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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association

Posted on April 12, 2022 at 16:07 in General News, NL News

We are pleased to share the announcement made yesterday by the Honourable John Hogan QC, Minister of Justice & Public Safety and Attorney General for Newfoundland and Labrador, allocating approximately $1 million in additional funding that will go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association (NLSARA). Following recommendations made throughout the Public Inquiry […]

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HUMANITARIAN WORKFORCE CALL-OUT:COVID-19 SUPPORT – Deployment Complete

Posted on April 9, 2022 at 16:19 in General News

We’re proud to welcome home the team of SARVAC members, specifically from the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association deployed earlier this week to Deer Lake First Nation, ON. at the request of the Chief and Council. This request was coordinated through the Governmental Operations Centre, the Provincial Emergency Operations Center and Public Safety Canada […]

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HUMANITARIAN WORKFORCE CALL-OUT: COVID-19 SUPPORT

Posted on April 5, 2022 at 17:49 in General News

We’d like to announce that today, a small team of SARVAC members, specifically from the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association have been deployed to Deer Lake First Nation, ON. This at the request of the Chief and Council members through the Provincial Emergency Operations Center and Public Safety Canada as a result of the […]

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Remembering Lives Lost: Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day

Posted on March 2, 2022 at 20:13 in BC News

Today, marks Search and Rescue Volunteer Memorial Day in British Columbia. Representatives from Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, British Columbia Search and Rescue Association, PEP Air, Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Government of British Columbia will meet on the grounds of the BC Legislature this afternoon to pay their respects to those […]

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Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA)

Posted on January 18, 2022 at 19:07 in AB News, AdventureSmart, BC News, General News, MB News, NB News, NL News, NS News, NT News, NU News, ON News, PE News, QC News, SK News, YK News

  The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award is a prestigious recognition for exceptional service and achievement for work being done across Canada to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. Awarded by Public Safety Canada and with partnership between provincial, territorial and federal governments, it recognizes recipients who have achieved excellence […]

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Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 09:55 in AB News, AdventureSmart, BC News, General News, MB News, NB News, NL News, NS News, NT News, NU News, ON News, PE News, QC News, SK News, YK News

Across Canada, there are many deserving individuals and groups working on emergency management, such as community-based volunteers, people working in all levels of government in emergency management organizations, and Indigenous communities. Awards are granted in five categories: Resilient Communities; Search and Rescue Volunteers; Search and Rescue Employees; Youth; and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management. We’re […]

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Board Representatives and Executive Members

Posted on October 20, 2021 at 21:32 in BC News, General News, NB News, NL News, NS News, NT News, NU News, PE News, QC News, YK News

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 to the incoming executive members into their seats that were previously announced at the Annual General Meeting on October 16th 2021. Our current Board Members and their seats: Janelle Coultes  […]

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AdventureSmart x CanOps Marketplace

Posted on October 1, 2021 at 19:08 in General News

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is thrilled to announce that through a new partnership with the CanOps Store, AdventureSmart has officially launched the AdventureSmart Marketplace:  https://www.canopsstore.org/collections/adventuresmart This marketplace is geared towards both AdventureSmart presenters and their audiences. Presenters can now purchase branded apparel and essential items to use during, or as […]

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SARVAC Communications Officer

Posted on October 1, 2021 at 16:24 in General News

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is proud to announce the recruitment of a Communications Officer under the SAR New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF). As a registered not-for-profit and educational organization, the individual will help support, coordinate, develop, inform, promote and implement search, rescue and emergency response and prevention with the underlying […]

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on September 30, 2021 at 13:57 in General News

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 of residential schools is never forgotten. How can you recognize the importance of Truth and Reconciliation? 🔸Honour residential school survivors, the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system […]

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