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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...

The Ground Search and Rescue - National Accreditation and Certification Pilot (NACP)

What is the GSAR-NACP? Certification as part of this program is National Recognition that a Searcher, Team Leader and/or SAR Manager have met a...

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WELCOME TO SUMMER 2022 (Spring Recap)

(Dedicated to the GSAR members from across Canada who we've lost this year) On behalf of SARVAC we want to wish all of our members, those in tr...

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New provincial funding disbursed to B.C. search and rescue teams

Jun 15, 2022 | Press Release All 2022 funding received from the B.C. Government has now been disbursed to ground search and rescue (GSAR) ...

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Makkovik SAR (NLSARA) receive  RCMP Commendation for Bravery

Last night members of Makkovik SAR team received the RCMP Commendation for Bravery. On May 1, 2018: Errol Andersen Roy Martin Perry Voise...

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations Assisting with Emergency Management and Responses

Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, announced $150 m...

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 National Volunteer Week

This “National Volunteer Week,” let’s celebrate the empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers that connect communities and build a st...

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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

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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