameni­ties that are avail­able to you in this com­mu­nity. How­ever, even be­fore you ar­rive, we hope that the in­for­ma­tion we’ve pro­vided will help you to max­i­mize your HHT (house hunt­ing trip) by not only find­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions – whether through Self Help Hous­ing (SHH), the CF Hous­ing Au­thor­ity, which pro­vides rent-con­trolled hous­ing for ju­nior NCMs and ju­nior of­fi­cers, or on your own – but also ar­rang­ing child­care, school­ing, tran­sit and other ameni­ties. The sooner you and your fam­ily set­tle into the area, the sooner you can start to feel “at home.” In clos­ing, we hope you and your fam­ily en­joy your stay here and that my staff - both mil­i­tary and civil­ian - will be able to serve you by liv­ing up to our motto of “Deeds Not Words.”

Colonel J. P. D. Ver­meer­sch Com­man­dant Chief Petty Of­fi­cer 1st Class/ Premier Maîtrede 1 re­classe Pierre Lan­glois CFSU(O) CWO/ L’Ad­jucdel’USFC (O)

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