Join Us


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...

Emergency Preparedness Week

1 - 7 May is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada SARVAC wishes to acknowledge the significant commitment of Public Safety Canada and their ef...

Read more...

Nunavut MLA missing for a week found alive on Baffin Island

Uqqummiut member of the Nunavut Legislature Pauloosie Keyootak, his son Atamie Qiyuqtaq, and Peter Kakkik have been found alive after a weekl...

Read more...

Search grows for Nunavut MLA and party missing on Baffin Island

The search is ramping up for a Nunavut politician and his snowmobiling companions missing for days on the tundra of Baffin Island. http://www.theg...

Read more...

Search and rescue crews granted request to access RCMP drones

Emergency Management BC has informed search and rescue teams across the province that they can now request the use of an RCMP UAV — or drone, to ...

Read more...

SARVAC and CSA develop GSAR Curriculum for Canada

SARVAC and the Canadian Standards Association are in the late stages of GSAR Curriculum for Canada. Currently the Curriculum (Z1625) is hosted ...

Read more...

Winter Boat Rescue

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Vernon Search and Rescue was called to respond to an RCMP request regarding a boater in distress, at night on Okanag...

Read more...
300

SAR Teams in Canada

9,000

Volunteers

300,000

Training, Admin, and Prevention Hours Annually

300,000

Person-Hours on Searches Annually

SARVAC Associations

CSA Certified

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

More Details

Get Informed & Go Outdoors

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

Visit Website

SAR Volunteer Tax Credit

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

See Guidelines