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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...

Exciting News for Volunteer Firefighters and Search & Rescue Volunteers!

The Department of Finance Canada has just announced a significant boost in support for volunteer firefighters and search and rescue volunteers. In...

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(GSAR-NCP) Program Certification Recognition 

Congratulations to Patrick Reid from Battlefords Search and Rescue for your achievement in becoming a certified Team Leader under The Ground Searc...

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SARVAC HWF: First Train the Trainer Workshop

This past weekend was exciting for the SARVAC Humanitarian Workforce (HWF) program and various GSAR responders across the country as...

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Are you a Search and Rescue Volunteer in Canada?

Did you know that you can provide input into critical research on post-traumatic stress injuries for the SAR community that will help determine th...

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BILL C-310: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer tax credit). 

This enactment amends subsection of the Income Tax Act in order to increase the amount of the tax credits for volunteer firefighting and search an...

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CSA Z1620 and Z1625 Core Competency Draft Standards Update

Please be advised that the updated CSA Z1620 and Z1625 Core Competency and Curriculum Draft Standards have been posted for 60 day Public Review on...

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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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