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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...

Hypothermia Training for Rescuers

Are you looking to further your education on hypothermia and other cold injuries?  Are you in need of a refresher on how to properly diagnose and ...

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SARVAC Welcomed in New Brunswick!

SARVAC Welcomed in New Brunswick!

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SARVAC Hits the Yukon With Success!

40 Yukon SAR Volunteers met in Whitehorse October 21-23 at the Coast High Country Inn as part of the SARVAC Strengthening the GSAR Role in Canada...

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SARscene 2016

SARscene 2016 will take place in Edmonton, Alberta at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre from October 12 to 17, 2016. http://w...

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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...

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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...

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SAR Teams in Canada

9,000

Volunteers

300,000

Training, Admin, and Prevention Hours Annually

300,000

Person-Hours on Searches Annually

SARVAC Associations

SARVAC and CSA

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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