Quebec Search and Rescue Volunteer Association (AQBRS)


Quebec search and rescue volunteer Association (AQBRS)

(Association Québécoise des bénévoles en recherché et Sauvetage)

The Quebec search and rescue volunteer association was created in 2002. The creation of our non-profit organization was to unite the strengths of different groups and establish minimum training standards for search and rescue responders called upon to assist the authorities and the families affected in the disappearance of a person. It currently has more than 30 teams located throughout the province, thus ensuring a first-line service.




We can count on more than 500 members who have one thing in common, the desire to help. They belong to different groups them, are supervised by the Quebec search and rescue volunteers Association.  Aware of the importance of our work, we developed very strict standards to ensure authorities’ expectations.

All members receive basic training on all aspects of ground search and rescue. By cons, some groups specialize in training of canine teams or off-road vehicle operations (ATV and snowmobile).

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The combination of our specializations ensures quality service.

As search and rescue stakeholder, along with the Quebec Minister of Public Security, the association looks after the certification of its members so they can acquire the skills necessary to fulfill their mission.


– You would like to be part of a search and rescue team;

– You like outdoor activities;

– You want to help;

– You want to learn;

– You like teamwork;

– You have time to give.

Visit our website and visit the directory of the teams members of the Association. There is surely one that fits your expectations.

As all our Canadian partners, members of the Quebec search and rescue volunteer association are proud to present the AdventureSmart program that promotes safety in the outdoor activities, including the dissemination of the “Hug-a-tree” program for elementary students by teaching them the following:

– How to prepare for a walk in the forest;

– Notify the parents or a responsible adult;

– What to do if they get lost;

– How to help rescuers to find them.



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