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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...

Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA)

The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award is a prestigious recognition for exceptional service and achievement for work being done across Ca...

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Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

Across Canada, there are many deserving individuals and groups working on emergency management, such as community-based volunteers, people working ...

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Board Representatives and Executive Members

On behalf of the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada we would like to thank our outgoing executive members and extend a warm welcome ...

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AdventureSmart x CanOps Marketplace

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is thrilled to announce that through a new partnership with the CanOps Store, Adve...

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SARVAC Communications Officer

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is proud to announce the recruitment of a Communications Officer under the SAR New I...

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On behalf of all 300 SAR groups and our 9000 volunteers across Canada we are committed to ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy...

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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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