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About SARVAC

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is a registered not-for-profit and educational organization that supports, coordinates, develops, informs, promotes and implements CSA-approved search and rescue emergency response with the underlying principle of saving lives. Read more...

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Ground SAR is composed of Inuvik and Yellowknife GSAR Groups.

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British Columbia Search and Rescue Association

The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association represents 80 SAR Groups and approximately 2500 volunteers.

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Yukon SAR

  Yukon Search and Rescue is a non-profit organization consisting of 120 members from the communities of Beaver Creek, Carcross, Carmac...

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SARVAC Prevention Program Receives Facelift

The "Hug a Tree and Survive" is a program designed to teach children how not to get lost and what to do if they are. It has been in use in Canada f...

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SARVAC Change in Leadership

Longtime SARVAC President, Harry Blackmore, announced that he was stepping down as President in order to dedicate more time to SARVAC NIF Projects.

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300

SAR Teams in Canada

12,000

Volunteers

100,000

Hours annually

1,500

Searches Each Year

SARVAC Associations

CSA Certified

SARVAC and CSA continue to collaborate on the development of the Core Curriculum for GSAR in Canada.

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Get Informed & Go Outdoors

A national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to "Get informed and go outdoors".

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SAR Volunteer Tax Credit

SARVAC has prepared Guidelines to assist in making claims for the Federal Tax Credit for GSAR Volunteers.

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