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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...

Phase of Clean-Up and Recovery in Atlantic Canada: Hurricane Fiona

GSAR teams across Atlantic Canada are prepared to continue providing support. Currently, Prince Edward Island Ground Search and Rescue, Nova S...

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Humanitarian Workforce Project – Phase 2 Update

On May 16, 2022, Public Safety Canada advised SARVAC that a submission for Phase 2 “Supporting a  Humanitarian Workforce to Respond to COVID-19...

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Guidelines for SARVAC AdventureSmart Stipend

The AdventureSmart Stipend is back! The purpose behind the stipend is to help offset minor travel and meal costs when delivering AdventureSmar...

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SARVAC Interim Assistant National Prevention Coordinators

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada is proud to announce recent changes to the SARVAC/AdventureSmart team including the rec...

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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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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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