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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...

SARVAC-CSA Request for comments and changes to the CSA Z1620-15 and Z1625-16 GSAR Standards

SARVAC-CSA Request for comments and changes to CSA Z1620-15, Core Competency Standards for Ground Search and Rescue Operations: Searcher, Team Lead...

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SARSCENE 2020 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT

SARSCENE 2020 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt around the country and the world.  Due to physical di...

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SARSCENE 2020

SARscene 2020 SARscene, an annual gathering of Canada's search and rescue community, will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador from...

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AdventureSmart Trip Plan App

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada  (SARVAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the new AdventureSmart Trip Plan App. Thi...

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SARVAC Hits PEI and Ontario For GSAR Standards Workshops

SARVAC GSAR Trainer Development Sessions in PEI and Ontario

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SARVAC-GSAR - Quebec

The Quebec SARVAC - GSAR Curriculum Trainer Development Session La session québécoise de développement de la formation curriculaire SARVAC-GSAR

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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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