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We will answer most questions in 2 to 30 working days, depending on the complexity of the question and our current workload.

The fastest way for us to do so is to help you find the information already available on-line.  We invite you to start by reading Frequently Asked Questions, where many of your questions may already have been answered.  The Site map and Search pages will also help you find specific information.

If you are looking for military personnel records, please visit the Canadian Genealogy Centre of Library and Archives Canada.

SERVING MEMBERS of the Canadian Forces wishing more information on eligibility, policies and directives are to submit an inquiry through their Chain of Command.

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Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH)
National Defence Headquarters
101 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0K2

Fax: 613-990-8579

Other Links and Contacts

Note:  The different sections within the Directorate of History and Heritage (DHH) routinely correspond to the same agencies and organizations. Consult the FAQ section to ensure your inquiry is directed to the proper location and please be specific as to which section you are attempting to contact.

The Chancellery
Government House Rideau Hall
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A OA1

Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre (CFJIC)
National Research Council Campus
Bldg. M-23
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0K2

Veterans Affairs Canada
66 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A OP4

The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada's largest veterans', ex-service persons' and community service organization with more than 500,000 members and more than 1,600 branches in Canada, the USA (21) and Germany (3).

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0N3

The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. CWM has its own collections, its own programmes and its own staff.