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: ¬† 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? ūüĒłHonour residential school survivors, the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system […]

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Labour Day Weekend

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 15:22 in General News

  It‚Äôs that time of year again and Summer is ending. The leaves are falling, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooling and the kids are headed back to school. But we want you to know how that will affect your long weekend ability to be prepared for the outdoors, and how you can […]

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SARVAC Communication Officer Job Opening

Posted on July 16, 2021 at 15:04 in General News

Communications Officer Work Profile ¬†The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) is looking for a motivated, ambitious and reliable individual to become their new Communication Officer. While in this role, the successful candidate will be required to develop, edit and provide timely, current and targeted website and social media communication documents and plans […]

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Posted on June 28, 2021 at 10:26 in General News

The SARscene 2021 conference registration website has officially launched!¬†Please help us spread the word.¬†¬† 1) Registration¬† There is no charge for registration (thanks to funding from Public Safety Canada) and, with it being totally virtual, you save money on travel, accommodation and other costs associated with a live event. In the registration process, attendees […]

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***As a result of the emergency surrounding COVID-19, the deadline for submission of comments and changes to the CSA competency standards and curriculum (Z1620 and Z1625) has been extended to December 31, 2020**** SARVAC-CSA Request for comments and changes to the CSA Z1620-15 and Z1625-16 GSAR Standards

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 09:38 in General News

SARVAC-CSA Request for comments and changes to CSA Z1620-15, Core Competency Standards for Ground Search and Rescue Operations: Searcher, Team Leader, and SAR Manager; and¬†CSA Z1625-16, Training Curriculum Standards for Ground Search and Rescue Operations: Searcher, Team Leader, and SAR Manager Please be advised that the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) and […]

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Posted on May 19, 2020 at 15:41 in General News

SARSCENE 2020 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt around the country and the world.¬† Due to physical distancing concerns with mass gatherings including conferences, and the Federal and Provincial health advisories and travel restrictions being enforced, SARVAC regretfully announces that SARSCENE 2020 in St. John‚Äôs, Newfoundland and Labrador, from October […]

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Posted on December 5, 2019 at 10:15 in General News

SARscene 2020 SARscene, an annual gathering of Canada’s search and rescue community, will take place in St. John‚Äôs, Newfoundland Labrador from October 29 to November 1, 2020.¬† The event is being co-hosted by¬†SARVAC and the Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association. The SARscene conference brings together Canada’s search and rescue community and provides an […]

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AdventureSmart Trip Plan App

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 15:25 in General News

The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada¬† (SARVAC)¬†is pleased to announce the launch of the new AdventureSmart Trip Plan App. This app¬†was launched at Ottawa City Hall on February 8, 2019. Here¬†you will find a¬†French and English versions of the media release AdventureSmart Media Release,¬†AdventureSmart Media Release (French)¬†and infographic Infographic,¬†Infographic FRENCH.¬†These documents are intended […]

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